Obama lacquered chopsticks shown at world expo in Milan

National Jul 21, 2015

Obama lacquered chopsticks shown at world expo in Milan

Lacquered chopsticks from Obama, Fukui Prefecture, were shown Monday at the world expo in Milan. Spectators joined a workshop to get hands-on experience of the techniques involved and made a pair each. Wakasa lacquered chopsticks — named after Wakasa Bay — are typically decorated with ...

World / Politics Jul 10, 2014

Obama-Perry Texas talks fraught over migrant children crisis

As a measure of how politically fraught President Barack Obama's Texas trip is Wednesday, Republican Gov. Rick Perry reluctantly agreed to a ritual public greeting of the nation's chief executive. The White House said Perry will welcome the president when he lands in Texas for ...

Obama invites Texas Gov. Perry to meeting on immigration crisis

World Jul 8, 2014

Obama invites Texas Gov. Perry to meeting on immigration crisis

President Barack Obama invited Texas Gov. Rick Perry to a roundtable discussion in Dallas tomorrow on the surge of unaccompanied, undocumented children crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. "The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas," senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wrote Perry ...