Our top story today (at least according to readers of Reuters.com): President Barack Obama is to appear on “Mythbusters”, a television series that uses science to separate fact from fiction. It is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science, math and engineering, as experts warn that low interest in these subjects could damage America’s global competitiveness.
Tales from the Trail
Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state to former President George W. Bush, returns to the White House this afternoon for a chat with the man who succeeded her boss, President Barack Obama.
The normally buzzing White House press gallery came to a halt on Tuesday as film star George Clooney visited in hopes that his megawatt star power would draw mainstream media attention to Sudan, and help prompt President Barack Obama and other world leaders to use “robust diplomacy” to prevent violence in the African nation before a crucial election on Jan. 9.
Does it mean she can leap tall buildings in a single bound? We’re not sure. But she did jump over women with a decade more experience (an assumption based on age) in the top 5 — Kraft Foods Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
President Barack Obama adds a new item to his first-term to-do list: energize his most loyal supporters in a national get-out-the-vote campaign for the November congressional midterm elections.
The performance was worthy of “Dancing with the Stars.”
Watching White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs waltz around the question of whether White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had decided to leave and run for mayor of Chicago was quite breathtaking.
Nearly a decade after his presidency ended in scandal and disgrace, Bill Clinton has emerged as the most popular figure in the U.S. political firmament, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Except he’s not running for office.