Barack Obama http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21903/all en British unemployment up … again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/british-unemployment-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have a lot of things on their agenda today, including the world economy. But I doubt the President will be so rude as to ask the PM about the latest unemployment figures in Britain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/british-unemployment-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama British unemployment David Cameron Home Regions Europe United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:56:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5696029 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama and Cameron meeting: British pundits' take http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/obama-and-cameron-meeting-british-pundits-take <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Divergent views of Washington DC love-in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> When British Prime Ministers visit American Presidents pithy analysis flows among the British punditocracy like West Coast wines at a State Dinner.</p> <p> Most of this comment is focused on the current state of the most over-used cliche in British journalism: &quot;the Special Relationship.&quot;</p> <p> A lot of the speculation focuses on it&#39;s dangers: &quot;Is it more &quot;Fatal Attraction&quot; than &quot;Love, Actually?&quot; asked Channel 4&#39;s veteran Washington correspondent Matt Frei.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/obama-and-cameron-meeting-british-pundits-take" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Bill Clinton conservatives David Cameron George W. Bush Home John Major Liberal Democrats Limbaugh neo-cons neo-conservatism Regions Special Relationship Tony Blair World Leaders Americas Europe Politics United Kingdom On Europe United States Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:17:02 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5696208 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama tests his sway over North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120325/north-korea-south-korea-barack-obama-dmz-nuclear Barack Obama stood at "freedom's frontier" and peered into the bleak North Korean countryside on Sunday, as world leaders arrived in the South Korean capital Seoul to discuss the growing threat from the regime's nuclear weapons program and a forthcoming missile launch.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120325/north-korea-south-korea-barack-obama-dmz-nuclear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama North Korea Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:09:00 +0000 Justin McCurry 5697585 at http://www.globalpost.com Dmitry Medvedev slams 'Hollywood' Mitt Romney for calling Russia 'number 1 foe' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120327/dmitri-medvedev-hollywood-mitt-romney-geopolitical-foe Such statements "smack of Hollywood," Medvedev said today. "It's 2012, not the middle of the 1970s." <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120327/dmitri-medvedev-hollywood-mitt-romney-geopolitical-foe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Dmitry Medvedev Mitt Romney World Leaders Elections Diplomacy Russia United States Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:37:32 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5697928 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama joins Pinterest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/obama-joins-pinterest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama is a very busy man. But not too busy for Pinterest! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hanna Ingber </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It turns out, Pinterest is not only for brides-to-be. The most important man in the world has joined the hot new social networking site.</p> <p> President Barack Obama now has a <a href="http://pinterest.com/barackobama/">Pinterest account</a> complete with eight boards, including &quot;Pet Lovers for Obama&quot; and &quot;ObamArt.&quot; As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, he has 1287 followers.</p> <p> Obama&#39;s campaign staff told the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/27/barack-obama-pinterest_n_1382714.html?ref=tw">Huffington Post</a> that the account was created weeks ago but pins started to be posted today.</p> <p> And Obama for America Digital Director Teddy Goff confirmed that the account is officially the president&#39;s in a Twitter message.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p> You asked, we answered: introducing... <a href="http://t.co/Xc1bATwD" title="http://pinterest.com/barackobama/">pinterest.com/barackobama/</a></p> <p> &mdash; Teddy Goff (@teddygoff) <a data-datetime="2012-03-27T15:42:47+00:00" href="https://twitter.com/teddygoff/status/184666787890200576">March 27, 2012</a></p></blockquote> <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p> Given the type of pins populating Obama&#39;s boards, it looks like his campaign team wants to use Pinterest as a re-election tool. His &quot;Faces of Change&quot; board showcases supporters of the president&#39;s health care policy, and &quot;Just the Facts&quot; includes a graphic on job growth under Obama.</p> <p> Forbes suggests that Obama&#39;s campaign includes a board on &quot;Obama-inspired recipes&quot; to get the female vote.</p> <blockquote><p> According to ComScore, registered users on Pinterest number over 100 million, and skew not just heavily female, but Midwestern suburban females who use the site for fashion ideas, wedding planning and home design, or just to share photos of puppies. Coming on the heels of President Obama&rsquo;s bid for female votes through the contraception debate, his new mastery of the favorite website of middle American women is hardly surprising. It&rsquo;s no secret he needs the women&rsquo;s vote.