Radio host Hugh Hewitt called it the “biggest elephant in the room full of elephants” for Republican candidate Jeb Bush: his last name.
At Wednesday’s debate, Bush faced several questions about his father George H.W. and brother George W., who respectively were the 41st and 43rd presidents.
By Roberta Rampton and Erin McPike
In an election cycle in which voters seem to prefer non-politicians such as Donald Trump and Ben Carson to seasoned politicos, John Kasich took a different tack at Wednesday’s debate.
Donald Trump is known for his ability to cast amusing insults – but in Wednesday’s debate, Carly Fiorina got the last word.
Earlier this month, Trump belittled Fiorina’s appearance, saying in a Rolling Stone interview, “Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?”
WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on
Wednesday called for an international framework to prevent the
Internet from being “weaponized” as a tool of national
aggression, while holding out the prospect of a forceful U.S.
response to China over hacking attacks.
With Chinese President Xi Jinping set to visit Washington
next week, Obama said at a conference with business leaders that
his talks with Xi would include cybersecurity, a topic that has
become a point of friction in U.S.-Chinese relations.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday said Republican presidential contender Donald Trump was selling a “sick message” about immigrants in America based on xenophobia.
Biden, considering a run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, told a small group of Latinos gathered at his home that they should not lose heart watching Trump climb in the polls while taking a hard line on immigration.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Robert Califf to serve as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the White House said on Tuesday.
Califf, a leading cardiologist and researcher who joined the agency in January as deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco, was widely expected to be named to the post, but the announcement came earlier than some had expected.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama heads to Des Moines, Iowa on Monday, a trip his administration says is about education and not about the 2016 presidential campaign that has candidates from both parties crisscrossing the state.
But the visit will serve as an early test of how much clout the president, whose second and final term is drawing to a close, might bring to the 2016 campaign trail once the Democratic Party settles on a nominee.
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (Reuters) – President Barack Obama got a taste of the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, dropping in to two remote fly-in native villages in a journey the White House hopes will show how climate change is affecting Americans.
Crossing the Arctic Circle, Air Force One flew over Kivalina, pop. 400, a whaling village on a barrier island debating whether to move as melting sea ice raises sea levels.
DILLINGHAM, Alaska, Sept 2 (Reuters) – President Barack
Obama headed to remote fly-in native villages of Alaska on
Wednesday on a trek the White House hopes will bring attention
to how climate change is affecting Americans.
Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit
a community north of the Arctic Circle when he flies into
Kotzebue, an Arctic town of about 3,000 that is battling coastal
erosion caused by rising seas.
ANCHORAGE/JUNEAU Alaska, Sept 2 (Reuters) – President Barack
Obama on Wednesday will become the first sitting U.S. president
to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle, a trek the
White House hopes will bring into focus how climate change is
After meeting tribal leaders and fishermen in Dillingham,
home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, Obama will
fly into Kotzebue, an Arctic town of about 3,000 that is
battling coastal erosion caused by rising seas.