WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday for the first time since a new spy scandal dented relations between the two allies, and pledged to be in touch about ways to improve U.S.-German intelligence cooperation.
The call followed a difficult period in U.S.-German relations after Berlin told the CIA station chief last week to leave the country after officials unearthed two suspected U.S. spies.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday threw his weight behind a temporary fix for the depleted Highway Trust Fund during an event to tout his administration’s work with the private sector to develop cars that communicate using wireless technology.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives was poised on Tuesday to approve a $10 billion infusion for the fund, enough to keep money flowing to road, bridge and transit projects at least through the end of May 2015.
Sounded like Obama just sneezed and then said “bless you”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans on Wednesday cast a skeptical eye on a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border while President Barack Obama headed to Texas to meet a top critic, Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Obama is battling increasing political pressure from supporters and opponents alike to halt a growing humanitarian crisis along the Texas border with Mexico.