Senate Republicans filibustered President Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, leaving Democrats with two options for filling the court's empty seats: change the rules and take away the GOP's power to filibuster certain nominees, or call it a day.
President Obama spoke of former South African President Nelson Mandela's legacy of making peace by getting them to trust each other. Obama spoke at the memorial for Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Dec. 10)
Obama Won't Wait For Legislation To Advance 2014 Priorities
President Obama said he would not wait for Congress to pass legislation to advance his policy priorities this year, and said he was "getting close" to finishing a review of U.S. surveillance practices to be unveiled on Friday.
Obama Says Mandela 'Moved a Nation Toward Justice'
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday (December 10) at Johannesburg's Soccer City. "It is hard to eulogize any man - to capture in words not just the facts and the dates that make a life, but the essential truth of a person - their private joys and sorrows; the quiet moments and unique qualities that illuminate someone's soul," said President Obama.
BET welcomes the First Lady Michelle Obama for a special edition of "106 & PARK". The First Lady shares her personal story of the pivotal role education played in her life. She will also talk about the President's "North Star" Goal which aims to see America return to its position as the country with the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.