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What They’re Saying: Clinton’s Successor and Immigration

by Newsteam Staff
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks to the media after Security Council consultations at the United Nations April 13, 2012. (Allison Joyce/Courtesy Reuters) U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks to the media after Security Council consultations at the United Nations April 13, 2012. (Allison Joyce/Courtesy Reuters)
On the Secretary of State

In the Washington Post, Stephanie McCrummen speculates what Hillary Clinton will do after leaving the Obama administration, and reflects on  her time as secretary of state: Read more »

What They’re Saying: Obama and Averting the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: A man exits after watching U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square November 7, 2012. (Andrew Kelly/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: A man exits after watching U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square November 7, 2012. (Andrew Kelly/Courtesy Reuters)
Obama’s Reelection and the Economy

The LA Times editorial board writes that President Obama’s most immediate challenge is averting the fiscal cliff, which has the potential to send the United States back into recession if a deal isn’t reached before January. They also say that the “longer-term problem for the president will be coping with the dueling pressures of an economy that’s growing too slowly and a federal debt that’s growing too fast, largely because of the rising cost of Medicare and Medicaid.” Read more »

Midday Update: Obama Says Budget Grand Bargain Possible

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Audience members listen as GOP nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally October 24, 2012. (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: Audience members listen as GOP nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally October 24, 2012. (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters)

In an interview with the Des Moines Register editorial board made public yesterday, President Obama said that if elected, a budget deal similar to last year’s “grand bargain” will be passed to avoid the fiscal cliff (NBC). Read more »

Midday Update: Moderation on China Expected After Election

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: A member of the media walks past a demonstrator before the second U.S. presidential campaign debate October 16, 2012. (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: A member of the media walks past a demonstrator before the second U.S. presidential campaign debate October 16, 2012. (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters)

Both President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney have used increasingly tough language on China (NYT) during the campaign, but analysts predict that based on the experiences of past administrations, either candidate would likely moderate his position if elected (CNN). Read more »

Debate Two: China & Benghazi Provoke Heated Exchanges

by Newsteam Staff
GOP nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama during the second U.S. presidential debate October 16, 2012. (Rick Wilking/Courtesy Reuters) GOP nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama during the second U.S. presidential debate October 16, 2012. (Rick Wilking/Courtesy Reuters)

Tuesday’s debate between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney focused heavily on domestic topics, but the subjects of Chinese trade policies and the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi provoked two of the most heated exchanges of the second debate (NYT). Read more »

Midday Update: Poll Shows Voters Shifting on Immigration

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: GOP nominee Mitt Romney and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) (R) order food at a Chipotle Restaurant in Denver October 2, 2012. (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: GOP nominee Mitt Romney and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) (R) order food at a Chipotle Restaurant in Denver October 2, 2012. (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters)

In a CNN/ORC International poll released yesterday, 56 percent of U.S. voters surveyed said that immigration policy should focus on finding a way to legalize undocumented immigrants instead of deporting them and trying to seal off the borders.Thirty-nine percent advocate deportation, according to the poll. Read more »

What They’re Saying: Take on the Immigration Impasse

by Newsteam Staff
Undocumented UCLA students attend workshop for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program August 15, 2012. (Jonathan Alcorn/Courtesy Reuters) Undocumented UCLA students attend workshop for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program August 15, 2012. (Jonathan Alcorn/Courtesy Reuters)
On Immigration

In a piece for the Huffington Post, Mallika Dutt accuses both President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney of inaction on the immigration issue. Read more »

Midday Update: Ryan Criticizes Obama on Afghanistan

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Audience members arrive for a campaign rally with GOP nominee Mitt Romney in Denver October 1, 2012. (Brian Snyder /Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: Audience members arrive for a campaign rally with GOP nominee Mitt Romney in Denver October 1, 2012. (Brian Snyder /Courtesy Reuters)

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan yesterday criticized President Obama’s handling of the troop drawdown from Afghanistan (ABC), saying that the decision went against the advice of commanders on the ground and was done before the election for political benefit. ABC News reports: Read more »

Midday Update: Obama, Ryan Square Off on Medicare at AARP

by Newsteam Staff
President Obama takes part in town hall hosted by Univision at University of Miami September 20, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: President Obama on Univision in Coral Gables, Florida September 20, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters)

President Barack Obama and GOP Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, addressed an AARP convention in New Orleans today. Obama said the Romney-Ryan plan would leave seniors at the mercy of insurance companies (TheHill), while Ryan said Obama’s signature healthcare law would curb future Medicare spending (HuffingtonPost). Read more »