WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s top adviser on energy and climate change, Heather Zichal, plans to step down in the next few weeks after five years at the White House, senior administration officials said on Monday.
Zichal, 37, has advised Obama since his 2008 presidential campaign and helped shape the administration’s policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions blamed for contributing to global warming.
Am reporting exclusively with Reuters colleague Patrick Rucker that White House climate and energy adviser Heather Zichal is stepping down
Other than a bunch of tweets flying around, there was no action at the White House today on #shutdown or debt ceiling. No calls. Nada.
So much for #Obama’s Asia trip. Canceled tonight because of the government #shutdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a deadlock that has shut down wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough.
After more than an hour of talks, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said Obama refused to negotiate, while House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid accused Republicans of trying to hold the president hostage over Obamacare.
#Obama not going to speak at the White House tonight after meeting with congressional leaders.
John Boehner has arrived at the White House for talks with Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chief executives from major financial institutions met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday and warned of “adverse” consequences if government agencies remain closed and if lawmakers failed to raise the U.S. debt ceiling by mid-October.
Congressional Republicans and the White House are in a stalemate over government funding, which has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama scaled back a long-planned trip to Asia on Wednesday and planned a meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress that both sides said was unlikely to yield an end to the government shutdown.
Obama plans to meet at the White House at 5:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) with the four top leaders in Congress – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.