The 2016 budget presented by President Obama to Congress reached $4 trillion, or what is roughly equivalent to the budgets of all Western European countries, with the Defense Department’s share totaling $585.3 billion, or what is more than all the combined defense budgets in the whole world.
This budget challenges [Read more]
U.S. President Obama, who has two remaining years in office, gave the State of the Union address at the beginning of the year. Unlike previous years where his address has tended to focus inward, this year he emphatically discussed beginning a “new chapter in the United States. However, this may be difficult to [Read more]
Benjamin Netanyahu bypassed the White House in arranging a speech to the U.S. Congress. With that insult, he hopes to torpedo President Obama's Iran policies.
Republican Sarah Palin is famous for giving weird speeches but this time she managed to outdo herself. Even conservatives are irritated.
The video commentary of President Obama’s State of the Union address, posted the previous day by Republican John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, has some minor cuts, apparently with the aim of removing the passages on climate.
In the State of the Union address, the American president mocked the Republicans and asked for the betterment of the middle class, as well as more taxes for the rich and large financial institutions: a new leap in confidence justified by the rise in his popularity. The Democrats are thinking about their strategy for the 2016 presidential elections.
[Romney's] main problem is his rigidity and his leaden, uninspiring rhetoric — along with his propensity for clumsiness.
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]
Reform by decree: 5 million undocumented immigrants will be given legal status and will be shielded from deportation, while the Republicans aimlessly consider their counterattacks.
Barack Obama is no longer beating around the bush. He will enact immigration reform and will do so by decree, signing an executive order [Read more]
In announcing a pause in deportations that would benefit 5 million unauthorized immigrants, the president is setting a trap for Republicans: They can neither block his orders nor condemn them too loudly, at the risk of antagonizing the Latino electorate.