Secretary of State John Kerry defended U.S. participation in global talks aimed at limiting Iran’s nuclear program, in the face of criticism from members of Congress and Israeli leaders who say negotiators should wait until economic sanctions apply more pressure.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the Obama administration is making “strong progress” in fixing enrollment problems in health-care exchanges under the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In the Hope Chapel at the U.S. military’s Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad, standing before 150 soldiers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke on public service, democracy and America’s global role in remarks laced with more than a dozen expletives.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta tried on his first visit to China to assure his hosts the Pentagon’s strategy for the Asia-Pacific region isn’t aimed at constraining their military. He didn’t convince everyone.
U.S. naval power in the Pacific will increase as the Pentagon rebalances American forces toward the Asia-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in Singapore while calling on countries to beef up their capacity.
As President Barack Obama and Republicans maneuver to avoid taking the blame for the closing of the government, some of Obama’s top aides are drawing from a familiar playbook: the one they used during the last shutdown.