The «Story» of Obama in 2016 Media

We're taking a look at how often the BBC and New York Times are discussing "Obama" on their front page online.

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Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking

NY Times Friday 30th of December 2016

Friday 30th of December 2016
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Is This a Nest of Spies? The U.S. Says It Is

The Obama administration described two East Coast retreats for diplomats as beachside spy nests and ordered all Russians out.

NY Times Friday 30th of December 2016

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News nuggets

President Obama is afraid of snowmen, and more news nuggets.

BBC Saturday 24th of December 2016

Saturday 24th of December 2016
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Trump official Paladino under fire over crude Obama remarks

Donald Trumps New York campaign chief faces a backlash for crude remarks about the Obamas.

BBC Friday 23rd of December 2016

Friday 23rd of December 2016
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Obama Administration Intends to Transfer 17 or 18 Guantánamo Detainees

NY Times Tuesday 20th of December 2016

Tuesday 20th of December 2016
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Michelle Obama makes farewell Oprah appearance

Michelle Obama says her door is always open to Melania Trump, in a last interview with Oprah Winfrey.

BBC Monday 19th of December 2016

Monday 19th of December 2016
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US hacking claims: Obama told Putin to cut it out

President Obama says he warned Russias Vladimir Putin in September to stop hacking the US election.

BBC Saturday 17th of December 2016

Saturday 17th of December 2016
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Obama Says He Told Putin: ‘Cut It Out’ on Hacking

The president said he refrained from retaliating against Moscow for hacking the D.N.C. before the election because he did not want it to be seen as unfair meddling.

NY Times Saturday 17th of December 2016

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Obama pauses press conference to help sick reporter

US President Barack Obama paused his final end-of-year press conference to get help for a reporter who fell ill.

BBC Friday 16th of December 2016

Friday 16th of December 2016
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Trump election: Michelle Obama tells Oprah Winfrey America lacks hope

The US First Lady evokes a bleak post-election outlook, saying Americans lack hope and stability.

BBC Friday 16th of December 2016

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Michelle Obama: Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like

Michelle Obama speaks to Oprah Winfrey as she prepares to leave the White House.

BBC Friday 16th of December 2016

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Loath to Meddle in Election, Obama Delayed Blaming Russia for D.N.C. Hack

NY Times Thursday 15th of December 2016

Thursday 15th of December 2016
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Tara McKelvey: What is Obamas big problem?

Donald Trump says Barack Obama told him of an unspecified big problem for the country. What could it be?

BBC Friday 9th of December 2016

Friday 9th of December 2016
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Obama, Hollande, Renzi: G7 leaders are disappearing

In June 2015, G7 leaders took a group photo, 17 months later, five of them are out of power or close to it.

BBC Monday 5th of December 2016

Monday 5th of December 2016
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Shinzo Abe to Become First Japanese Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor

Mr. Abe’s trip this month to the site his country attacked 75 years ago will in effect be reciprocating a visit by President Obama to Hiroshima this year.

NY Times Monday 5th of December 2016

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President Obama Is Handing a Strong Economy to His Successor

Employers in the United States added 178,000 workers last month, while the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than nine years.

NY Times Friday 2nd of December 2016

Friday 2nd of December 2016
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Simone Biles on how to reach the top

Gymnast and Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles talks to Rajini Vaidyanathan about fame, adoption and meeting President Obama.

BBC Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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Obama’s Sacred Duty: Visiting the Wounded at Walter Reed

NY Times Tuesday 29th of November 2016

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Obama to Send Aide to Fidel Castro’s Funeral

NY Times Tuesday 29th of November 2016

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Trump Has Options for Undoing Obama’s Climate Legacy

NY Times Friday 25th of November 2016

Friday 25th of November 2016
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Obamas tribute to Ellen DeGeneres

US President Barack Obama gets choked up giving Ellen DeGeneres the Medal of Freedom.

BBC Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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Honour for software writer on Apollo moon mission

Barack Obama awards medal to Margaret Hamilton to recognise role in sending humankind into space.

BBC Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

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Spoils of war

Trump won 218 counties that voted for Obama in 2012. In Pennsylvania, supporters in one of these counties discuss their hopes for the next four years.

BBC Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

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Donald Trump, Obama, Thanksgiving: Your Weekend Briefing

NY Times Sunday 20th of November 2016

Sunday 20th of November 2016
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Obama Is Considering Removing N.S.A. Leader

NY Times Saturday 19th of November 2016

Saturday 19th of November 2016
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Obama May Jump Into Fray as Democrats Counter Trump

NY Times Saturday 19th of November 2016

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Europe Edition: Trump, Obama, International Criminal Court: Your Thursday Briefing

NY Times Thursday 17th of November 2016

Thursday 17th of November 2016
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Mayor resigns over Michelle Obama ape in heels post

West Virginia mayor steps down after apparently supporting ape in heels Facebook comment.

BBC Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Wednesday 16th of November 2016
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Michelle Obama ape in heels post causes outrage

A racist Facebook post about Michelle Obama causes controversy in the US state of West Virginia.

BBC Tuesday 15th of November 2016

Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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Visiting Europe, Obama Warns Against Rise of ‘Crude Sort of Nationalism’

President Obama, apparently referring to Donald J. Trump’s decision to appoint a hard-right nationalist to a top post, spoke in Greece during his final overseas trip as president.

NY Times Tuesday 15th of November 2016

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Trump election: Nobody said democracys supposed to be easy

President Barack Obama urges Donald Trump to send some signals of unity after the US election campaign.

BBC Monday 14th of November 2016

Monday 14th of November 2016
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Biden v Trump

People are speculating about the private conversations between Vice-President Biden and President Obama as they prepare to leave office.

BBC Monday 14th of November 2016

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Trump, Obama, Gwen Ifill: Your Monday Evening Briefing

NY Times Monday 14th of November 2016

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Obama Urges Donald Trump to Send ‘Signals of Unity’ to Minority Groups and Women

The president said Mr. Trump should reach out to voters alienated by his campaign, and declined to comment on the selection of Stephen K. Bannon as senior counselor.

NY Times Monday 14th of November 2016

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Chelsea Manning Asks Obama to Cut Sentence to Time Served

NY Times Monday 14th of November 2016

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Historians Assess Obama’s Legacy Under Trump’s Shadow

NY Times Sunday 13th of November 2016

Sunday 13th of November 2016
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Obama’s Policies and Broader Vision Face Reckoning With History

NY Times Saturday 12th of November 2016

Saturday 12th of November 2016
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Donald Trump Says He May Keep Parts of Obama Health Care Act

NY Times Friday 11th of November 2016

Friday 11th of November 2016
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Trump and Obama: What they said then and now

President-elect Trump and President Obama meet for the first time at the White House.

BBC Thursday 10th of November 2016

Thursday 10th of November 2016
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Newspaper headlines: Trump and Obamas awkward meeting

Donald Trumps shock election as US president once again dominates the front pages, which in particular pick up on his awkward meeting with outgoing president Barack Obama.

BBC Thursday 10th of November 2016

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Trump and Obama Hold Cordial 90-Minute Meeting in Oval Office

President Obama met with President-elect Donald J. Trump, saying about the Trumps: “We want to make sure that they feel welcome.”

NY Times Thursday 10th of November 2016

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Highlights of Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech and President Obama’s Remarks

Hillary Clinton gave her concession speech on Wednesday hours after an early-morning conversation in which Mrs. Clinton conceded the presidential race to Donald J. Trump.

NY Times Thursday 10th of November 2016

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Watch: ‘We’re Actually All on One Team’

President Obama spoke Wednesday about the outcome of the election and the need for a peaceful transition.

NY Times Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Wednesday 9th of November 2016
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Obama goes the extra mile to try to secure his legacy

US President Barack Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton in a last-minute effort before the election.

