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'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday.
Obama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be.
Republicans such as Richard Lugar and Roscoe Bartlett are questioning the U.S. intervention, but so are Democrats Jim Webb and Dennis Kucinich.
The U.S. and its allies struck back against the forces of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi after his government failed to observe an immediate ceasefire.
President Obama called Christopher a "skilled diplomat, a steadfast public servant and a faithful American." Christopher also served as a senior adviser to Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.
Newt Gingrich says President Obama is acting like the "spectator in chief instead of the commander in chief."
The poll found 53 percent backing for legalization of same-sex marriage -- up from just over one-third five years ago.
The president said "turmoil and tragedy around the globe" can affect America's prosperity and underscore the importance of maintaining close economic relations with neighboring countries.
'We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it's the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, or U.S. territories in the Pacific,' Obama said in an address from the Rose Garden.
Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, plans to meet with Israel's conservative prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu.
Clinton made it perfectly clear once again: She's through with politics after next year and intends to return to private life.
First Lady Michelle Obama will write a book about the White House garden she planted and her efforts to encourage healthy eating, Reuters reports.
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