He cracks jokes and says he’s “energized” as he enters “the fourth quarter” of his presidency.
Administration officials said they will make the decision next year, despite legislation to block the move.
Experts say it will be increasingly difficult for Obama to win approval of his executive branch nominees.
The new policy reads like a microcosm of the president’s overall foreign policy
A presidential task force proposes steps to curtail black-market fishing and false labeling of seafood.
A presidential task force will propose new ways Tuesday to curb pirate fishing, administration officials said,
That move doesn’t give any indication of whether or not they believe a shutdown is likely -- it’s a required action.
The administration doesn’t think the government will shut down.
The divide suggests resistance to Obama’s efforts to take the U.S. off a permanent war footing.
“Ho ho ho,” the president said. “ho ho ho.“