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All the President’s Tricks

December 4, 2008 // Panorama - Italy - Italian

Building a team in the USA can hold surprises. In 2000, George W. Bush asked Dick Cheney to find him a vice president. Cheney thoroughly researched the candidates, intruding into their private lives, and then told Bush that after everything, he himself was the best candidate. He later used the data he had collected to [Read more]

Ankara’s Dilemma

December 4, 2008 // Espresso - Italy - Italian

The United States and Turkey have common interests in the area, from energy to the Caucasus in Iran The election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States was welcomed with enthusiasm in Turkey. But at the same time, there was a certain unease expressed by those who fear that this choice could jeopardize [Read more]

An American Artist Collects 530 messages for Obama

December 4, 2008 // La Stampa - Italy - Italian

“Help for the homeless, stop oil dependency, enough of the war in Iraq,” Sheryl Oring would want to give these suggestions to the president-elect. NEW YORK “Help for the homeless of America,” “Stop oil dependency,” “Enough of the war in Iraq.” It is this standard of the other 500 messages for [Read more]

Obama Entrusts Security to Janet, the Italian sheriff

November 22, 2008 // La Stampa - Italy - Italian

Corresponding from New York Barack Obama entrusts to an Italian-American sheriff the protection of the United States from the risk of new terrorist attacks. The sheriff in question is a women: Janet Napolitano, 51 years-old, governor of Arizona, theater of the fight against illegal immigration arriving from Mexico, a [Read more]

The White House Waits For Forrest Gump

November 20, 2008 // La Stampa - Italy - Italian

The Old Reporter [translator’s note: the writer of the article] who started to travel the USA in the summer of 1950 remembers two emblematic events. Soon after Kennedy’s assassination, "La Stampa" editor Giulio De Benedetti sent me to the Deep South. Only a few were missing Camelot. In Little Rock I interviewed [Read more]

Obama and Berlusconi's "Cordial Phone Call"

November 10, 2008 // La Stampa - Italy - Italian

A few hours after the gaffe of Silvio Berlusconi on Barack Obama’s "tan," the new American president joined the first international summit on the phone, calling the leaders of nine countries that are friends and allies, among which Italy was not one of them. Accused of the blow, Palazzo Chigi began a recovery in [Read more]
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