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America Says: Bye Bye, Obama!

November 15, 2014 // Le Point - France - French

<i>As a result of his severe defeat in the midterm elections, the president is forced to coexist with his adversaries and is given the cold shoulder by those in his own camp.</i> There are just about 730 days before the U.S. presidential elections. This is an eternity when you have lost most of your leverage in [Read more]

Barack Obama Face to Face with a Republican Congress

November 11, 2014 // Evenimentul Zilei - Romania - Romanian

Most likely, Republicans, who will take control over the Senate — even though they were already dominant in the House of Representatives, where they’re going to extend their influence — will claim the midterm elections in the United States, which are for one-third of the 100 seats in the Senate and all 435 in the [Read more]

When Too Many Elections can Spoil a Democracy

November 9, 2014 // The Straits Times - Singapore - English

Mr Obama himself has shown only contempt for Congress’ role in foreign and security policy matters. When he did not want to launch air strikes against Syria last year, he pretended that congressional approval was required for any action, but then did nothing to get it.

On Tuesday, Obama Will Get a Slap in the Face

November 7, 2014 // Die Welt - Germany - German

It looks as if Republicans will take over the Senate. This will put the U.S. president in a hard situation. Not only does he have difficulties, but also his opponents aren't as good. This Tuesday bodes for bad news for both parties. As for the Democrats, they will supposedly lose control of the Senate in the [Read more]
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