WorldViews: Obama


Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/28/2014

U.S.-Philippines security deal shows that America still has its fans

Why the deal signed in Manila is the most important event of Obama’s Asia tour

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asia, China, Obama, The Philippines

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Cold War continues as U.S. keeps wartime command over S. Korean forces

President Obama signaled that the U.S. may not transfer wartime command over South Korean troops as planned in 2015

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asia, North Korea, Obama, opcon, South Korea

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/25/2014

The shadow over Obama’s Asia trip: 3 ways China scares the U.S.

As Obama visits four Asian democracies, the specter of China looms large.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asia, China, Obama

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 03/28/2014

White House and Kremlin seem to have different recollections of Obama-Putin call

Official statements paint contrasting pictures.

By Adam Taylor  |  06:13 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Putin, Russia, U.S., Vladimir Putin

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/21/2014

China is angry about Obama meeting the Dalai Lama. But the U.S. shouldn’t worry.

This isn’t the first time a sitting U.S. president would meet the exiled Tibetan leader.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Obama

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Why Russians think U.S. elections are unfair

One lawmaker says Russia's votes are much more legitimate.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:12 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections, medvedev, obama, romney, Russia

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Netanyahu supporters wary of Obama

Netanyahu, who is favored to win the election here, has had a cool relationship with Obama and was widely seen to have favored Mitt Romney.

By Joel Greenberg  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election, Israel, obama

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Afghans skeptical about another Obama term

Most associated Obama chiefly with the U.S. military role in Afghanistan and seemed deeply ambivalent about it.

By Pam Constable  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Election, obama

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/07/2012

The British celebrate with Obama

While Britons aren't as enthralled with Obama as they were in 2008, many
said they preferred his policies to Romney's.

By Karla Adam  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election, obama, romney

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/07/2012

European leaders congratulate President Obama

The image of a black leader heading the world's most powerful country has remained strong in European minds.

By Edward Cody  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  belgium, Election, obama

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 11/07/2012

In a French cafe, talk about Obamas reelection

"The fact that the entire planet is still passionately interested in its presidential election says a lot about the special status the United States"

By Edward Cody  |  08:32 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election, France, obama

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Google+ shows its worth in China as netizens flood Obama’s page

Chinese netizens flooded President Obama’s reelection page after government censors loosened controls over Google+.

By Keith Richburg  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Google+, President Obama, web censorship

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Xi Jingping’s visit to Washington met with protests, diplomatic flaps

Chinese vice president’s visit to the U.S. isn’t going quite as smoothly as planned.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Xi Jinping, Obama, Wikileaks, protests

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Obama birth control compromise distracts from issue of whether the pill is safe, activists say

But doubts about the pill remain.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:33 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Obama, birth control, the pill

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 02/09/2012

No Child Left Behind: 10 states receive waivers — will D.C. be next?

On Thursday, the Obama administration announced it would free 10 states from the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Will D.C. be next?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:32 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, No Child Left Behind, Obama, education

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 01/24/2012

State of the Union: NOAA addresses salmon joke a year later

A year after President Obama got big laughs for a salmon joke, NOAA responds

By Juliet Eilperin  |  09:16 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, State of the Union, President Obama

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Shepard Fairey asks Obama to support Occupy

Creator of iconic Obama poster also warns fans not to give up on the president yet.

By Melissa Bell  |  06:24 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Shepard Fairey, Occupy Wall Street, Barack Obama

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Sarkozy’s and Obama’s Netanyahu gaffe picked up by microphones

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama reportedly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu without realizing their microphones were on.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, G-20, gaffe, President Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy, Benjamin Netanyahu

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/07/2011

‘Occupy Obama’ campaign, Keystone Pipeline protests greet president a year before election day

Exactly one year before 2012 election day, President Obama was barraged by both sides of the political spectrum.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, 2012 election, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Obama, Keystone pipeline

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Iraq war’s end imminent — How other presidents announced the end of war

A look back as the end of the Iraq war looms.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:08 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq War, President Obama

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Obama’s teleprompter stolen: What comedians are saying

President Obama's teleprompter, podium, presidential seals and $200,000 of audio equipment were stolen in Va. — inspiring much mirth among comedians and critics.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, President Obama, teleprompter

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Is Obama’s tax plan really Reagan’s tax plan? (Video)

Obama has Buffett’s secretary. Reagan had a bus driver.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:51 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Obama, Reagan, Tax Plan, Warren Buffett's secretary, Ronald Reagan's bus driver

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/22/2011

As Palestine seeks statehood at the U.N., no end of conflict in sight

As has so long been the case, a solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine seems nowhere in sight.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Palestine, Obama, United Nations

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 09/19/2011

White House Honey Ale: Obama’s drink with Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer puts focus on in-house brew

Focusing in on the White House brew.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:28 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, President Obama, Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor, White House Honey Ale

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Ron Suskind book on White House: Quotes or misquotes?

The White House has responded to a number of quotes included in Ron Suskind’s new book, saying they were misquoted or taken out of context.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, White House, President Obama, Ron Suskind