January 2nd, 2013
02:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Ailing Clinton in touch with aides from hospital, spokeswoman says

(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been speaking with her staff and is active on the phone from the New York hospital where she's being treated for a blood clot between her skull and brain, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday, after doctors found a blood clot in her head following a concussion she suffered in December. She is being given blood thinners to dissolve the clot, which has not resulted in a stroke or any neurological damage,

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
Obama, Clinton take to the phones for diplomatic efforts on Gaza
November 19th, 2012
07:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama, Clinton take to the phones for diplomatic efforts on Gaza

(CNN) - For the Obama administration, the watchword is "de-escalate." Stop the fighting, especially rocket attacks by Hamas on Israel, then deal with longer-term issues.

But President Barack Obama, who continues to support Israel's right to defend itself while urging that the fighting cease, cannot do it on his own.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
March 19th, 2010
09:19 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama's final push for health care

President Obama travels to Virginia's George Mason University Friday for a final rhetorical push for the critical test of his ability to deliver on a signature promise of his presidency.
President Obama travels to Virginia's George Mason University Friday for a final rhetorical push for the critical test of his ability to deliver on a signature promise of his presidency.

Washington (CNN) – With Sunday's House vote on healthcare reform moving closer, President Obama travels to Virginia's George Mason University Friday for a final rhetorical push for the critical test of his ability to deliver on a signature promise of his presidency.

White House officials say the speech will frame the vote as a choice between a "victory for the insurers" or "victory for the American people." They say he will take aim at Washington and its "inability to do the right thing so much of the time."

That, the president's aides say, is the same message he will give member of Congress. Mr. Obama is expected to meet with and call members after his morning speech.

The White House, aides say, feels that it had a "really good day" yesterday and has a "good sense of momentum," picking up the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and Federation of American Hospitals endorsements and convincing more members to change their votes from no to yes.


Filed under: Health care • President Obama
July 3rd, 2009
10:32 AM ET
5 years ago

Kremlin: U.S. can ship weapons across Russia to Afghanistan

MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) – Russia will allow the United States to ship weapons across its air space to Afghanistan, Kremlin spokesman Alex Pavlov said Friday.

Pavlov said he doesn't know when the policy will take effect, but imagines the details will come out when presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev meet Monday and Tuesday in Moscow.

A senior official in the Obama administration told CNN the men are expected to sign an agreement to allow the transit of U.S. military equipment to Afghanistan for use in American military operations.

The two countries already have an agreement allowing rail transportation of non-lethal supplies across Russian territory.

On Thursday, Medvedev said Obama's new administration has shown a willingness to "build more effective, reliable, and ultimately more modern relations. We are ready to play our part."


Filed under: Russia