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  • Sep 2, 2014
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Barack Obama

US Secret Service agents put on leave after night of drinking in Amsterdam

Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting US President Barack Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident.

Thursday, 27 March, 2014, 1:03am

Beijing issues last-minute warning to Obama on Dalai Lama talks

China issued a last-minute warning to US President Barack Obama to call off a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama. The talks with the Tibetan spiritual leader were due to take place at the White House last night (Hong Kong time).

21 Feb 2014 - 11:45pm 12 comments

Apple, Walmart join Obama's pledge on long-term jobless

Apple, Ford and Walmart will Friday lead 300 US companies ready to sign up to President Barack Obama’s pledge not to discriminate against long-term unemployed job seekers.

31 Jan 2014 - 6:25am 1 comment

Cody Keenan, Obama's speech-writer, brings a bit of fun, passion to the job

Six days before the state-of-the-union address, Cody Keenan posted on the photo-sharing site Instagram a blurred image of a speech draft with President Barack Obama's notes in the margins. He ended his internet posting with the tag "#SpoilerAlert #InsideSOTU-Cody".

30 Jan 2014 - 3:27am

Obama’s claim US tops China as No 1 investment destination questioned

Watch: President Obama claims US tops China as No 1 investment destination

30 Jan 2014 - 2:42pm 32 comments

Watch it live: US President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address

Watch US President Barack Obama deliver the 2014 State of the Union address in Washington DC, his fifth annual speech outlining his administration's policy priorities for the upcoming year to congress.

29 Jan 2014 - 12:19pm

Obama speech reflects decision to make greater use of executive powers

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 office, Obama spoke to Congress in Tuesday evening's state-of-the-union address from a clear position of confrontation, threatening to veto new Iran sanctions, warning against further moves against his healthcare law and demanding action on a series of previously proposed economic measures.

30 Jan 2014 - 7:38am 2 comments

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

In the sixth year of a battered presidency and confounded by recalcitrant Republicans, Barack Obama will try to fight off the curse of the second-term lame duck in his annual state-of-the-union address.

27 Jan 2014 - 5:54am 1 comment

Obama battles to regain credibility after health care law roll-out

Throughout his career as a national politician, Barack Obama has often benefited from comparisons with others.

16 Nov 2013 - 4:20am

US Senate clears first hurdle to avert shutdown with vote on spending bill

The Democratic-led US Senate easily cleared a hurdle to averting a government shutdown after a Republican lawmaker ended a 21-hour speech aimed at using the measure to derail President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul.

27 Sep 2013 - 4:12am