At a Monitor-hosted breakfast for reporters, Secretary Salazar said Wednesday, 'There are some outstanding issues we are going to have to work through' concerning the King Memorial.
The GOP establishment, with all the money and endorsements at its command, now has little place to turn but to Mitt Romney. Candidate Star Search for the 2012 presidential race has ended.
Obama has some bridge-building to do with teachers, many of whom haven't much liked his education policies. That may be one reason he keeps touting his jobs bill, even though House leaders say it won't fly.
There's been a clear upturn in the numbers for Herman Cain starting about the middle of September, which is just when Rick Perry’s polls began to sag.
Once the front-runner in polls, Rick Perry has fallen precipitously and is now tied with Herman Cain at 14 percent in an ABC/Washington Post survey. Mitt Romney has regained the top spot in this poll.
Florida set its presidential primary for Jan. 31, leapfrogging the designated early states. To restore order to the 2012 primary calendar, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada are weighing moves, too.
Chris Christie would be a late entrant into the GOP presidential field if he decides to run, and that could be a problem. But there are other reasons for Christie to think it's now or never.
John Brennan, the White House's chief counterterrorism adviser told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor that he was "concerned" about Libyan weapons getting "into the hands of terrorists." Brennan also said he had not seen any evidence that Pakistan had helped hide Osama bin Laden in his Abbottabad compound.
Richard Trumka, the president of the US' largest labor group, said President Obama made a "strategic mistake" by linking job creation to deficit reduction. The head of the AFL-CIO told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor that the coming months would be crucial for President Obama's standing with working Americans.
Susan Rice, the US' Ambassador to the United Nations, believes "the absolute only way" to achieve a Palestinian state is direct negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis. The Palestinian proposal for statehood before the UN represents "a dangerous diversion on the path toward a negotiated settlement."
Controversy over the name of a hunting camp leased by Rick Perry gives his GOP opponents fresh ammunition. But a bigger challenge to Perry's campaign is fading support among independents.
Lots of fans know that the nation's capital has had more than one major league team. But fewer know the city has had three, all of which are still playing – one in the baseball playoffs.
Rick Perry is under fire for the racial slur that was the name of his family’s hunting camp. Meanwhile, all the GOP presidential candidates are being asked why they didn't stop the booing when a gay soldier raised "don't ask, don't tell" at their recent debate.
By holding its presidential primary on Jan. 31, Florida bumps the whole nominating calendar forward. That means anyone still contemplating a 2012 bid (maybe Chris Christie or Sarah Palin) has a lot less time to pull together a credible campaign.
Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana bowed out of the GOP presidential sweepstakes earlier this year, disappointing his fans. In a recent meeting with reporters, he shared his ideas on what's wrong with Obama's policies.