According to the White House, on 4 February 2016 the much debated Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPP, is due to be signed in New Zealand, at a Trade Minister level. However, in the United States, the Agreement is yet to be passed by Congress.
This long-awaited trip penciled on the president's itinerary comes during a critical time for members of the Islamic faith. The visit will not be a magic bullet to cure every problem or resolve every grievance. But it will go a long way to restore faith in American ideals.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a measure to end the criminalization of marijuana in the District and reduce racial disparities in the local criminal justice system. More than a year later, District residents are still fighting to have their voices heard and rights respected by local and federal elected officials.