President Obama nominated longtime fundraiser and hotel heiress Penny Pritzker Thursday to run the Commerce Department, gambling that her role in a failed bank and opposition from labor groups won't derail her Senate confirmation.
President Obama will tap Penny S. Pritzker, a businesswoman from Chicago, to be the next Secretary of Commerce and Michael Froman as the next U.S. Trade Representative on Thursday morning, a White House official said.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told members of the Arab Forum in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday the United States was shocked and saddened by the "senseless and brutal" attacks Tuesday in Libya and Egypt, condemning "in the strongest possible terms the deplorable and savage acts of violence" that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Ratcheting up the pressure on Iran Saturday, leaders of the Group of Eight major economies expressed solidarity in their approach to cracking down on Tehran's nuclear development program, agreeing to act together to lower oil prices in the coming months if necessary.
As President Obama prepares to play host to a doubleheader of global diplomacy at the Group of Eight and NATO summits this weekend, there are increasing signs that the world is tuning out his message.
As President Obama prepares to host the NATO and Group of Eight international summits this weekend, there are increasing signs that the world is brushing him aside.
A U.S.-backed initiative to create a Pacific free-trade bloc to counter China's economic power gained momentum at an international summit Sunday when Canada and Mexico said they want to join the fledgling partnership.
India's main opposition party is demanding that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh explain a leaked e-mail from an American official that the party says shows the Obama administration is seeking to link U.S. investment in India to damages for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak.