Posts Tagged ‘ Obama ’

A first lady getting the second-class treatment

January 30, 2015
Reuters
A first lady getting the second-class treatment

President Barack Obama’s recent trip to India raised questions
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Cuba: from Eisenhower to Obama

December 21, 2014
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Cuba: from Eisenhower to Obama

Fidel Castro and his band of guerrillas
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Iran’s offer is genuine — and fleeting

September 21, 2013
David Rohde
Iran’s offer is genuine — and fleeting

President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday is not expected to
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What does Obamas snub mean for US-Russia relations?

August 22, 2013
Ian Bremmer
What does Obamas snub mean for US-Russia relations?

Earlier this week, Barack Obama announced that he won’t be meeting with Vladimir
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The fiscal cliff deal proves Congress is working

January 6, 2013
Anatole Kaletsky
The fiscal cliff deal proves Congress is working

The U.S. fiscal cliff was dodged in pretty much the way that seemed most likely after November’s election: a bipartisan deal in which pragmatic Republicans, no longer focused on ending the presidency of Barack Obama
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Looking back at 2012

December 31, 2012
Mushfique Ahmed
Looking back at 2012

Time has inevitably rolled out 2013 upon us; it is time for a year-end retrospective – a round-up of some of the major events that took place in 2012.
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Romney’s auto bailout dodge strains credulity

October 22, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
Romney’s auto bailout dodge strains credulity

There is the truth. Then there is the whole truth. Mitt Romney is still lagging behind the president in Ohio, the weather-vane state that has voted for every president since Abraham Lincoln
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Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Humanizers-in-chief

September 6, 2012
John Lloyd
Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Humanizers-in-chief

The political gap between Democrats and Republicans is wide and deep, to the detriment of political accommodation in the United States.
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Make immigration a campaign issue

August 21, 2012
David Rohde
Make immigration a campaign issue

John Weston, Eric Buckland and Mike Bloomberg don’t have much in common. Weston is a farmer struggling to keep in business the 1,000-acre farm his family has operated in Western Maine for seven generations.
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America’s unfulfilled promise to Iraqis

December 18, 2011
Bernd Debusmann
America’s unfulfilled promise to Iraqis

When Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency, he spoke eloquently about America’s moral obligation to Iraqis working for US forces in their country. “We must keep faith with Iraqis who kept faith with us,” he said in a 2007 campaign speech.
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Updating a picture

November 28, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Updating a picture

In the interest of truth in advertising, it’s time for a new author pic. I remember my first author photograph, taken in 1987 by a man named Ernesto Monteavaro. To be photographed by Monteavaro was a great honour, since he’d been the official photographer of the great Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges.
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Despite debt deal, clouds hang over Obama re-election

August 3, 2011
Arshad Mahmud
Despite debt deal, clouds hang over Obama re-election

As you have come to know by now that the United States Congress voted to raise the federal debt limit just hours before the deadline was to expire on Aug 2. Failure to do so would have led to the US treasury running short of cash to pay the nation’s bills.
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What happens if the US defaults?

July 28, 2011
Arshad Mahmud
What happens if the US defaults?

As you’ve already noticed, the whole world is now focused on what happens on Aug 2 when the deadline for raising the United States current debt limit of $14.3 trillion expires. Tension is mounting all across largely because what happens in the world’s largest economy has implications for many countries including Bangladesh, which exports...
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A famous illegal immigrant and rule of law

June 30, 2011
Arshad Mahmud
A famous illegal immigrant and rule of law

He worked for The Washington Post and, even before he turned 30, won a Pulitzer, America’s most coveted journalism prize. So, he was already famous. But this past week he has become even more famous after he wrote a 4,661-word magazine piece in The New York Times, revealing his identity as an ‘undocumented immigrant’...
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