BBC Tuesday 8th of November 2016

Tuesday 8th of November 2016
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Europeans View Obama’s Exit With a Mix of Admiration and Regret

NY Times Monday 7th of November 2016

Monday 7th of November 2016
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The 2016 Race: Why the Election Is Close, and What Trump and Obama Have in Common

NY Times Sunday 6th of November 2016

Sunday 6th of November 2016
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The Closer: Michelle Obama

NY Times Saturday 5th of November 2016

Saturday 5th of November 2016
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Halloween: Barack and Michelle Obama dance to Michael Jacksons Thriller

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance to Michael Jacksons Thriller as they host a Halloween event at the White House.

BBC Tuesday 1st of November 2016

Tuesday 1st of November 2016
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US election daily dig: Spooked Clinton camp hits back

The Clinton campaign battles a controversy that has risen from the grave, as the Obamas do a zombie routine at the White House.

BBC Tuesday 1st of November 2016

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US election daily dig: Ready for some dirty laundry?

With just 11 days to go until election day, Donald Trumps sheets come under scrutiny, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have a love-in and Gary Johnson denies being a dummy.

BBC Friday 28th of October 2016

Friday 28th of October 2016
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President Obama ridiculed on Snapchat by daughter Sasha

The US president says his 15-year-old daughter Sasha mocked him on Snapchat in a message to friends.

BBC Wednesday 26th of October 2016

Wednesday 26th of October 2016
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Dont Snapchat my friends

Obamas daughter has poked fun at him on Snapchat, but how easy is the app for parents to grasp?

BBC Wednesday 26th of October 2016

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A Trip Down Obama Highway in an Old Dixie Town

The presidency of Barack Obama ends in three months. It will be memorialized in ways both grand and small, as in the renaming of a thoroughfare in the town of Riviera Beach, Fla.

NY Times Monday 24th of October 2016

Monday 24th of October 2016
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Obama Assists 150 State Candidates, Targeting G.O.P.’s Grip on Legislatures

NY Times Sunday 23rd of October 2016

Sunday 23rd of October 2016
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US election: Trump takes aim at First Lady Michelle Obama

Republican candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on First Lady Michelle Obama, saying all she wants to do is campaign for his rival.

BBC Saturday 22nd of October 2016

Saturday 22nd of October 2016
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Power couple

Barack and Michelle Obama have been hitting the campaign trail hard for Hillary Clinton - will it be enough to win her the White House?

BBC Saturday 22nd of October 2016

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Clintons not-so-secret weapon in Arizona: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is heading to Arizona as Democrats see the opportunity to turn the traditionally red state blue.

BBC Friday 21st of October 2016

Friday 21st of October 2016
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Obamas host final state dinner of presidency

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the Italian prime minister for the last official visit and state dinner of his presidency.

BBC Wednesday 19th of October 2016

Wednesday 19th of October 2016
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Russian Hacker, Wanted by F.B.I., Is Arrested in Prague, Czechs Say

The suspect was captured on Oct. 5, two days before the Obama administration formally accused Moscow of stealing emails from the Democratic National Committee and others.

NY Times Wednesday 19th of October 2016

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US election 2016: Your daily dig from campaign trail

Donald Trump calls women alleging sexual assault horrible liars and First Lady Michelle Obama condemns obscene remarks as shocking and demeaning.

BBC Friday 14th of October 2016

Friday 14th of October 2016
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US election 2016: Trump says groping claims absolutely false

Donald Trump rejects accusations of sexual misconduct as totally and absolutely false, as First Lady Michelle Obama calls his lewd remarks shocking.

BBC Thursday 13th of October 2016

Thursday 13th of October 2016
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Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Words on Women

The first lady, Michelle Obama, on Thursday spoke out against Donald J. Trump’s comments about women. “This is not something that we can ignore,” she said, while campaigning in New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton.

NY Times Thursday 13th of October 2016

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US election: Obama blasts Trump with 7-Eleven jibe

President Obama blasts Donald Trumps recent remarks about women, saying they would be intolerable even if applying for a job at a 7-Eleven store.

BBC Wednesday 12th of October 2016

Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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In Debate on Syria, It’s Trump vs. Pence, and Clinton vs. Obama

NY Times Tuesday 11th of October 2016

Tuesday 11th of October 2016
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He pumps himself up by putting other people down, says Obama

He pumps himself up by putting other people down, says Obama

BBC Sunday 9th of October 2016

Sunday 9th of October 2016
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President Obama has already voted 31 days before the election

Early voting has started in several states and President Obama has cast his ballot in his home state of Illinois.

BBC Friday 7th of October 2016

Friday 7th of October 2016
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Political Memo: Want to Know the Crucial Areas for Clinton? Follow Michelle Obama

NY Times Thursday 6th of October 2016

Thursday 6th of October 2016
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Obama: ‘This Is a Serious Storm’

President Obama told the public, especially people in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, to take precautions ahead of the storm.

NY Times Wednesday 5th of October 2016

Wednesday 5th of October 2016
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Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill a mistake

The US president says the congressional override of his veto on a bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia sets a dangerous precedent.

BBC Thursday 29th of September 2016

Thursday 29th of September 2016
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Michelle Obama: We need an adult in the White House

Michelle Obama takes aim at Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump, saying a president can’t just pop off when he or she is upset.

BBC Wednesday 28th of September 2016

Wednesday 28th of September 2016
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White House Letter: For Some, Bush-Obama Rapport Recalls a Lost Virtue: Political Civility

NY Times Monday 26th of September 2016

Monday 26th of September 2016
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Bush asks Obama for selfie help

When former President George W Bush was asked to take a selfie with a group of people at the opening of the African-American museum in Washington, he had to ask for help.

BBC Sunday 25th of September 2016

Sunday 25th of September 2016
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Obama Puts Syria at Arm’s Length as Carnage Drags On

NY Times Friday 23rd of September 2016

Friday 23rd of September 2016
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US boy offers home to Syrian refugee in letter to Obama

A letter and video from a six-year-old US boy offering a place in his family to a Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world goes viral.

BBC Thursday 22nd of September 2016

Thursday 22nd of September 2016
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Six-year-old offers a place in his family to Syrian boy

A six-year-old American boy writes to Barack Obama, and offers a place in his family to the Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world.

BBC Thursday 22nd of September 2016

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Obama, in Farewell to U.N., Paints Stark Choices for Unsettled World

NY Times Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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Obama Administration Considers Arming Syrian Kurds Against ISIS

NY Times Wednesday 21st of September 2016

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Obama, at the U.N., Cites Iraq Gains and Urges Steady Nerves at Home

NY Times Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Tuesday 20th of September 2016
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Obama on Weekend Bombings and Attacks

President Obama made his first public comments after bombings in New York City and New Jersey and addressed stabbings in Minnesota, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility.

NY Times Monday 19th of September 2016

Monday 19th of September 2016
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Obama, Keen to Push Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Will Meet With Netanyahu

NY Times Sunday 18th of September 2016

Sunday 18th of September 2016
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Rights Groups, Riding Film Publicity, Urge Pardon for Edward Snowden

Three human rights groups asked President Obama to pardon Mr. Snowden, who is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a new Oliver Stone movie.

NY Times Wednesday 14th of September 2016

Wednesday 14th of September 2016
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Obama Derides Trump’s Veracity

At a campaign event for Hillary Clinton, President Obama criticized Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee — saying he made repeated false statements — and disparaged his past as a reality television star.

NY Times Tuesday 13th of September 2016

Tuesday 13th of September 2016
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Obama Condemns Trump in Full-Throated Pitch for Clinton

In Philadelphia, Mr. Obama appealed to young and minority voters while criticizing Donald J. Trump and coverage that had turned the race into a “reality show.”

