"We must act and act swiftly," has been the phrase Obama has repeated in every speech since before Christmas, but it's one of many he has borrowed from Roosevelt
First, Barack Obama gave up on immediately eliminating tax cuts for the rich and introducing a special tax for oil companies, as he had promised in the electoral campaign. Then, he announced that many commitments and investments, from health to pensions, would be downsized due to the economic crisis. [Read more]
Passengers stop a fake attacker. The man, who pretended to have a bomb and wanted to force open the emergency exit of a Delta Air Lines plane was immobilized and then handed over to FBI agents.
It was to be a peaceful flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles, however, Flight 110 of Delta Air Lines transformed for a group [Read more]
Michelle Obama: "It does not matter much what people think of him."
Who meets Barack Obama for the first time and has the impression of finding herself in front of a nerd with a funny name? Those are the words of Michelle Obama, the wife of the President-elect of the United States, who talked about the [Read more]
Bill Richardson, the governor of New Mexico and Barack Obama's choice for the next secretary of commerce, was forced to give up the nomination because he is under investigation. In a statement to NBC, Obama announced that he has accepted Richardson's decision with "deep regret." The president-elect called the governor [Read more]
Barack Obama wants to close Guantanamo. It will be one of the most remarkable acts of his presidency. Just like Gorbachev’s decision to free political prisoners still in jail or exiled in the big Soviet Union. It will be a breaking point with the American legal culture under Bush when, after 9/11, the Patriot Act [Read more]
Last July, only three months before the election of Barack Obama to the presidency, one of his closest collaborators held a meeting in Washington to examine a disturbing yet rarely discussed aspect of climate change, i.e. the possibility that it is a provoking factor of conflicts, terrorism and even wars. In November, [Read more]
The governor of California speaks of his ambitions and reveals his "trick of the trade: "If I had not been an actor, my job as a politician would have been much more difficult."
Arnold Schwarzenegger for president. This is the electoral campaign slogan that the governor of California dreams of for his future. He [Read more]
Choosing Reverend Rick Warren for the inauguration prayer, the president-elect gives momentum to religious groups that support the ideas of anti-gay and anti-abortion toward the fight for the environment and against poverty and AIDS.
Ten Silver Stars for the heroes of Afghanistan
Soldiers rewarded by Bush all belong to the same unit of U.S. Special Forces, the man force of an epic battle against the Taliban in April/
“Ours is simply the story of a group of American soldiers who fought alongside their allies in Afghanistan and that did not want [Read more]