WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice on Wednesday and afterward said she could not support her for secretary of state without more information.
Other Republicans have threatened to block Rice’s nomination if President Barack Obama picks her to replace Hillary Clinton, which would require Senate confirmation.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator John McCain, a vocal opponent of Susan Rice’s possible nomination as Secretary of State, said on Sunday that the U.N. ambassador could change his mind after she explained her statements on the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.
“Sure. She can – I’d give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took,” McCain said on the “Fox News Sunday” program when asked if Rice could reverse his opposition.
WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic
congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President
Barack Obama on Friday pledging to find common ground on taxes
and spending that would allow them to avert a looming “fiscal
cliff” that could send the economy back into recession.
The top lawmakers spoke to reporters as a group for the
first time in more than a year in what aides said was a joint
decision to project a message of unity.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday pledging to find common ground on taxes and spending that would allow them to avert a looming “fiscal cliff” that could send the economy back into recession.
The top lawmakers spoke to reporters as a group for the first time in more than a year in what aides said was a joint decision to project a message of unity.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said he and congressional leaders must quickly get down to work to avert upcoming automatic tax hikes and spending cuts as he sat down for talks with lawmakers on Friday.
“I think we’re all aware that we have some urgent business to do,” the president told reporters.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A somber Republican crowd watched glumly on Tuesday as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney failed in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama, despite a stubbornly high unemployment rate.
Romney struck a conciliatory note as he conceded. Thanking his supporters, he said he had called Obama and wished the Democrat the best.
CLEVELAND/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If there was any doubt that the U.S. presidential fight hinges on Ohio, an awkward campaign airplane traffic jam at the Cleveland airport made it clear on Tuesday.
Minutes after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney touched down on the tarmac, Vice President Joe Biden swooped in on Air Force Two for an unannounced – but what the White House said was long-planned – visit.
CLEVELAND/CHICAGO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire
on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get
their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will
decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.
Capping a long and bitter presidential campaign, Americans
cast their votes at polling stations across the country. At
least 120 million people were expected to render judgment on
whether to give Obama a second term or replace him with Romney.
BELMONT, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney cast his vote in a Boston suburb on Tuesday morning, saying he felt good about his chances of winning the presidency.
After voting, Romney kissed his wife, Ann, goodbye and headed out for last-minute campaigning in Cleveland and Pittsburgh – cities in the crucial electoral states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov 5 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and
Republican challenger Mitt Romney engaged in frantic
get-out-the-vote efforts and made final pleas to voters in a
sprint through battleground states that will determine who wins
their agonizingly close White House race on Tuesday.
Both candidates sought to generate strong turnout from
supporters and to sway independent voters to their side in the
last hours of a race that polls showed was deadlocked
nationally. Obama had a slight lead in the eight or nine
battleground states that will decide the race on Tuesday.