NY Times Tuesday 13th of September 2016

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White House Letter: Michelle Obama Brings Voters’ Trust to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

NY Times Monday 12th of September 2016

Monday 12th of September 2016
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Barack and Michelle Obamas Essence photoshoot thrills web

Barack and Michelle Obama look very much in love as they pose for pictures in a black womens lifestyle publication, delighting social media.

BBC Friday 9th of September 2016

Friday 9th of September 2016
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Putin more of a leader than Obama

Donald Trump has again praised the leadership of Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

BBC Thursday 8th of September 2016

Thursday 8th of September 2016
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President Obama: Trumps ideas are wacky and uninformed

US President Barack Obama calls on voters to listen critically to remarks made by Donald Trump ahead of Novembers presidential election.

BBC Thursday 8th of September 2016

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Barack Obama chides wacky Trump after Putin jibe

Barack Obama chides Donald Trump as wacky and uninformed after the Republican candidate says Russias President Putin is a better leader.

BBC Thursday 8th of September 2016

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Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’

NY Times Thursday 8th of September 2016

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Obama on ‘Terrifying’ Threat of Climate Change

In an exclusive interview on his legacy, President Obama speaks to The Times’s Mark Landler and Coral Davenport on climate change while visiting Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

NY Times Thursday 8th of September 2016

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Obama Plays Down Confrontation With China Over His Plane’s Stairs

NY Times Monday 5th of September 2016

Monday 5th of September 2016
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US-China diplomacy: Spy agency tweet adds to protocol spat

A now-deleted US spy agency tweet saying Classy as always China, adds to a protocol spat involving President Obama at the G20 meeting.

BBC Sunday 4th of September 2016

Sunday 4th of September 2016
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Poster child of US drug wars to be freed

Tucked into a portfolio of President Obamas latest clemency recipients is the name of a man who became a symbol of the harshest sentencing laws in the so-called War on Drugs.

BBC Thursday 1st of September 2016

Thursday 1st of September 2016
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Obama to Guest-Edit Wired Magazine

NY Times Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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White House Letter: Watching the Obamas’ First Date, and Feeling a Little Uncomfortable

NY Times Sunday 28th of August 2016

Sunday 28th of August 2016
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Worlds largest marine reserve created off Hawaii

US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the worlds largest marine reserve.

BBC Saturday 27th of August 2016

Saturday 27th of August 2016
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Six Years Into Obama’s Health Care Law, Who Are the Uninsured?

NY Times Thursday 18th of August 2016

Thursday 18th of August 2016
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Guantanamo Bay: US in largest detainee transfer under Obama

The US sends 15 Guantanamo detainees to the United Arab Emirates, in the largest single transfer during President Obamas administration.

BBC Tuesday 16th of August 2016

Tuesday 16th of August 2016
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Aetna to Pull Back From Public Health Care Exchanges

In another blow to President Obama’s health care law, Aetna said that it would sharply reduce its participation in the law’s public marketplaces next year.

NY Times Tuesday 16th of August 2016

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Air rescues amid historic Louisiana flooding

President Obama has declared the US state of Louisiana a disaster area after unprecedented flooding.

BBC Monday 15th of August 2016

Monday 15th of August 2016
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White House Letter: President Obama’s Emotional Spotify Playlist Is a Hit

NY Times Sunday 14th of August 2016

Sunday 14th of August 2016
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Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It

NY Times Saturday 13th of August 2016

Saturday 13th of August 2016
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On 90th Birthday, Fidel Castro Thanks Cuba, Criticizes Obama

Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their well-wishes on his 90th birthday on Saturday and criticized President Barack Obama in a lengthy letter published in state media.

NY Times Saturday 13th of August 2016

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The Playlist: Barack Obama’s Summery Playlists and Green Day’s Fiery Return

NY Times Friday 12th of August 2016

Friday 12th of August 2016
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Cover Story: Parker Sawyers Summons His Inner Obama

NY Times Friday 12th of August 2016

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Trump insists Obama is founder of IS

Republican Donald Trump describes US President Barack Obama as the founder of the Islamic State group and Hillary Clinton as co-founder.

BBC Thursday 11th of August 2016

Thursday 11th of August 2016
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Aleppo medics tell of despair

The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo have urged US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of the 250,000 civilians there.

BBC Thursday 11th of August 2016

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Donald Trump Calls Obama ‘Founder of ISIS’ and Says It Honors Him

His suggestion recalled an earlier controversy when Mr. Trump seemingly implied that the president had some link to the terrorist massacre of 49 people at in Orlando.

NY Times Thursday 11th of August 2016

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Syria conflict: Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help

The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo urge US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of 250,000 civilians there.

BBC Wednesday 10th of August 2016

Wednesday 10th of August 2016
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White House Letter: A Classified Matter at the White House: Obama’s Star-Studded Galas

NY Times Sunday 7th of August 2016

Sunday 7th of August 2016
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Obama Arrives in Martha’s Vineyard for Two-Week Vacation

NY Times Saturday 6th of August 2016

Saturday 6th of August 2016
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Islamic State: Obama says group is weakening but still a threat

President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warns the group still poses a threat.

BBC Friday 5th of August 2016

Friday 5th of August 2016
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US First Daughter Sasha Obama serves seafood in summer job

Sasha Obama, daughter of US President Barack Obama, swaps the comforts of the White House for the counter of a busy seafood restaurant, US media report.

BBC Friday 5th of August 2016

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Native son

Hawaiians reflect on Barack Obamas time in office as the US president turns 55

BBC Thursday 4th of August 2016

Thursday 4th of August 2016
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Obama Writes Feminist Essay in Glamour

NY Times Thursday 4th of August 2016

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Donald Trump hits back at disastrous Barack Obama

Donald Trump has responded to Barack Obamas comments about him, saying his presidency has been disastrous.

BBC Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
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US election 2016: Trump unfit to be president - Obama

President Obama says Republican nominee Donald Trump is unfit to be president, and questions why his party still supports the New York billionaires candidacy.

BBC Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

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US election 2016: Trump hits back at disastrous Obama

Donald Trump dismisses Barack Obamas time in the White House as a disaster after the US president says he is not fit to succeed him.

BBC Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

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Obama Says Republicans Should Withdraw Support for Trump

During a news conference with the prime minister of Singapore, the president said the Republican nominee was “woefully unprepared to do this job.”

NY Times Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

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Obama: Trump keeps proving hes unfit to be president

President Barack Obama says Donald Trump keeps proving hes unfit to serve as president.

BBC Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
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Obama Says Trump Unfit to Serve as President

President Obama said on Tuesday that Donald J. Trump was “woefully unprepared” to serve as president, and asked why Republicans kept distancing themselves from the candidate while still supporting him.

NY Times Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

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Obama Chides Donald Trump for Attacks on Soldier’s Parents

NY Times Monday 1st of August 2016

Monday 1st of August 2016
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White House Letter: Obama to Leave the White House a Nerdier Place Than He Found It

NY Times Sunday 31st of July 2016

Sunday 31st of July 2016
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Obama Sets the Record Straight on His 7-Almond Habit

NY Times Thursday 28th of July 2016

Thursday 28th of July 2016
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US election: Obama tells Democrats to be scared of Trump

Democrats should be running scared at the challenge posed by Donald Trump, President Obama says.

BBC Wednesday 27th of July 2016

Wednesday 27th of July 2016
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What to Watch For on Day 3

When President Obama speaks on behalf of Hillary Clinton, it will also likely be his best opportunity to defend his eight-year legacy in the White House.

NY Times Wednesday 27th of July 2016

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Michelle Obama hits out at Donald Trump

Michelle Obama hits out at Republican Donald Trump in a speech at the Democratic National Convention

BBC Tuesday 26th of July 2016

Tuesday 26th of July 2016
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US election: Michelle Obama denounces Trump hate

US first lady Michelle Obama delivers a rebuke to Republican Donald Trump and gives an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention.

