"This is President Obama's decision. I'm not going to second-guess him," candidate says about pipeline project, which is unpopular among environmentalists and Democratic activists.
“Is it really something we want to do to put a million American soldiers back there?" he asked, of conflict in the Middle East.
The former Maryland governor plans a visit to the island on Saturday.
Then again, he said, there are plenty of perks with post-presidential life too.
Obama says U.S. food aid policies in Africa are making a difference.
"It was a good lesson to remember that we still don’t have a country of complete justice," he said in fluent Spanish.
Members of Oversight and Government Reform Committee say they have lost faith in fix-it man John Koskinen.
On Monday, President Obama met the 3.2 million year-old hominid "Lucy."
"There’s a very good chance we’ll get a vote on this,” he said.
The former Florida governor takes his presidential campaign to a key area of his home state.