How Sure Is Obama That His Health Care Disaster Will Pass? Obama Delays Trip To Asia To Help Pass ObamaCare
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has delayed his first international trip of the year, a three-country visit to Asia, to focus attention on the final push to salvage health care legislation after a year of contentious debate.
The trip to Guam, Australia and Indonesia – the world’s most populous Muslim country, where Obama spent several years as a youngster – will now run from March 21-26, rather than March 18-24, according to a senior administration official who spoke condition of anonymity because the White House hadn’t announced the delay.
The trip was scheduled to coincide with his daughters’ spring vacation from school, but now his family apparently will not accompany him because of the later dates.