BBC Tuesday 26th of July 2016

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Michelle Obama Talks of Future at D.N.C.

The first lady, Michelle Obama, spoke on Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, framing the election in terms of America’s children.

NY Times Tuesday 26th of July 2016

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Next Item on Obama’s Climate Agenda: Airplane Pollution

The airline industry opposes the administration’s plan to curb airplane emissions, saying it could endanger passengers and hurt American companies.

NY Times Monday 25th of July 2016

Monday 25th of July 2016
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White House Letter: Obama at D.N.C.: Character Witness and Prominent Clinton Convert

NY Times Sunday 24th of July 2016

Sunday 24th of July 2016
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Entertainment week in pictures: 16 - 22 July 2016

A look at some of the events in the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including Steven Spielberg receiving a gold Blue Peter badge and Michelle Obamas Carpool Karaoke.

BBC Saturday 23rd of July 2016

Saturday 23rd of July 2016
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Public Editors Journal: Ms. or Mrs.? It’s Up to You. As for Me, Just Call Me Spayd

If Melania Trump is a Ms. while Michelle Obama is a Mrs., does that mean The Times is up to something? Not really.

NY Times Friday 22nd of July 2016

Friday 22nd of July 2016
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Obama’s Support of Erdogan Is a Stark Reminder of Turkey’s Value to U.S.

NY Times Thursday 21st of July 2016

Thursday 21st of July 2016
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Michelle Obama joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke

US First Lady Michelle Obama is joining James Corden in his hit sketch Carpool Karaoke this week

BBC Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Wednesday 20th of July 2016
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US election: Did Melania Trump copy Michelle Obama?

Donald Trumps wife, Melania, is facing accusations that portions of her speech at the Republican National Convention plagiarised Michelle Obama.

BBC Tuesday 19th of July 2016

Tuesday 19th of July 2016
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US divided - or not?

President Barack Obama has said that America is not as divided as we seem - do Americans in support and protesting the Republican convention agree?

BBC Tuesday 19th of July 2016

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Politics and plagiarism: Do these speeches sound the same?

Donald Trumps wife, Melania, has faced accusations that a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama.

BBC Tuesday 19th of July 2016

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Comparing Melania Trump’s Speech With Michelle Obama’s

Parts of Melania Trump’s speech on Monday night during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland were strikingly similar to Michelle Obama’s speech during the Democratic convention in 2008.

NY Times Tuesday 19th of July 2016

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Melania Trump’s Speech Bears Striking Similarities to Michelle Obama’s 2008 Address

Mrs. Trump’s convention speech came under scrutiny when similarities were discovered between her remarks and those delivered by Michelle Obama at the Democratic convention in 2008.

NY Times Tuesday 19th of July 2016

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Baton Rouge shootings: Obama calls for calm after three police officers killed

US President Barack Obama calls for restraint after three police officers were shot dead in the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana.

BBC Monday 18th of July 2016

Monday 18th of July 2016
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Vows: For Obama’s Speechwriting Team, the Message Finally Got Through

A White House wordsmith was instantly smitten with a new arrival, but the word he kept hearing was “no.”

NY Times Sunday 17th of July 2016

Sunday 17th of July 2016
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US police shootings: Obama urges unity amid racial tension

President Barack Obama appeals to police and black communities to come together, saying it should not be us versus them.

BBC Friday 15th of July 2016

Friday 15th of July 2016
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Obama: US must bridge divide between police and public

President Barack Obama says the US is not even close to where it needs to be in bridging the divide between police and the communities they serve.

BBC Thursday 14th of July 2016

Thursday 14th of July 2016
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President Obama phones Philando Castiles mother

Obama has phoned has phoned the mother of a black man who was shot dead during a traffic stop in Minnesota, prompting protests.

BBC Wednesday 13th of July 2016

Wednesday 13th of July 2016
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Obama Tries to Console and Challenge a Shaken Nation

At a memorial in Dallas for five fallen police officers, President Obama on Tuesday implored America not to give in to fear.“I’m here to say that we must reject such despair,” Mr. Obama said.

NY Times Wednesday 13th of July 2016

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President Obama speaks at Dallas memorial service

US President Barack Obama is due to deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service in Dallas.

BBC Tuesday 12th of July 2016

Tuesday 12th of July 2016
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Dallas shooting: Obama pays tribute to slain officers

President Barack Obama is attending a service in Dallas to pay tribute to the five police officers who were shot and killed during a deadly ambush.

BBC Tuesday 12th of July 2016

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Obama: Ive spoken at too many memorials

During a memorial service in Dallas for four killed officers, President Obama reflects on the ineffectiveness of his own words after previous mass attacks.

BBC Tuesday 12th of July 2016

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President Obama: I believe our sorrow can make us a better country

In an emotional address President Obama has paid tribute to the five policemen killed by a sniper during a protest against police violence in Dallas last week.

BBC Tuesday 12th of July 2016

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Memorial Service for Dallas Officers

President Obama and former President George W. Bush spoke on Tuesday at the memorial service for the five police officers who were killed in Dallas.

NY Times Tuesday 12th of July 2016

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Watch Live: Memorial Service for Dallas Officers

President Obama and former President George W. Bush are expected to speak on Tuesday at the memorial service for the five officers who were killed in Dallas.

NY Times Tuesday 12th of July 2016

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Rajini Vaidyanathan: Has anything changed in US since Ferguson?

As President Obama visits Dallas, to pay his respects to the five police officers shot dead, protestors across the country continue to demand change in the wake of the killings of young black men. What can the President can do, to heal these wounds?

BBC Monday 11th of July 2016

Monday 11th of July 2016
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President Obama Urges Mutual Respect From Protesters and Police

Mr. Obama implored both sides to avoid inflammatory words and actions as protests against police shootings ramped up across the country over the weekend.

NY Times Monday 11th of July 2016

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Obama Tells NATO That ‘Europe Can Count On’ the U.S.

NY Times Sunday 10th of July 2016

Sunday 10th of July 2016
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President’s Assessment: Obama on Dallas: No Reprise of ’60s Racial Strife

“When we start suggesting that somehow there is this enormous polarization and we’re back to the situation in the 1960s — that’s just not true,” President Obama said.

NY Times Sunday 10th of July 2016

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Dallas shooting: Obama denies US divided after deaths

President Obama says the US is not as polarised as some have suggested in the wake of fatal shootings involving the African-American community.

BBC Saturday 9th of July 2016

Saturday 9th of July 2016
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Obama’s Delicate Balance on Issue of Race and Policing

President Obama found himself delivering a call for racial justice after two black men were killed by the police, only to face the same cameras hours later to denounce the killings of five officers by a black sniper.

NY Times Saturday 9th of July 2016

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President Obama horrified at Dallas shootings

Speaking on a visit to Poland, US President Barack Obama describes the police shootings in Dallas, in which five officer were killed, as senseless murders.

BBC Friday 8th of July 2016

Friday 8th of July 2016
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Nato summit: Obama expects UK to continue Europe security role

President Barack Obama has said he expects the UK to remain a major contributor to European security despite its vote to leave the European Union.

BBC Friday 8th of July 2016

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Barack Obama still liked around the world, survey suggests

Global support for US President Barack Obama appears to have lasted through his two terms in office, according to a new poll for the BBC.

BBC Friday 8th of July 2016

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Obama: Not just a black issue - this is an American issue

US President Barack Obama has said the fatal shootings of two black men by police is not just a black issue - but an American issue.

BBC Thursday 7th of July 2016

Thursday 7th of July 2016
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US police shootings of black men deeply troubling - Obama

President Obama says the fatal shootings by police of two black men in as many days are not isolated incidents and that all Americans should be deeply troubled.

BBC Thursday 7th of July 2016

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Obama Says He Will Keep More Troops in Afghanistan Than Planned

The president said he expected to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term. His last plan to lower the number set 5,500 as a target.

NY Times Thursday 7th of July 2016

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Obama rallies crowd for Clinton in North Carolina

President Obama has been campaigning with Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, North Carolina.

BBC Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Wednesday 6th of July 2016
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Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards

A federal appeals court said the Obama administration must allow the sale of “fixed indemnity” insurance, generally a less comprehensive policy.

NY Times Wednesday 6th of July 2016

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Watch Live: Obama Campaigns With Clinton

President Obama appears with Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday in their first joint campaign event since he endorsed her last month.

NY Times Tuesday 5th of July 2016

Tuesday 5th of July 2016
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Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone

NY Times Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Saturday 2nd of July 2016
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Brexit: Obama warns on global growth after British vote

US President Barack Obama says that the British vote to leave the European Union raises longer-term concerns about global growth.

BBC Thursday 30th of June 2016

Thursday 30th of June 2016
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President Obama warns against Brexit hysteria

In an interview with Americas National Public Radio, US President Barack Obama said there was no need for a hysterical reaction to Britains vote to leave the European Union.

BBC Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Tuesday 28th of June 2016
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Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

NY Times Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Thursday 23rd of June 2016
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President Obama in Yosemite: Climate change is a reality

President Barack Obama draws attention to the dangers of climate change while on a visit to Yosemite National Park in California.

BBC Sunday 19th of June 2016

Sunday 19th of June 2016
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Obama’s Fathers Day Weekend Address

In his weekly address, President Obama discussed the Orlando shooting, terrorism and gun violence, and encouraged parents to teach love and inclusion.

NY Times Saturday 18th of June 2016

Saturday 18th of June 2016
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Obama v Trump on Orlando response

President Obama has delivered a stinging critique of Donald Trumps response to the Orlando shooting.

BBC Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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Orlando gunman home-grown extremist - President Obama

The gunman who carried out the Orlando gay club shooting was acting independently, US President Obama says.

BBC Monday 13th of June 2016

Monday 13th of June 2016
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Orlando shootings: No clear evidence of IS link

No clear evidence Orlando gunman was part of wider plot by so-called Islamic State, says US President Barack Obama.

BBC Monday 13th of June 2016

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Orlando gay nightclub shooting an act of terror and hate

US President Barack Obama condemns the gun attack on an Orlando gay nightclub that left 50 people dead, as IS says it was behind the attack.

BBC Monday 13th of June 2016

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Obama Says Orlando Gunman Was Probably a Homegrown Extremist

The president said that while the gunman appeared to have been inspired by extremist information online, there was no clear evidence he was part of a wider terrorist plot.

NY Times Monday 13th of June 2016

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After Nightclub Massacre, Obama Expresses Outrage and a Familiar Lament

Saying the shootings were an “act of terror and an act of hate,” Mr. Obama again called for agreement on gun measures.

NY Times Monday 13th of June 2016

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Obama: This was an act of terror and hate

Barack Obama describes the killing of 50 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as an act of terror and hate.

BBC Sunday 12th of June 2016

Sunday 12th of June 2016
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Ali shook up the world - Obama

US President Barack Obama and boxing great George Foreman lead worldwide tributes to Muhammad Ali, who has died at the age of 74.

BBC Saturday 4th of June 2016

Saturday 4th of June 2016
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President Obama’s Statement on Muhammad Ali

The president and Michelle Obama, the first lady, issued a statement Saturday on the death of Muhammad Ali

NY Times Saturday 4th of June 2016

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VIDEO: Why is Guantanamo still open?

The BBCs Aleem Maqbool reports from inside Guantanamo Bay detention centre, which is still open, despite President Obama vowing to shut it down eight years ago.

BBC Monday 30th of May 2016

Monday 30th of May 2016
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VIDEO: Obama beatboxes for Vietnamese rapper

US President Barack Obama briefly beatboxed before an impromptu performance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi as he took part in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.

BBC Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Wednesday 25th of May 2016
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VIDEO: Tasting the noodles Obama ate

As well as carrying out his official engagements, President Obama found time for less formal meetings during his visit in Vietnam.

BBC Tuesday 24th of May 2016

Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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Bourdain and Obama: Six things about the $6 meal

Six things about the $6 meal in Vietnam

BBC Tuesday 24th of May 2016

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U.S. Strike on Taliban Leader Is Seen as a Message to Pakistan

President Obama described Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour’s death as an “important milestone,” but it also illustrated the tangled relationship between Washington and Islamabad.

NY Times Tuesday 24th of May 2016

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Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted, Obama Says in Hanoi

The president’s announcement that the United States was “fully lifting” the decades-old ban on lethal weapons sales came at a news conference in Hanoi.

NY Times Monday 23rd of May 2016

Monday 23rd of May 2016
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Vietnam hopes as Obama visits

Vietnamese want their voices heard as Obama visits

BBC Sunday 22nd of May 2016

Sunday 22nd of May 2016
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Obamas Vietnam visit marks warming ties

Barack Obama arrives for the start of his three-day visit to Vietnam, only the third by a sitting US president since the end of the Vietnam War.

BBC Sunday 22nd of May 2016

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Arriving in Vietnam, Obama Aims to Lure It Away From China

Vietnam may grant U.S. warships access to its ports, and Washington seems certain to widen exceptions to its longtime arms embargo and may end it altogether.

NY Times Sunday 22nd of May 2016

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Obama pushes for more Zika funding

President Obama criticises the US Congress for failing to fully back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn) fund to combat the Zika virus.

BBC Saturday 21st of May 2016

Saturday 21st of May 2016
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VIDEO: Rapper and Obama warn of drug dangers

President Obama was joined by rapper Macklemore for his weekly address - in an effort to raise awareness about the perils of drug addiction.

BBC Saturday 14th of May 2016

Saturday 14th of May 2016
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Q. and A.: U.S. Combat Missions May End, but Fighting Goes On

President Obama inherited two wars from his predecessor, and has struggled to wind them down. American troops are still in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

NY Times Saturday 14th of May 2016

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Trumps ex-butler urges Obamas death

The US Secret Service has launched an investigation after Donald Trumps former butler called for death of President Barack Obama.

BBC Friday 13th of May 2016

Friday 13th of May 2016
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US backs transgender pupil toilet choice

The Obama administration has told schools to allow transgender pupils to use the toilets that match their chosen gender identity.

BBC Friday 13th of May 2016

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Wall Street of the South reflects on Obama

Jamie Coomarasamy returns to Charlotte, North Carolina, to see what the people he met in 2009 - just after Barack Obamas election - think of the president now.

BBC Thursday 12th of May 2016

Thursday 12th of May 2016
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President Obama to visit Hiroshima

Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima, the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city since it was hit by a nuclear bomb in 1945.

BBC Tuesday 10th of May 2016

Tuesday 10th of May 2016
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VIDEO: I find your lack of rhythm disturbing

In footage from the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day.

BBC Thursday 5th of May 2016

Thursday 5th of May 2016
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VIDEO: Obama jokes about Clinton and Trump

President Obama makes jokes at the expense of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and critics of his healthcare plan at his final White House Correspondents Dinner.

BBC Sunday 1st of May 2016

Sunday 1st of May 2016
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Obama breaks out one-liners at dinner

Democrats and Republicans alike are the target of jokes by President Barack Obama in his last White House Correspondents dinner before leaving office.

BBC Sunday 1st of May 2016

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Obama: Eight years, eight jokes (almost)

Highlights from the previous seven White House Correspondents Dinners

BBC Friday 29th of April 2016

Friday 29th of April 2016
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VIDEO: The Queen vs The President: Boom

The Queen and Prince Harry have responded to Barack and Michelle Obamas Invictus Games challenge.

