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Rice tells Stewart: Gaddafi wrote a song about me

On Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart interviewed ex-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to talk about a variety of topics — including former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s bizarre fixation with her. “Several of my foreign minister colleagues had told me, before back in 2008 I went to…

Joe Biden to visit China, Japan, Mongolia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden will travel to China later this month to help strengthen U.S. ties with Beijing in a trip that will also include stops in Japan and Mongolia, the White House said Thursday. “He will visit China at the invitation of Vice President Xi Jinping…

Obama promises to ‘unlock’ America’s productivity

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama expressed his determination Saturday to “unlock the productivity” of American workers to make the country more competitive in a technology-driven economy. “I know we can out-compete any other nation on Earth,” Obama said in his weekly radio address. “We just have to make sure…

Obama presses China’s Hu on rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pressed Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday to let the value of China’s currency rise and delivered a firmer message on U.S. concerns over Beijing’s human rights record. Amid the pomp of a state visit, both leaders spoke glowingly about cooperation but made no…

Hu visit will lay basis for next 30 years: Obama

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama said Wednesday a visit by his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao would lay the basis for future ties, saying the two nations had an “enormous stake” in each other’s success. “With this visit we can lay the foundation for the next 30 years,” Obama said…

China’s president talks tough on currency before US visit

WASHINGTON – President Hu Jintao issued veiled criticism Sunday of US monetary policy before a state visit to the United States seen as a chance for China’s leader to shore up his political legacy. Responding to written questions from The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, Hu came out…

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