Yemen's leader causes headaches in Washington

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2011 file photo, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh speaks during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Sanaa, Yemen. The Obama administration is weighing an unprecedented diplomatic act _ whether to bar a friendly president from U.S. soil. American officials were evaluating on Tuesday an awkward request from Yemeni strongman and longtime U.S. counterterrorism partner Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh has said he plans to come to the United States for medical treatment for injuries suffered in a June assassination attempt, and he has asked for a U.S. visa for entry to the country. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hamoud, File)
December 28, 2011 6:23:33 AM PST
The Obama administration is weighing an unprecedented diplomatic act - whether to bar a friendly president from U.S. soil.

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