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China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authority
China's leaders are holding an unofficial retreat ahead of the fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will launch his second term
The Note: Trump Trips Up Immigration Messaging
NOTABLES TRUMP SAYS IMMIGRATION SPEECH COMING WEDNESDAY IN ARIZONA. Donald Trump tweeted Sunday night that he will be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona. The announcement comes after a week in which his language has sometimes shifted on illegal immigration, leading
Clinton Foundation Official Requests State Lunch Invitation, Special Seating for Foundation Allies, Emails Show
A series of newly released State Department emails obtained by ABC News offers fresh insight on direct contact between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton 's inner circle while she was Secretary of State. The emails -– released as part of a public records lawsuit by conservative group
Why the White House Social Secretary Is Going to Have a Tough Week
Pope Francis will be in the nation's capital this week, causing headaches for thousands of commuters. One Obama administration official will certainly be feeling the pressure too. White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer, 37, will be coordinating Pope Francis’ visit to the White House, an event
4 Reasons the Kids' State Dinner Is Way Cooler Than an Adult One
Want to drive the president crazy? Just show him a bowl of guacamole he can’t eat. Obama “lose[s] his mind” over chips and guac, he told guests at the annual Kids’ State Dinner Friday. The dinner (technically a lunch, Obama pointed out) honors the 54...
State Dinner Curse Strikes Again With French President Visit
Looks like French President Francois Hollande will attend Tuesday’s state dinner tout seul . Since Hollande split with live-in girlfriend Valérie Trierweiler , France’s de facto first lady, amid allegations of an affair with 41-year-old actress Julie Gayet, the White House has likely been puzzling
In Cambodia, Obama Hails 'Constructive' US-China Relationship
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — President Obama today said the United States and China have taken a “cooperative and constructive approach” to their relationship, as he came face-to-face with the rising economic power that his administration is trying to counter-balance in the region. Meeting with ...
Xi Jinping Era Begins in China as Secretive Leadership Lineup Unveiled
The Xi Jinping era began in China today with a smile and an apology. Xi and his six fellow Chinese Politburo Standing Committee members were supposed to meet the media and the world at 11 a.m. Beijing time but did not walk out onto the dais inside the Great Hall of the People until minutes before
China's Leadership May Include First Woman
For the first time in China’s modern history, there are hints that a woman has come very close to reaching the highest levels of government. China today gave its strongest indication yet on who will lead the country for the next decade and for the...
2012's Most Compelling International Elections
As voters in the United States have just cooled down from the 2012 election season, contests across the globe are just heating up. From Ukrain's disputed election, to Egypt, which held its first democratic election in centuries, a stream of countries are set for or have held highly contentious and