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Obama the Warrior

February 1, 2015 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

[Obama] stated that Republicans have one, and only one, year of disagreement with his words and actions. Beyond that, they will be considered obsessed with obstructionism.

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]

Is Obama Reinventing Himself?

January 15, 2015 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

In 2009, President Barack Obama began his first term in an atmosphere of great optimism. The public had hope that the country would improve, despite the economic crisis that had arisen the previous fall. Changes were on the way, and Obama´s election became the symbol of those changes. Moreover, the Democratic Party [Read more]

Mad Obama Off The Leash

December 26, 2014 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

Loser, lame duck, figurehead at the White House – that is what Barack Obama has been called at Fox News after the November elections, in which Republicans gained the majority in both houses of Congress. The right-wing columnists were outshouting each other in their prognosis that the president would not achieve [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 Gaffes and Nov. 6 Elections

November 11, 2014 // The Sankei Shimbun - Japan - Japanese

The U.S. was filled with happiness in April 2009, three months after Obama became president. The captain of a cargo ship in waters off the coast of Somalia in eastern Africa had been safely rescued after being attacked and held hostage by pirates. Navy Seal snipers reportedly shot and killed three pirates who had [Read more]
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