The order will be in place until December 18th.
NBC News is reporting that UN Ambassador Susan Rice has pulled out of the running to replace Hillary Clinton when she retires from her job as Secretary of State next year.
There are reports today that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not believe that a deal to prevent the fiscal cliff will be reached before Christmas. But that’s not what the White House is saying.
The most recent conversation held this week between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was reportedly tense because Boehner asked Obama for a permanent extension of the Bush tax cuts for wealthy Americans.
The soliders are working 24 shifts — 24 hours on, 24 hours off — as a precautionary measure in the wake of the launch, which some experts say is a step in North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear missile.
President Obama will be hosting a conference call today with a bipartisan group of mayors and community leaders to discuss the looming fiscal cliff.
“From pages 17-to-45, details on proposed spending cuts by the president,” Carney said.
“These so-called right-to-work laws, they don’t have to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics,” said the president during a visit to a Daimler diesel truck manufacturing facility located in Detroit.
When asked about the legislation today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama’s “opposition to so-called right to work laws is well known.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was tight-lipped on how the meeting went, refusing to say whether the White House feels more confident that the two leaders will be able to strike a deal on preventing the looming fiscal cliff.