President Barack Obama http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20100/all en Obama "comfortable" with Senate plan to tax millionaires http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111006/obama-senate-plan-tax-millionaires <p> President Obama supported the Senate&#39;s proposal to tax millionaires to pay for his jobs bill during a media conference Thursday morning, according to the New York Times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111006/obama-senate-plan-tax-millionaires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Barack Obama United States World Leaders Global Economy United States Thu, 06 Oct 2011 17:51:14 +0000 News Desk 5677058 at http://www.globalpost.com Mitt Romney raises $14M, placing him ahead of opponents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111014/mitt-romney-14-million-third-quarter <p> GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised more than $14 million in the third quarter, bringing his fundraising total to $32 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111014/mitt-romney-14-million-third-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections President Barack Obama World Leaders Elections Politics United States Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:28:43 +0000 News Desk 5677958 at http://www.globalpost.com MLK Memorial dedication draws thousands of attendees (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111016/mlk-memorial-dedication-photos <p> It is the first monument on the National Mall to honor an African-American.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111016/mlk-memorial-dedication-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Barack Obama World Leaders United States Sun, 16 Oct 2011 16:16:00 +0000 5678051 at http://www.globalpost.com Perry: Obama's birth certificate is real http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111026/perry-obamas-birth-certificate-real <p> Gov. Rick Perry reportedly says he has &quot;no doubt&quot; that President Barack Obama&#39;s much disputed birth certificate is real.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111026/perry-obamas-birth-certificate-real" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections President Barack Obama Rick Perry Elections Politics United States Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:05:00 +0000 Catherine Lyons 5679359 at http://www.globalpost.com David Plouffe: Mitt Romney has 'no core' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111030/david-plouffe-mitt-romney-has-no-core <p> During an appearance on Meet the Press, Obama&#39;s senior advisor focused his criticism on Mitt Romney when asked about the GOP contenders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111030/david-plouffe-mitt-romney-has-no-core" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections President Barack Obama Elections Politics United States Mon, 31 Oct 2011 01:18:21 +0000 Catherine Lyons 5679699 at http://www.globalpost.com Barack Obama is losing the Middle East http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/111101/barack-obama-middle-east-relations-arab-spring <p> CAIRO &mdash; Many in the Arab world consider current US policy a betrayal of the inspiring speech Obama made in Cairo at the beginning of his administration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/111101/barack-obama-middle-east-relations-arab-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Columnists Egypt President Barack Obama World Leaders Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Sun, 06 Nov 2011 13:06:09 +0000 HDS Greenway 5680011 at http://www.globalpost.com Sarkozy overheard telling Obama: Netanyahu's a liar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/111108/sarkozy-obama-netanyahus-liar <p> &quot;I can&#39;t stand Netanyahu, he&#39;s a liar,&quot; the French president told his US counterpart.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/111108/sarkozy-obama-netanyahus-liar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Netanyahu Nicolas Sarkozy President Barack Obama United Nations World Leaders Diplomacy France Europe Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East United States Tue, 08 Nov 2011 12:54:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5680594 at http://www.globalpost.com Obamacare constitutional, appeals court says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111108/obamacare-constitutional-appeals-court-ruling-dc <p> &quot;The right to be free from federal regulation is not absolute, and yields to the imperative that Congress be free to forge national solutions to national problems,&quot; Judge Laurence Silberman wrote in the majority opinion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111108/obamacare-constitutional-appeals-court-ruling-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Barack Obama Politics Health United States Tue, 08 Nov 2011 22:08:03 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5680712 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama on Veterans Day: “Recruit our veterans” http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111111/obama-veterans-day-recruit-our-veterans <p> &quot;On this Veterans Day, I ask every American: Recruit our veterans,&quot; Obama said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111111/obama-veterans-day-recruit-our-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Barack Obama Military War United States Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:02:46 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5681140 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama: Outlines of TransPacific Partnership trade deal reached http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111114/obama-outlines-transpacific-partnership-trade-de <p> China has not expressed interest in joining the TPP talks while Japan announced Friday it would like to be involved. If Japan is included in the talks, the partnership would be 40 percent larger than the 27-nation EU.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111114/obama-outlines-transpacific-partnership-trade-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Barack Obama World Leaders Asia-Pacific Global Economy United States Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:40:10 +0000 Kyle Kim 5681328 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama: Darwin, Australia, to host US marines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/111116/darwin-australia-marines-obama <p> The location of the base in Darwin, Australia, also carries symoblic weight. The US military last used Darwin during World War II as a base to win back the Pacific from the Japanese.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/111116/darwin-australia-marines-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Barack Obama Asia-Pacific Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:56:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5681482 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama tries to speak Aussie English: Hit or miss? (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/111116/obama-australian-language-video <p> &quot;Tonight with your permission, I&#39;d like to give it a burl,&quot; he said in his dinner speech to members of Parliament, sparking laughter in the crowd.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/111116/obama-australian-language-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Barack Obama World Leaders Asia-Pacific Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:49:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5681508 at http://www.globalpost.com 47% of Americans want Obama's healthcare overhaul repealed: poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111116/most-americans-obamacare-repeal-gallup-poll <p> The survey found that 47 percent of Americans want to get rid of President Barack Obama&rsquo;s healthcare overhaul while 42 percent want to keep it, the Los Angeles Times reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111116/most-americans-obamacare-repeal-gallup-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Barack Obama Politics Health United States Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:58:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5681555 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama’s Asia trip: bold and successful http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/111121/barack-obama-US-elections-2012 <p> BOSTON &mdash; Obama completed a successful eight-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region last week, confounding China and strengthening America&rsquo;s commitment to more half the world&rsquo;s population.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/111121/barack-obama-US-elections-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections President Barack Obama World Leaders Asia-Pacific Diplomacy China Indonesia Opinion United States Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:20:36 +0000 Philip S. Balboni 5682139 at http://www.globalpost.com China pushes Burma for closer military ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111128/china-burma-military-hillary-clinton <p> China&#39;s offer to Burma, also known as Myanmar, comes after President Obama visited the region and pledged a continued US presence in the area. Obama, in what was seen as a response to China&#39;s growing influence in the region, told Asia-Pacific leaders that the United States was &quot;here to stay.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111128/china-burma-military-hillary-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Hillary Clinton President Barack Obama Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Military China Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:03:25 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5682630 at http://www.globalpost.com