At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him.
Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and scornfully calling them out by name.
US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported.
US President Barack Obama said Saturday he has not yet decided on whether to remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List and that he has held "candid and fruitful conversation" with Cuban leader Raul Castro on the sidelines of a regional summit.
The White House pushed back on Friday against declarations from Iran's leaders that any nuclear deal must include an immediate lifting of sanctions, indicating President Barack Obama will walk away from negotiations unless sanctions are removed over time.