President Barack Obama sounded a nostalgic personal note Sunday night and offered a rare self-assessment while criticizing congressional Republicans as an “impediment” to governing during the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party.
President Barack Obama hailed an historic interim deal with Iran Saturday as “an important first step” towards a comprehensive accord to end the dangerous showdown over Teheran’s nuclear program short of war.
With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation’s shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin’s bullet.
Americans, sometimes divided over John F. Kennedy’s political legacy, have little disagreement about the music and poetry of the martyred president’s soaring rhetoric.
President Barack Obama poked fun at himself, his political opponents and the news media at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday, an annual event where the US leader takes good-natured jabs at his adversaries.
He glances down the hallway to his left, takes three steps to the right and, with a smile, spins back left. It’s another wrong turn for Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III, who was raised among political royalty but is just another lost freshman on Capitol Hill six weeks after taking office. His family served in Washington for most of the past six decades, but this Kennedy exits elevators on the wrong floor, struggles to locate bathrooms and has yet to make many friends.
When Barack Obama first entered the White House, the leader who campaigned on a message of hope and change had called for new areas of cooperation between the United States and a rising China.
Jason Wu may have won international recognition for twice designing inaugural gowns for US first lady Michelle Obama, but judges in his native Taiwan seem unimpressed.
US President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural speech that broadly lays out his vision for the country’s future, setting the stage for looming debates over taxes, guns, immigration and other issues while leaving the details for another day.
Barack Obama on Monday will repeat for hundreds of thousands of people an oath to “protect and defend” the US Constitution, a day after officially affirming the duties of president in a private White House ceremony.
US Vice President Joe Biden has been sworn in to a second term.
Battered yet still popular after a bruising first term as president, Barack Obama raises his right hand Sunday to be sworn in for another four years as the leader of an America that is, perhaps, as divided politically and socially as at any time since the US Civil War more than 150 years ago.
A day after being released from hospital following treatment for a blood clot, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was Thursday hoping to return to work next week and end her month-long absence.