Hans Nichols is White House correspondent for Bloomberg Television, focusing on foreign affairs and the international economy. Based in Washington D.C., Nichols has interviewed numerous political figures and government officials, as well as past and present heads of state. In 2008, he covered the presidential campaign of Senator John McCain for Bloomberg News. In addition to Bloomberg News, Nichols’s reporting has appeared globally in publications such as The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times and The Telegraph. He was also a writer for Congressional newspaper The Hill. Nichols graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in government. He received a master’s degree in political theory from the London School of Economics. Nichols was a Fulbright Scholar in international justice in Sierra Leone in 2005.
President Barack Obama called on Congress to “fully fund” his request to bolster security at U.S. diplomatic outposts as he sought to contain political fallout from last year’s deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya.
The White House had no involvement in any scrutiny of political groups by the Internal Revenue Service and no prior notification of a Justice Department probe of a news organization’s telephone records, President Barack Obama’s spokesman said.
President Barack Obama said his administration made no attempt to cover up the involvement of terrorists in last year’s deadly attack on a U.S. outpost in Libya, dismissing a congressional inquiry as a “political circus.”
President Barack Obama will nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx, a Democrat, to lead the Transportation Department, according to a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity.