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Obama Triumphs

January 25, 2015 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

<i>Economic situation? Great! Education? Super! And energy? Amazing! In his State of the Union address Barack Obama celebrated the U.S., but above all himself.</i> For the U.S. president, it was a night of winners. Barack Obama used his penultimate State of the Union address to demonstrate his successes to his [Read more]

Too Early to Call Obama Weak

January 24, 2015 // Huanqiu - China - Chinese

The recent State of the Union address is Obama’s high-profile summary of his past six years. It will help alter people’s view that the changes in Congress are stifling him.

Obama’s Most Important Battle with Congress — Part 2

January 22, 2015 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

We had hoped for the President Barack Obama who spoke at Cairo University in 2009, but he has grown frightened in front of the Republican opposition and bowed his head before Israel, despite personal tension with Benjamin Netanyahu, and we are the ones who have paid the price. There are many issues facing the new [Read more]

Obama in Battle with a Hostile Congress

January 15, 2015 // Les Échos - France - French

If Congress is now entirely in the hands of Republicans, the American president still has up his sleeve all the assets that the Constitution guarantees him to keep taking action until the end of his term. Before leaving for Hawaii to celebrate the holidays with his family, Barack Obama sent a message to the [Read more]

Obama’s Agenda

December 19, 2014 // De Tijd - Belgium - Dutch

I have been polite for long enough, is what American President Barack Obama must be thinking. Now, he no longer has a political majority; he is single-handedly pushing his own agenda. Traditionally, at the end of his second term, an American president is what is called a "lame duck." It is common for him to no [Read more]

Obama’s Decree

December 1, 2014 // El Nacional - Dominican Republic - Spanish

U.S. President Barack Obama has issued an executive order granting permission for five million undocumented immigrants to work, something that is going to trigger a crisis between the White House and Congress. Obama ordered the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to focus their attention on detaining and [Read more]
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