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    Obama speech reflects decision to make greater use of executive powers

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 08:54am by WASHPOST

    ... it alone This wasn't the presidency Barack Obama had in mind after winning his historic election five years ago. But it is the one he believes he has left. For the first time since taking ... on, the president framed an election-year debate about which party was more determined to solve the nation's enduring economic problems. He called his ideas "a set of concrete, ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    Obama's state-of-the-union address much about state of his presidency

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by AFP

    ... help him navigate the political terrain ahead of November midterm elections. "This is not a state-of-the- union speech exclusively. It is a state-of-the-Obama-administration speech," ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama wins historic re-election (live video)

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US President Barack Obama swept to re-election on Tuesday, creating history again by defying the undertow of a slow economic recovery and high ... as the first African American president, who was elected on a wave of hope and euphoria four years ago, booked another four years in the White House. Romney’s aides had predicted that a late Romney ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama told of Petraeus scandal pre-election, official suggests

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Obama 'told of Petraeus scandal before election' The head of the US House Intelligence Committee has suggested President Barack Obama might have known about former CIA director David Petraeus' extra-marital affair before the November election. US Representative Mike Rogers, a Republican, said Attorney General Eric Holder's claim the Justice ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it- US President Barack Obama's re-election

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by CHINA DAILY, WASHINGTON POST, The Guardian

    ... HOW THEY SEE IT 2. 3. 1. 1. China Daily The most expensive presidential election in US history has left a social and political divide in the country. If the wounds of political ... enough uncomfortable lessons for much to change on Capitol Hill. Nevertheless, if Mr Obama's first presidential election victory was a triumph of the audacity of hope, his second ...

  6. News - World - America decides

    Re-elected Barack Obama on diplomatic offensive in Asia

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 02:48am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode in Washington greg.torode@scmp.com Re-elected Obama on Asian diplomatic offensive US President Barack Obama will engage China and its neighbours in a fresh diplomatic offensive after securing a historic second term in the White House. Obama will attend the East Asia Summit in Cambodia on November 18, which Premier Wen Jiabao is also expected to join. It could ...

  7. News - World

    Briefs: US Election, November 7, 2012

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... pre-Columbian ceremonies to pick a winner in the US race. "The apus (gods of the hills in indigenous mythology) tell us Obama will be re-elected," predicted Juan Osco, known as the Shaman ...

  8. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    US election much too close to call

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode in Washington greg.torode@scmp.com Doubts remain in both camps as an exhausting campaign ends and the moment of truth nears Fight to the finish in a battle much too close to call Young vote could again be crucial Ignore the choreographed bonho ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Romney concedes US presidential election to Obama

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 02:23pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Republican Mitt Romney conceded the US presidential election to President Barack Obama early on Wednesday morning after a bitterly fought battle. “This is a time ... in a series of key swing states, despite the weak economic recovery and stubbornly high unemployment that dogged his campaign. Television networks called the election late on Tuesday, but the Romney ...

  10. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    US Elections and Financial Implications

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by HARTMUT ISSEL

    ... Hartmut Issel moneypost@scmp.com Economy hangs over their heads Much is at stake in the United States presidential elections this year. The Barack Obama presidency has been fraught with battles in a deeply divided Congress, leading to paralyses on such topics as government debt, and compromises on others such as healthcare reform. Should Obama lose his re-election bid, ...




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