President Obama on Tuesday said the troubled HealthCare.gov website “is working well for the vast majority of users” and his Affordable Care Act “is working and will work into the future.”
Kicking off a weeklong trip to East Asia, Vice President Joe Biden urged China and Japan to put in place new mechanisms to reduce the chance of an escalation in tensions.
A turkey caught a break in Washington today. President Obama bestowed the traditional presidential pardon to a turkey named Popcorn, who now becomes the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey.
On Day 11 of the disaster caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, “I am not so sure that we’ve reached every single portion of the territory where people are in need of aid,” Bernard Kerblat, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees representative for the Philippines, said Monday.
In addition to his apology, the president pledged to help those who have complained that the new law is forcing them to sign up for a more expensive plan.
Congressional leaders and the White House had one message for Edward Snowden on Sunday: There will be no clemency for illegally leaking documents that have revealed some of the U.S. government’s most secret programs.
“The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world,” The Washington Post reported at midday Wednesday.
This story follows word Monday, as CNN reports, that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says Obama did not know until recently the U.S. was eavesdropping on cellphone calls made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders.
Two reports released on the eve of White House visit by Pakistan’s prime minister allege that the U.S. has “violated international law with top-secret targeted-killing operations that claimed dozens of civilian lives in Yemen and Pakistan,” as McClatchy Newspapers writes.
The crisis is over, though it may be temporary…