“But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters.” “US society has grown tired of his banality,” it added. Although the US economy has improved gradually since the 2008 recession, the national mood is far from buoyant, with a CNN exit poll on Tuesday showing 54 percent of voters disapproved of how Obama was handling his job. The US president will be in China from November 10 to 12 for a two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, followed by a state visit. In a speech in Washington ahead of the trip, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday called the US-China relationship the “most consequential” in the world, warning that it needed to be “carefully managed”. He maintained that the US remains “deeply concerned” by mounting regional tensions — Beijing has disputes with Japan and several of its South China Sea neighbours — and that “we do not simply agree to disagree when it comes to maritime security”. Beijing’s foreign ministry responded Wednesday that differences between China and the US are “natural” given the two countries’ “different histories, cultures, social systems and economic development status”.
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Will President Obama find common ground with new Republican Congress? Now watching Next video starts in : 7 Play Will President Obama find common ground with new Republican Congress? Replay video Steve-O — Cops Investigating SeaWorld Stunt — Prosecution Likely View gallery A photograph of US President Barack Obama hangs nearby as voters cast their ballots at a pollling st Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will hold a press conference on Wednesday, one day after his Democratic party was dealt a stinging defeat in midterm elections, the White House said. At the press conference set for 2:50 pm (1950 GMT), Obama will likely address how he plans to work with Republicans, who on Tuesday seized control of both houses of Congress in a stinging rebuke to the second-term president. Obama didn’t speak on Tuesday, but he invited congressional leaders to the White House on Friday.
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ET: ‘A Moment For Reflection’ “I think that every election is a moment for reflection,” Obama says. He adds that he and the White House staff won’t change their principles. But he later adds that if Republicans have ideas that he thinks will help Americans, he’ll support it. Update at 3:08 p.m. ET: Working With Republicans With the first question citing a “devastating” night for Democrats, Obama responds by saying the American people believe Washington isn’t attentive to their needs.
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With the midterms out of the way, the attentions of both parties will soon shift to the 2016 presidential campaign, leaving little appetite for bipartisan agreement. Achieving any legislative deals will require a level of compromise the White House hasn’t yet been open to; it will also depend on a fractured Republican Party’s willingness to pass measures that have any hope of getting the president’s signature. In public, both sides say they’re ready to find common ground –“We’re ready to compromise,” Vice President Joe Biden told CNN Monday — though aides are more pessimistic in private. Asked whether the president will be looking to compromise and take a more conciliatory tone with a GOP Senate, a White House official said the “better question is whether the GOP wants to work with us.” Previous attempts by the White House to woo Republicans, including dinners and other meetings with Obama, did not materialize into compromise, the official pointed out. Republicans have likewise expressed some willingness to find common ground with Obama, though if four years of rancorous relations with the House GOP are any indication, that willingness may be fleeting.
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View photo US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2014 in Washington (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski ) Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama promised to work with his Republican opponents Wednesday after their midterm election victory and asked them to back his battles against Ebola and Islamic State jihadists. “Obviously, Republicans had a good night,” he admitted, after Republicans seized control of the Senate from Obama’s Democrats and increased their majority in the House of Representatives. “I’m eager to work with the new Congress to make the next Obama student loan forgiveness plans two years as productive as possible,” Obama said, while warning that there may still be some legislation that he would feel obliged to veto. “That’s natural. That’s how our democracy works,” he said.