He says that with a deadline looming, the next three to four weeks will be key. Obama credits sanctions against Iran for prompting Iranian leaders to negotiate seriously. He describes the talks as constructive. But he says some members of the Iranian political elite still have strong anti-American views. Obama’s remarks during a post-election news conference Wednesday came days before Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet with top diplomats to Iran and the European Union to discuss how to break the years-long deadlock before a Nov.
Republicans seize Senate updated 10:43 AM EST, Wed November 5, 2014 A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Obama. updated 9:47 PM EST, Tue November 4, 2014 The House of Representatives remained solidly in Republican hands after Tuesday’s midterm election. Mitch McConnell re-elected updated 7:22 AM EST, Wed November 5, 2014 Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell has won re-election in Kentucky, staving off Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a CNN projection. Cruz refuses to endorse McConnell updated 2:06 AM EST, Wed November 5, 2014 Sen.
Obama: ‘I hear you’ – CNN.com
In the same bipartisan spirit, President Clinton and a Republican Congress agreed in 1994 to pass a pact that set up the World Trade Organization. The United States has a long history of nonpartisan cooperation on free trade, not just for its economic benefit but also the democratic values it helps spread. It is time to revive it again. Currently, Obama is negotiating two proposed trade pacts. One, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, would expand trade with 12 countries, mainly in Asia, that encompass 40 percent of the global economy.
During a roughly 90-minute press conference Wednesday, Obama gave no sign that he’d accept major revisions to his signature health care law, change his mind on bypassing Congress on immigration or consent to Republican demands on energy and the environment. Indeed, the President didn’t do much to suggest that his White House would work differently after Republicans won at least 52 seats in the Senate and their biggest majority in the House since World War II. Graham: Obama a ‘distant figure’ in D.C. What’s next free for Sen. Mitch McConnell?