Facing a rocky beginning to his second term, President Barack Obama is reportedly tapping longtime Democratic strategist John Podesta to return to the White House. Podesta, who served as White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton, will reportedly serve as "counselor to the President" for the next year.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday joined scores world leaders at the official memorial service in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela. A vociferous crowd braving rain paid tribute to Mandela, whom they affectionately call 'Madiba,' by dancing and singing in FNB stadium in Johannesburg.
Time magazine unveiled the top ten finalists for "Person of the Year" in 2013 on Monday, providing a list that includes a wide variety of individuals that made headlines in the past year. The list includes world leaders such as U.S. President Barack Obama, Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
While much of the focus in Washington has recently been on the troubled rollout of Obamacare, President Barack Obama sought to turn the nation's attention to the ongoing problem of income inequality in America in a speech on Wednesday. Obama renewed his pledged to spend the remainder of his time in office focusing on efforts to provide equal opportunity for all Americans.
Beginning with a speech by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the White House is launching a renewed effort to draw attention to the benefits of Obamacare over the next few weeks. Obama is scheduled to deliver a statement on the Affordable Care Act in the South Court Auditorium at 2:30 pm ET. The president is expected to discuss the improvements to the health insurance exchange website.