Former President Bill Clinton, whose Democratic administration was the last to experience a partial government shutdown in 1996, said he wouldn’t negotiate with Republicans on the eve of another shutdown.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose public support after a trip to the U.S. outweighed the detractors who tried to pelt his convoy with eggs, also has backing from where it matters most: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Perched on white bar stools, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and George Stephanopoulos, the anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” discussed the financial crisis in Greece, the Arab Spring and the environment.
President Barack Obama is facing a make-or-break week as he tries to seize control of three scandal story lines that could upend one of the top priorities of his second term: revising the nation’s immigration laws.
For a moment there during the ABC News debate on Jan. 7, it seemed as though moderator George Stephanopoulos was getting ready to ask the Republican candidates for their views about specific methods of contraception.