BBC Friday 29th of April 2016

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Obama Puts His Weight Behind Smart Gun Technology

NY Times Friday 29th of April 2016

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WASHINGTON MEMO: Obama Lobbies for an Appreciation of His Legacy

NY Times Thursday 28th of April 2016

Thursday 28th of April 2016
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Obamas Brexit views driven by legacy

President Obama was more concerned about securing his legacy than UK interests when he dismissed the arguments for leaving the EU, Iain Duncan Smith says.

BBC Monday 25th of April 2016

Monday 25th of April 2016
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Obama offers support to embattled Merkel

The warmth of President Obamas praise for his German counterpart during his trip to Hanover was plain, says James Robbins.

BBC Monday 25th of April 2016

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Obama Says New US Troops in Syria Will Be Essential

President Barack Obama on Monday announced the deployment to Syria of an additional 250 U.S. special operations forces to assist local troops who are trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists, significantly broadening the American presence in the war-torn country.

NY Times Monday 25th of April 2016

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Obama, in Germany, Urges Europe to Stand United

Destructive politics must not take root, he warned, or there would be damaging consequences around the world.

NY Times Monday 25th of April 2016

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VIDEO: Obama on Brexit, Syria and Michelle

Speaking exclusively to the BBC, US President Barack Obama speaks about Brexit, Syria and his wife, Michelle.

BBC Sunday 24th of April 2016

Sunday 24th of April 2016
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VIDEO: Obama and Merkel news briefing

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint news briefing in Hannover.

BBC Sunday 24th of April 2016

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VIDEO: Farage: Who cares what Obama wants?

The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, has criticised comments made by US President Barack Obama over Britains future in the EU.

BBC Sunday 24th of April 2016

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Huw Edwards high-stakes chat with Obama

BBC News presenter Huw Edwards says there is no hiding place when interviewing the US president.

BBC Sunday 24th of April 2016

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What is the future for UK-US trade?

As Barack Obama warns the UK will be at the back of the queue for trade if it leaves the EU, what is the current situation on trade between the countries?

BBC Sunday 24th of April 2016

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My moment with Barack Obama

The young Brits who got a shout out from the President

BBC Saturday 23rd of April 2016

Saturday 23rd of April 2016
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Obama tells young to reject cynicism

US President Barack Obama urges young people to reject pessimism and cynicism and know that progress is possible and problems can be solved.

BBC Saturday 23rd of April 2016

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Backlash after Obama EU intervention

Leave campaigners accuse Barack Obama of doing Downing Streets bidding - after he says the UK would be at the back of the queue for US trade deals if it left the EU.

BBC Saturday 23rd of April 2016

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VIDEO: Student comes out at Obama event

Student Maria Munir challenged President Obama on gender issues at an event in London.

BBC Saturday 23rd of April 2016

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VIDEO: Obama: New trade deal could take 10 years

Barack Obama has said it could take up to 10 years to negotiate a new trade deal with the United States, if UK voters decided to leave the EU.

BBC Saturday 23rd of April 2016

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UK-US trade deal could take years - Obama

The UK could take up to 10 years to negotiate trade deals with the US if it leaves the EU, US President Barack Obama says.

BBC Saturday 23rd of April 2016

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Super-rich hit hard & EU row rumbles on

The fallout from Barack Obamas EU debate intervention rumbles on and there is a focus on the UK super-rich who have slipped from billionaire to multi-millionaire status.

BBC Saturday 23rd of April 2016

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Obama, in London, Urges Support for New Trade Deal

NY Times Saturday 23rd of April 2016

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VIDEO: President Obama arrives in London

President Obama has arrived in London and will meet with the Queen, as well as politicians.

BBC Friday 22nd of April 2016

Friday 22nd of April 2016
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Johnson accused of Obama ancestry slur

Boris Johnson comes under fire for comments about President Barack Obamas part-Kenyan ancestry.

BBC Friday 22nd of April 2016

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Brexit would put UK back of queue - Obama

Barack Obama says a British exit from the European Union would leave the UK at the back of the queue for trade deals, saying Britain is best when leading a strong EU.

BBC Friday 22nd of April 2016

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Princes drug overdose and Obamas EU warning

The papers continue to focus on events leading up to the death of pop star Prince, and reflect on the fallout from President Obamas warning to the UK over an EU exit.

BBC Friday 22nd of April 2016

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VIDEO: Were bound at the hip - Obama to UK

US President Barack Obama has urged the UK to stay in the EU, saying it makes Britain stronger.

BBC Friday 22nd of April 2016

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VIDEO: Obamas Beast does a three-point turn

Watch a skilful three-point turn by US President Barack Obamas armoured limousine, nicknamed The Beast, during his visit to Downing Street, London.

BBC Friday 22nd of April 2016

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VIDEO: The presidential M&Ms on board Air Force One

President Obama has arrived in London on board Air Force One, but what unique items might be found on the plane?

BBC Friday 22nd of April 2016

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Obama Warns Britain on Trade if It Leaves European Union

The president, speaking alongside Prime Minister David Cameron, said a Britain outside the bloc would move to the “back of the queue” for a trade deal with the United States.

NY Times Friday 22nd of April 2016

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Barack Obama arrives for UK visit

The US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive in the UK for a three-day visit, during which he is expected to express his views on the UKs forthcoming EU referendum.

BBC Thursday 21st of April 2016

Thursday 21st of April 2016
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Front pages turn purple to mark Princes death

The press pays tribute to music legend Prince, and anticipates Barack Obamas intervention in the EU referendum debate.

BBC Thursday 21st of April 2016

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Obama Urges Britain to Remain in the E.U.

NY Times Thursday 21st of April 2016

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Obama Aims to Reassure Persian Gulf Allies in Saudi Arabia

NY Times Thursday 21st of April 2016

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Obama Arrives in Saudi Arabia Amid a New Round of Contention

NY Times Wednesday 20th of April 2016

Wednesday 20th of April 2016
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Drones to be banned during Obama visit

Drones will be banned from flying in large parts of London during the visit of US President Barack Obama, aviation officials say.

BBC Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Tuesday 19th of April 2016
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How strained are US-Saudi relations?

Will President Obamas farewell visit to Saudi Arabia help to quell growing concerns in a kingdom which remains the USs most important Arab ally, asks Frank Gardner.

BBC Tuesday 19th of April 2016

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Obama to Visit a Saudi Arabia Deep in Turmoil

NY Times Tuesday 19th of April 2016

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Princes to host dinner for Obamas

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will host a dinner for US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday, Kensington Palace says.

BBC Monday 18th of April 2016

Monday 18th of April 2016
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An Old Alliance Faces New Pressures as Obama Heads to Saudi Arabia

After close relations for more than 70 years, has President Obama ‘unfriended’ Saudi Arabia over issues such as Iran, Syria and oil? It’s complicated.

NY Times Monday 18th of April 2016

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Johnson accuses Obama of EU hypocrisy

Boris Johnson says President Obamas support for the UK staying in the EU is nakedly hypocritical, as the US wouldnt dream of sharing sovereignty.

BBC Saturday 16th of April 2016

Saturday 16th of April 2016
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VIDEO: Johnson accuses Obama of EU hypocrisy

Speaking to the BBCs Laura Kuenssberg, Boris Johnson has accused Barack Obama of hypocrisy over his support for Britain remaining in the EU.

BBC Saturday 16th of April 2016

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Obama on the EU and Mind the Gap man dies

US President Barack Obamas anticipated intervention in the UKs EU referendum, and the death of the man who voiced the Tubes Mind the Gap announcement feature in the papers.

BBC Saturday 16th of April 2016

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Obama Reports Gains, and ‘Momentum,’ Against ISIS

After meeting with national security officials, the president said an American-led effort had reduced Islamic State forces to the lowest level in two years.

