Obama Cancels Trip to Malaysia

Malaysia hasn’t had a sitting U.S. president visit since 1966—and now the country will have to wait even longer. President Obama has canceled a trip to Malaysia scheduled for next week due to the government shutdown, Malaysia’s leader said Wednesday. Obama had been scheduled to leave for a four-nation tour that also included Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines. What’s more, this is not even the first time Obama has canceled a trip to Asia due to Obamacare—he canceled a trip in 2010 to garner votes for the law. Meanwhile, back in Washington, the Capital remained at a halt and veterans planned another protest at the World War II memorial on Wednesday—and possibly other sites, such as the Lincoln Memorial.