WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Just a few short weeks ago,
Republican elders could only hope that time would make voters
forget about the government shutdown the party engineered in
Now, with millions of Americans in an uproar over health
insurance policies canceled because of President Barack Obama’s
health care law, Republicans believe they could seize control of
the Senate and build on their majority in the House of
Representatives in the November 2014 congressional elections.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Normally brimming with self-confidence, President Barack Obama showed an emotion on Thursday he rarely shares with Americans: humility.
He strode to a White House podium with a jarring admission: He believes he has lost the confidence of the American people and deserves the blame for the rocky rollout of his signature healthcare law.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama bowed to political pressure from his fellow Democrats on Thursday and announced a plan to let insurers renew for one year the health plans for Americans whose policies would be otherwise canceled due to Obamacare.
The administrative fix offered by Obama would allow insurers to offer certain health plans in 2014 that do not meet the minimum requirements of the health reform law, but require the companies to spell out how the policies are substandard and what alternatives are available.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama apologized on Thursday to Americans who are losing their healthcare insurance policies, saying in an interview that he regrets that “we weren’t as clear as we needed to be” about Obamacare healthcare reforms.
Obama’s expression of regret was aimed at placating Americans whose insurance plans are being canceled in spite of his oft-repeated pledge that if people liked their health plans, they would be able to keep them under Obamacare.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would have rejected any plan to replace Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton as his vice president for the 2012 election.
In an interview with NBC News, Obama did not deny that his political aides had poll-tested the idea of having him run for re-election with Clinton as his No. 2 instead of Biden.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday met with frustrated Senate Democrats, some of whom fear the disastrous rollout of his signature healthcare law could complicate their already difficult re-election fights in 2014.
The Obama administration has weathered intense criticism since hundreds of thousands of people have seen their health insurance policies canceled because they do not meet new benefit requirements, despite Obama’s pledge that Americans could keep their current plans under Obamacare.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is working to improve intelligence cooperation with Germany but a sweeping “no-spy” agreement between the two countries is unlikely, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday.
German and U.S. intelligence officials are meeting this week following reports that the National Security Agency had monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone.
WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama,
defiant against critics of his troubled healthcare plan, vowed
on Monday to press ahead with the rollout and asked supporters
to help as the White House struggled to gain control of the
debate over his signature achievement in the face of mounting
Obama went before 200 of the core activists who helped turn
out the vote for him in his re-election a year ago, seeking
their assistance to enroll people into the Affordable Care Act
amid signs that early enrollment numbers will fall far short of
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to China, Japan and South Korea in the first week of December, a trip designed to emphasize the U.S. commitment to a policy pivot toward Asia.
With events in the Middle East and domestic policy battles dominating President Barack Obama’s attention in recent months, questions have emerged about the extent of Obama’s commitment to this shift, particularly after the president canceled participation in two Asia-specific summits last month.
ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats attempted on Sunday to tap into voter anger about a 16-day U.S. government shutdown and turn Virginia’s upcoming governor’s election into a referendum on Tea Party conservatives.
With Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe leading polls over Republican Ken Cuccinelli before Tuesday’s vote, Obama and Democratic speakers at a rally in the Washington suburb of Arlington pressed party activists to focus on turning out the vote.