NY Times Thursday 14th of April 2016

Thursday 14th of April 2016
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Zika Causes Birth Defects, C.D.C. Officials Confirm

The finding is likely to increase pressure on Congress to allocate funds requested by the Obama Administration to combat the epidemic.

NY Times Wednesday 13th of April 2016

Wednesday 13th of April 2016
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All the presidents regrets

After Obamas mistake, what other US leaders say they got wrong

BBC Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Tuesday 12th of April 2016
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News Analysis: Obama’s Latest View on Secrecy Overlooks Past Prosecution of Leaks

In defending Hillary Clinton’s email practices, the president offered a concession his administration has not always made with news organizations or security officials.

NY Times Tuesday 12th of April 2016

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Obama admits Libya was worst mistake

US President Barack Obama says the worst mistake of his presidency was failing to prepare for the aftermath of toppling Libyan leader Col Gaddafi.

BBC Monday 11th of April 2016

Monday 11th of April 2016
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Marine’s Death Shows a Quietly Expanding U.S. Role in Iraq

New information from U.S. military officials after the death of Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin also raised questions about President Obama’s pledge to keep troops out of combat there.

NY Times Monday 11th of April 2016

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Can Obamas cancer campaign succeed?

Deborah Cohen looks at what the moonshot targeting cancer announced by President Obama can seek to achieve.

BBC Friday 8th of April 2016

Friday 8th of April 2016
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Megamergers Face Deterrents in the United States

The Obama administration took on two possible deals this week, and claimed a victory with one.

NY Times Thursday 7th of April 2016

Thursday 7th of April 2016
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Pfizer and Allergan Call Off Merger

The end of the $152 billion merger came days after the Obama administration introduced rules meant to discourage American companies from shifting their tax home overseas.

NY Times Wednesday 6th of April 2016

Wednesday 6th of April 2016
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The deaf women in Obamas White House

The deaf woman who is the face of the Whitehouse

BBC Tuesday 5th of April 2016

Tuesday 5th of April 2016
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Obama: tax avoidance is a big problem

President Obama has warned tax avoidance is a big global problem, and urged Congress to take action to eliminate tax loopholes.

BBC Tuesday 5th of April 2016

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Supreme Court Nominee Pushes Ahead Despite Fracas

President Obama’s aides and Judge Garland’s allies have concluded that acting as if the Supreme Court nomination is going ahead is the best way to put pressure on their adversaries.

NY Times Monday 4th of April 2016

Monday 4th of April 2016
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Families hope for the mercy of a president

Obamas clemency decisions raise and dash hopes

BBC Sunday 3rd of April 2016

Sunday 3rd of April 2016
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Obama warns of terrorist nuclear attack

President Barack Obama tells a nuclear summit in the US that the threat of a nuclear terrorist attack persists and the world must be resolute in foiling it.

BBC Friday 1st of April 2016

Friday 1st of April 2016
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Obama Cites ‘Substantial Success’ of Nuclear Deal With Iran

The president made the comment at a meeting of more than 50 world leaders meeting in Washington to discuss nuclear security.

NY Times Friday 1st of April 2016

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US and China to co-operate over N Korea

China and the United States will work together to prevent further nuclear missile tests by North Korea, US President Barack Obama says.

BBC Thursday 31st of March 2016

Thursday 31st of March 2016
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World Leaders Meet With Obama to Curb Nuclear Threat

Leaders from more than 50 countries gathered in Washington for the fourth, and possibly last, Nuclear Security Summit. The atmosphere was subdued.

NY Times Thursday 31st of March 2016

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Campaign Season’s Anti-China Tone Is Likely to Cloud Meeting With Obama

As President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China prepare to meet, Beijing is viewing the vitriol from candidates like Donald J. Trump as a gauge of American intentions.

NY Times Thursday 31st of March 2016

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Nuclear Materials Remain Vulnerable to Theft, Despite U.S.-Led Effort

As President Obama gathers leaders for his last Nuclear Security Summit, tons of materials that terrorists could use to make small nuclear devices or dirty bombs remain vulnerable to theft.

NY Times Wednesday 30th of March 2016

Wednesday 30th of March 2016
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The Obama Show in Havana

Behind the scenes during President Obamas Havana trip, US and Cuban officials faced linguistic and cultural differences.

BBC Sunday 27th of March 2016

Sunday 27th of March 2016
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VIDEO: Obama invited to tango in Argentina

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were both invited to step out and try Argentinas national dance, the tango, at an official state dinner.

BBC Thursday 24th of March 2016

Thursday 24th of March 2016
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U.S. Indicts 7 Iranians in Cyberattacks on Banks and a Dam

The indictment is the first time that the Obama administration has sought action against Iranians for a wave of computer attacks that began in 2011.

NY Times Thursday 24th of March 2016

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VIDEO: Obama in Cuba for historic visit

President Obama arrives in Cuba for a historic visit marking a new chapter in US-Cuban relations, dogged until recently by decades of Cold War animosity.

BBC Monday 21st of March 2016

Monday 21st of March 2016
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VIDEO: President Obama arrives in Cuba

President Barack Obama has arrived in Cuba for a historic visit to the island.

BBC Sunday 20th of March 2016

Sunday 20th of March 2016
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VIDEO: Cuba prepares for Obama arrival

US President Barack Obama will arrive in Havana later on Sunday for a historic trip to Cuba.

BBC Sunday 20th of March 2016

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Obama making historic Cuba visit

President Obama will make history on Sunday when he flies to Cuba to visit the island and hold talks with its communist leader, Raul Castro.

BBC Sunday 20th of March 2016

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VIDEO: Ladies in White prepare for Obama visit

Meet the dissidents Obama will visit in Havana

BBC Sunday 20th of March 2016

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VIDEO: Obama appears on Cuban comedy show

US President Barack Obama has appeared on a Cuban comedy show ahead of his visit to the country on Sunday.

BBC Sunday 20th of March 2016

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US hotel firm strikes historic Cuba deal

US hotel company Starwood becomes the first American firm to agree a deal with Cuba since the revolution of 1959, on the eve of President Obamas visit to the island.

BBC Sunday 20th of March 2016

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Live Updates: Obama Visits Cuba

New York Times reporters and photographers provide live coverage of the president’s trip to Cuba.

NY Times Sunday 20th of March 2016

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Obama Arrives in Cuba, Heralding New Era After Decades of Hostility

The president’s visit, the first by an American leader in nearly nine decades, holds the potential to exorcise one of the last ghosts of the Cold War.

NY Times Sunday 20th of March 2016

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Cuba’s Message to Its People: Be on Your Best Behavior for Obama

Cuba, a police state working out how much to open up to the world and to its own people, has gone above and beyond to prevent embarrassing surprises.

NY Times Sunday 20th of March 2016

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American Firm, Starwood, Signs Deal to Manage Hotels in Cuba

The agreement, inked the day before President Obama arrives, will make this the first American chain to run hotels on the island in more than 50 years.

NY Times Sunday 20th of March 2016

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VIDEO: Havana prepares for US president visit

Cuba is preparing for one of the most historic visits of Barack Obamas presidency.

BBC Saturday 19th of March 2016

Saturday 19th of March 2016
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VIDEO: Key moments in Cuba-US relations

President Barack Obamas visit to Cuba is the latest stage in the dramatic relationship between the US and its neighbour.

BBC Saturday 19th of March 2016

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Six points holding back US-Cuban ties

President Obamas visit to Cuba is being seen as a significant step towards the full normalisation of relations between the US and Cuba after decades of hostility.

BBC Saturday 19th of March 2016

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Obama Hopes Cuba Visit Can Be Harbinger of Political Change

Mr. Obama’s trip represents the start of a new era of engagement between the United States and Cuba, but it also underscores the countries’ deep disagreements.