</p> </blockquote> <p> But who knows -- maybe late one night Obama will put aside pressing issues like Iran and stress over his re-election, and let himself free on Pinterest, showing all the world (or at least all his followers) his favorite bathroom decor and spring fashion pix. We promise to re-pin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/obama-joins-pinterest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama United States Weird Wide Web Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:46:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5697979 at http://www.globalpost.com US Marine Gary Stein faces dismissal for criticizing Obama on Facebook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120406/us-marine-gary-stein-obama-facebook <p> Sgt. Stein reportedly&nbsp;called Obama a coward and an enemy and urged people to vote against him in this year&#39;s election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120406/us-marine-gary-stein-obama-facebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Facebook marines World Leaders United States Fri, 06 Apr 2012 13:17:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5699455 at http://www.globalpost.com Webby deadline is soon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120419/webby-hillary-meme-globalpost <p> Hint: GlobalPost is a nominee.</p> Barack Obama Hillary Clinton World Leaders United States Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:36:00 +0000 News Desk 5701027 at http://www.globalpost.com Warren Weinstein, US Al Qaeda hostage in Pakistan, makes video plea to Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120507/warren-weinstein-us-hostage-al-qaeda-pakistan-video <p> In a video that appeared on jihadist forums yesterday, hostage Warren Weinstein tells President Barack Obama that &quot;my life is in your hands.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120507/warren-weinstein-us-hostage-al-qaeda-pakistan-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Qaeda Barack Obama Pakistan United States Mon, 07 May 2012 13:38:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5703347 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's death camp gaffe draws anger from Poland (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120530/obama-death-camp-gaffe-poland-video "This is a problem for the reputation of the United States," says Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120530/obama-death-camp-gaffe-poland-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama World Leaders Poland United States Wed, 30 May 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5706182 at http://www.globalpost.com National security leaks: Attorney General Eric Holder appoints prosecutors to investigate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120609/national-security-leaks-investigation-attorney-general-eric-holder Leaks can compromise national security and "will not be tolerated," Attorney General Eric Holder said. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120609/national-security-leaks-investigation-attorney-general-eric-holder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama World Leaders Elections Politics United States Sat, 09 Jun 2012 14:20:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5707333 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama unveils new Africa strategy, focused on trade, investment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120614/obama-new-africa-strategy Africa's economic potential is something that China has already embraced.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120614/obama-new-africa-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Barack Obama Politics United States Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:21:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5707983 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Obamacare is constitutional, you hear? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-obamacare-constitutional The Affordable Care Act is ruled legal, Colorado burns, Shenzhou-9 returns to Earth, and Egypt's first lady doesn't like being called "First Lady."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-obamacare-constitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Mitt Romney World Leaders Elections Politics Chatter Health United States Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:48:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5709971 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama administration closes Global Health Initiative office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/obama-administration-closes-global-health-initiative-office WASHINGTON, DC –Three years ago, President Obama announced with great fanfare his signature global health plan, calling it the Global Health Initiative (GHI). He said it was needed to change direction from President Bush’s disease-specific approaches in AIDS and malaria to “do more to improve health systems around the world, focus our efforts on child and maternal health, and ensure that best practices drive the funding for these programs.” Today, in a down-page blog on the GHI website, the administration announced that the Global Health Initiative’s office is closing.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/obama-administration-closes-global-health-initiative-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Global health Health World Leaders Aid Politics Health Global Pulse GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:37:00 +0000 John Donnelly 5710536 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama canceled bin Laden raid 3 times, claims new book http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120730/obama-canceled-bin-laden-raid-three-times-daily- "That is an utter fabrication. It's seems pretty clear that Mr Miniter doesn't know what he's talking about," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120730/obama-canceled-bin-laden-raid-three-times-daily-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Barack Obama World Leaders Americas Military War Politics United States Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:13:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 5714248 at http://www.globalpost.com Campaign 2012: In an Oregonian state of mind http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/highway-2012/portland-oregon-liberal-democrat-marijuana-legalization-us-election PORTLAND — Self-consciously quirky, outrageously liberal, Portland feels a bit like a hippie museum. On a recent, glorious Sunday, in the hipster Hawthorne neighborhood, white-bearded bikers in bandannas straddled their hogs in the sunshine, crowds of middle-aged, Birkenstocked customers strolled in and out of what could only be termed “head shops,” while others flipped through racks of vintage clothing — everything from old Simpsons T-shirts to velvet blazers to flowered hats from the '50s.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/highway-2012/portland-oregon-liberal-democrat-marijuana-legalization-us-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections Barack Obama Mitt Romney Elections Highway 2012 United States Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:27:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5715195 at http://www.globalpost.com