Obama http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19157/all en A speech to live by http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131213/obama-mandela-snowden-nsa-speech <p>Watching the first black American president deliver a historic eulogy for the &ldquo;great liberator&rdquo; of South African blacks helped nudge his office another step from the terrible taint of his predecessor&rsquo;s administration. Not a large one, however.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131213/obama-mandela-snowden-nsa-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obama World Leaders Want to Know United States Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:47:00 +0000 Gregory Feifer 6019559 at http://www.globalpost.com Chart of the day: Obama's Cairo speech to the Muslim world compared to Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/obama-speech-israel-jerusalem-palestine What can we learn from this graphic aside from Obama's (or his speech writers'?) love to repeat "people," "world" and "must"? The subject of both speeches touched on similar points: Israel has the right to exist, but so does Palestine as an independent state. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/obama-speech-israel-jerusalem-palestine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Obama Quick Click Quick Click Israel and Palestine Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:42:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5790052 at http://www.globalpost.com Michelle Obama attends funeral service of Chicago teenager who died in gang shooting (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130210/michelle-obama-attends-funeral-service-chicago-t US First Lady Michelle Obama attended the funeral of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager and band majorette who was shot dead in a gang-related shooting, only days after she performed at President Obama's January inaguration. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130210/michelle-obama-attends-funeral-service-chicago-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> C Obama Americas Want to Know United States Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:12:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5751694 at http://www.globalpost.com Inauguration day: President Obama starts second term (LIVE VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130121/inauguration-day-president-obama-starts-second-term-live-video Sworn in Sunday, Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will on Monday begin his second term with the usual inaugural festivities, but the tone is markedly different from last year's high of hopes and change.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130121/inauguration-day-president-obama-starts-second-term-live-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama michelle obama Need to Know Obama World Leaders United States Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:12:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5737202 at http://www.globalpost.com Political music videos: From Joan Baez to Nicki Minaj http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/political-banter-nicki-minaj-joan-baez In this election season candidates are receiving unsolicited, and likely unwelcome, endorsements from a variety of artists. We picked 8 of the best political songs of the last few years. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/political-banter-nicki-minaj-joan-baez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Election Obama Romney Elections Hollyworld United States Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:19:00 +0000 James Miller 5724094 at http://www.globalpost.com John Boehner delays unpopular GOP transportation bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120216/john-boehner-delays-unpopular-gop-transportation-bill <!--paging_filter--><p> House Speaker John Boehner delayed action on an unpopular GOP transportation bill, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/house-gop-leader-delays-action-on-260b-transportation-bill-as-republicans-scramble-for-votes/2012/02/15/gIQAdAzEGR_story.html">the Associated Press reported</a>. Republicans had hoped to pass the five year, $260 billion bill this week, but Boehner said that action would be delayed until after next week&#39;s congressional recess.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120216/john-boehner-delays-unpopular-gop-transportation-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Obama Politics United States Green Politics United States Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:26:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5692049 at http://www.globalpost.com Keystone Pipeline: Reactions to Obama's move (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120119/keystone-pipeline-reactions-obama <p> President Obama&#39;s controversial decision to reject the Keystone XL permit sparked outcry.</p> Obama World Leaders Green United States Thu, 19 Jan 2012 21:22:00 +0000 News Desk 5688164 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama, at Pentagon, unveils new military strategy (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120105/obama-new-military-strategy-leaner-military-asia-pacific <p> Obama said the US military faced a &quot;moment of transition&quot; after a decade of war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120105/obama-new-military-strategy-leaner-military-asia-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War Obama Asia-Pacific Military United States Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:14:00 +0000 News Desk 5686086 at http://www.globalpost.com OECD report: Euro zone is in recession http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/oecd-report-euro-zone-recession The OECD issued its semi-annual report into the world economy. It is about as unpleasant to read as it must have been to write.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/oecd-report-euro-zone-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> euro zone crisis Home Jose Manuel Barrosso Obama OECD recession Secretary of State Clinton Europe United Kingdom Europa Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:44:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5682614 at http://www.globalpost.com Atambayev wins presidential election in Kyrgyzstan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111031/atambeyev-wins-kyrgyzstan-presidential-election <p> Atambayev recently served as the prime minister of the former Soviet republic and was Russia&rsquo;s favored candidate among the field of 16 presidential hopefuls, Voice of America reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111031/atambeyev-wins-kyrgyzstan-presidential-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kyrgyzstan Obama World Leaders Elections Europe Politics Russia Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:29:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5679803 at http://www.globalpost.com Student loans: Reactions to Obama's plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111026/student-loans-reactions-obamas-plan <p> When President Obama announced a new plan to cap federal student loans at 10 percent with all remaining debt forgiven after 20 years, he said that these changes &quot;will make a difference&quot; for college graduates trying to meet payment deadlines in a tough economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111026/student-loans-reactions-obamas-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obama World Leaders Debt Crisis Politics United States Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:14:00 +0000 Jordan Helton 5679335 at http://www.globalpost.com Rush Limbaugh says Obama is targeting Christians by fighting Lord's Resistance Army http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111015/rush-limbaugh-obama-christians-lra-lords-resistance-army-uganda <p> The LRA is a guerilla group that roams through lawless regions of Central Africa, and is accused of horrific atrocities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111015/rush-limbaugh-obama-christians-lra-lords-resistance-army-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Obama South Sudan Uganda Conflict Zones Military Politics World Religion United States Sat, 15 Oct 2011 17:03:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5678028 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama LRA move sparks outcry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/obama-lra-uganda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama announces he is sending 100 "combat-equipped" troops to central Africa. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jordan Helton </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> President Obama announced in a letter to Congress today that he is sending 100 &ldquo;combat-equipped&rdquo; troops to central Africa to help efforts in the fight against the Lord&rsquo;s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group in the region.</p> <p> In the letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Obama said that 12 combat troops were deployed on Oct. 12, and the remaining troops will follow during the next month with further communications, logistics and combat support, <a href="http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/14/obama-sending-combat-troops-to-central-africa-to-aid-rebel-fight/" target="_blank">according to CNN</a>.&nbsp; A defense department official explained that the troops will be working in central Africa for a few months in an &quot;advisory role,&quot; <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/obama-sends-100-us-troops-to-uganda-to-combat-lords-resistance-army/" target="_blank">ABC reported.</a></p> <p> <strong>More: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/uganda-starts-first-war-crimes-trial" target="_blank">Uganda starts first war crimes trial</a></strong></p> <p> &quot;I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield,&quot; Obama said in the letter,<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/14/us-usa-africa-lra-idUSTRE79D4R520111014" target="_blank"> according to Reuters.</a></p> <p> The president wrote that &quot;for more than two decades, the Lord&#39;s Resistance Army (LRA) has murdered, raped, and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women, and children&quot; and that the group &quot;continues to commit atrocities.&quot;</p> <p> Once in Uganda, the troops also could deploy to South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo &mdash; all areas where LRA attacks have been reported &mdash; with the host-nation&rsquo;s permission, <a href="http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/10/20111014174712102972.html" target="_blank">Al Jazeera reported.</a></p> <p> <strong>More: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/100427/uganda-lra-joseph-kony" target="_blank">Stopping LRA is not all about Kony</a></strong></p> <p> Obama specified, however, that the U.S. personnel will not seek to directly engage LRA &mdash; which the U.S. considers a terrorist organization &mdash; but only act in self-defense.</p> <p> He said: &quot;The support provided by U.S. forces will enhance regional efforts against the LRA. However, although the U.S. forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice, and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.&quot;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/lra.htm" target="_blank">According to Global Security</a>, the LRA has been accused of serious human rights violations, including the torture, rape and killing of civilians, including children. Since being pushed out of Uganda into the Congo in 2005, the LRA, led by Joseph Kony, has attacked villages in the neighboring countries, often abducting children and forcing them to act as child soldiers.</p> <p> At least 30,000 people have died during the 20-year reign of terror inflicted by Kony and his aides, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15317684" target="_blank">BBC reported</a>, and around 2 million people have been displaced.</p> <p> The International Criminal Court has had arrest warrants out for Kony and other top commanders since 2005.</p> <p> <strong>Readers&#39; opinons</strong></p> <p> Obama&#39;s move to send troops to central Africa has already proved controversial among readers.</p> <p> GlobalPost facebook fan Owen R. Broadhurst wrote, &quot;Four new war fronts on top of eight or more that we already have involvement in? Who&#39;s the warmonger now?&quot;&nbsp; Fellow GP follower Alex Wiley joked, &quot;How are republicans not totally in love with him? He&#39;s the best republican president in office since Reagan.&quot;</p> <p> But Dykstra Garcia commended Obama on his decision, saying, &quot;Educate yourselves on the LRA before making comments that demonstrate your ignorance.&nbsp; It&#39;s about time the US lent some support here.&nbsp; Kony needs to go.&quot;</p> <p> Bill Vear asked, &quot;Where is the approval Of Congress?&nbsp; Why is it our job?&quot;</p> <p> While on Twitter, @shauggy wrote, &quot;I never want to be flippant about warfare, but when I heard Obama was sending troops to combat the LRA I was excited.&quot;</p> <p> Tweeter @hafsamohamed1 seemed outraged when he wrote, &quot;LRA? Obama sends Advisors?Can we quit with the euphemisms?Just say it Obama...You want to wage war on Africa!&quot;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/obama-lra-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Obama Uganda Conflict Zones Africa Emerges Fri, 14 Oct 2011 20:05:00 +0000 Jordan Helton 5677974 at http://www.globalpost.com Obamas host state dinner for South Korea President Lee Myung-bak (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111013/state-dinner-south-korea-president-lee-myung-bak-obama%20 <p> Thursday night&rsquo;s menu, billed by the White House as a &ldquo;celebration of a fall harvest,&rdquo; aimed for a harmonious melding of Asian and American flavors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111013/state-dinner-south-korea-president-lee-myung-bak-obama%20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obama World Leaders Diplomacy Politics South Korea United States Fri, 14 Oct 2011 02:09:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5677900 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to speak at Martin Luther King Memorial dedication http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111013/obama-martin-luther-king-memorial <p> President Obama is set to deliver the dedication address for the long awaited dedication ceremony of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111013/obama-martin-luther-king-memorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obama Americas United States Fri, 14 Oct 2011 19:53:12 +0000 Nicole Rojas 5677889 at http://www.globalpost.com