WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A key climate change adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama will step down soon, administration officials said on Monday, in the latest staff departure as the White House adapts to a shift in power in Congress.
Carol Browner, White House coordinator of energy and climate policy, “will stay on as long as necessary to ensure an orderly transition,” a senior administration official said.
Add Rudy Giuliani to the list of Republicans who may be eyeing a run for the White House in 2012 — but isn’t quite ready to say for certain.
Still, the lawyer, businessman and former New York mayor tells CNBC it is definitely something he will be considering.
President Barack Obama faced two tests when he spoke Wednesday night at a memorial service for the six people killed in the Arizona shooting — make an emotional connection and comfort a grieving community.
Obama honored heroes and victims, but his tribute to the youngest victim may have helped him connect with people who attended the service in Tucson or watched on television.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has lodged a “strong protest” with the Vietnamese government over the attack on a U.S. diplomat by police in central Vietnam, a State Department spokesman said Wednesday.
Christian Marchant, a political officer with the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, was roughed up outside a residence where outspoken Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly is being held under house arrest, Radio Free Asia reported.
A possible federal criminal probe, charges of “thug politic tactics” and a foreboding feeling of more wicked tricks to come.
No, it’s not a tease for a new novel filled with political intrigue — it’s the next chapter in the Christine O’Donnell story.
WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States has revoked the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador to Washington in apparent retaliation for Caracas’s rejection of the nominated U.S. envoy, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.
The move brings to the fore long-simmering tensions between Washington and the socialist government of President Hugo Chavez, who is the main U.S. critic in the region. The flare-up, however, is unlikely to affect an oil trade crucial to both nations.
WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States has revoked the visa of the Venezuelan ambassador to Washington in apparent retaliation for Venezuela’s rejection of the U.S. envoy to Caracas, a diplomat said on Wednesday.
The diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to provide further details. A State Department spokesman earlier declined to comment on the rift between Caracas and the United States.
Add Sarah Palin to the list of politicos who are not happy about the tax cut package President Barack Obama crafted with Republican lawmakers.
“I think it’s a lousy deal and we can do better for the American people,” the former Alaska governor said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” airing Friday.
Despite winning control of the House of Representatives and making gains in the Senate, Republicans still have a way to go to truly win the hearts of Americans, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Just 41 percent of respondents said the Republican takeover of the House is a “good thing,” 27 percent said it was a “bad thing,” and 30 percent said it won’t make any difference, the poll found.
President Barack Obama says he’s focusing on his job and not thinking about whether he might be going head-to-head with Sarah Palin when he’s up for re-election in 2012.
“I don’t speculate on what’s going to happen two years from now,” Obama told ABC’s Barbara Walters in an interview taped Tuesday at the White House.