NY Times Saturday 19th of March 2016

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Fidel followers remain nervous of US thaw

On the eve of President Obamas visit, Will Grant finds young Cubans impatient for change, but the older generation still suspicious of the US.

BBC Friday 18th of March 2016

Friday 18th of March 2016
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Obama to Unseal Files on Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’

President Obama is moving to declassify records that could show what the United States knew about Argentina’s brutal crackdowns of the 1970s and ’80s.

NY Times Friday 18th of March 2016

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Obama Says a Garland Rebuff Would Damage Supreme Court

The president said Judge Merrick B. Garland “would help to burnish the sense that the Supreme Court is above politics.”

NY Times Friday 18th of March 2016

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Obama warned against EU intervention

US president Barack Obama is warned against intervening in the EU debate by pro-Brexit MPs, ahead of his visit to the UK next month.

BBC Thursday 17th of March 2016

Thursday 17th of March 2016
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Obama Mobilizes Campaign Veterans to Push for Court Nominee

The Constitutional Responsibility Project, formed to lead the fight to get Judge Merrick B. Garland confirmed, is a virtual who’s who of Mr. Obama’s two presidential campaigns.

NY Times Thursday 17th of March 2016

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Obama Privately Tells Donors That Time Is Coming to Unite Behind Hillary Clinton

The president acknowledged that some Democrats are not excited about Hillary Clinton and find her inauthentic, but he played down the importance of authenticity.

NY Times Thursday 17th of March 2016

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Rejecting Vote on Court Pick, Senate Leader Cites ‘Check’ on Obama

Senator Mitch McConnell said that Republicans were acting as a “check and balance” against the president in their refusal to consider his nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland.

NY Times Thursday 17th of March 2016

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Q. and A.: What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court Nomination Battle

What comes next in the fight over President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland.

NY Times Thursday 17th of March 2016

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On Washington: Supreme Court Showdown Could Shape Fall Elections

President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland has set off a series of head-spinning political calculations and could help determine the winner of the White House race.

NY Times Thursday 17th of March 2016

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Obama releases star-studded anthem

US First Lady Michelle Obama recruits Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae and more for a charity single.

BBC Wednesday 16th of March 2016

Wednesday 16th of March 2016
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Obama picks Garland for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama announces he is nominating veteran judge Merrick Garland to be the next US Supreme Court Justice.

BBC Wednesday 16th of March 2016

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Obama to Announce Supreme Court Nominee

The announcement of the president’s choice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia will kick off months of political stalemate.

NY Times Wednesday 16th of March 2016

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Live Updates: Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

President Obama will announce his nomination to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

NY Times Wednesday 16th of March 2016

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Candidates Stick to Party Lines in Debate Over Supreme Court Nomination

Democratic and Republican presidential candidates continued to disagree over whether President Obama should fill the court’s vacancy.

NY Times Wednesday 16th of March 2016

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VIDEO: Obama lends a hand for White House rap

President Obama assisted musician Lin-Manuel Miranda in his performance of a government-related rap freestyle at the White House.

BBC Tuesday 15th of March 2016

Tuesday 15th of March 2016
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PJ Crowley: Putins payoff in Syria

Vladimir Putin has made Russia an indispensable player in the Syrian conflict, in contrast to President Barack Obama, writes PJ Crowley.

BBC Tuesday 15th of March 2016

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Allies Say Obama’s Court Pick Is Near, and Will Be Hard for Republicans to Ignore

President Obama is close to a decision on a Supreme Court nominee based purely on qualifications and experience, White House officials insisted on Monday.

NY Times Tuesday 15th of March 2016

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White House Eases More Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

The moves are the latest in a string of actions before President Obama’s trip to the island next week.

NY Times Tuesday 15th of March 2016

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Johnson warns off Obama over EU vote

Boris Johnson says it would be outrageous hypocrisy if US President Barack Obama used an expected visit to the UK next month to warn against EU exit.

BBC Monday 14th of March 2016

Monday 14th of March 2016
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Obama and Cameron close, US insists

The White House says David Cameron has been as close a partner as Barack Obama has had, after the president appeared to criticise the PM in a magazine interview.

BBC Friday 11th of March 2016

Friday 11th of March 2016
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VIDEO: Obama and Trudeau trade jokes

US President Barack Obama and Canadas new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have lavished praise on each other during the first official visit by a Canadian leader in nearly 20 years.

BBC Friday 11th of March 2016

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How did Obama and Cameron fall out?

Barack Obama has revealed his frustration with aspects of Britains foreign policy under David Cameron. What does it mean for the special relationship?

BBC Friday 11th of March 2016

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Quiz of the weeks news

Which cartoonist has President Obama paid tribute to?

BBC Friday 11th of March 2016

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Libya criticism and archbishop on migrants

Comments by Barack Obama on UK intervention in Libya, and the Archbishop of Canterbury on migrants make headlines.

BBC Friday 11th of March 2016

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On the Runway: State Dinner Becomes a Catwalk for Canadian Style

Both Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Michelle Obama chose gowns created by the country’s designers.

NY Times Friday 11th of March 2016

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Obama criticises Cameron over Libya

David Cameron became distracted after the 2011 intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama says in a magazine interview.

BBC Thursday 10th of March 2016

Thursday 10th of March 2016
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VIDEO: Obama: Cameron distracted over Libya

US President Obama has criticised Britain and France for allowing Libya to become a mess.

BBC Thursday 10th of March 2016

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Obama Criticizes the ‘Free Riders’ Among America’s Allies

In interviews with The Atlantic, President Obama took an unusually blunt tone in expressing consternation with Middle Eastern nations and the demands placed on the U.S.

NY Times Thursday 10th of March 2016

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Obama and Canada’s Justin Trudeau Promote Ties and Climate Plan

The two leaders announced commitments to reduce planet-warming emissions of methane and pledged cooperation in preserving the Arctic.

NY Times Thursday 10th of March 2016

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau: A Very Canadian ‘First Lady’

As the Obamas welcome the Trudeaus to the White House, Canadians like me are watching eagerly, even if we don’t want to admit it.

NY Times Thursday 10th of March 2016

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VIDEO: Trudeau brings star power to White House

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is having talks and a state dinner with President Obama, bringing his star power to the White House.

BBC Wednesday 9th of March 2016

Wednesday 9th of March 2016
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Obama Seeks to Pave Way to Mideast Deal After He Leaves Office

President Obama is looking past his time in office and weighing a plan that would preserve at least the principle of a two-state solution for his successor to pursue.

NY Times Wednesday 9th of March 2016

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Netanyahu Calls Off Obama Visit, and Fingers Point

The Israeli prime minister abruptly canceled a trip to Washington that was to include a visit with President Obama, prompting speculation that a rift between two leaders lingers.

NY Times Tuesday 8th of March 2016

Tuesday 8th of March 2016
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Several More Ex-Guantánamo Detainees Suspected of Militancy, Report Says

Of the 144 detainees transferred under the Obama administration, seven are known to have engaged in militant acts, the report said.

NY Times Tuesday 8th of March 2016

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Obama leads tributes to Nancy Reagan

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan - whose marriage to Ronald Reagan was described as the US presidencys greatest love affair - has died aged 94.

BBC Monday 7th of March 2016

Monday 7th of March 2016
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Competing Interests on Encryption Divide Top Obama Officials

While the White House denies any internal disagreement over its legal battle with Apple, the differences in the administration have become increasingly apparent.

NY Times Saturday 5th of March 2016

Saturday 5th of March 2016
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Daughter Will Keep the Obamas in Washington

President Obama said during a visit to Milwaukee that “we’re going to have to stay” in the capital until his younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school.

NY Times Friday 4th of March 2016

Friday 4th of March 2016
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Obama to Make Case to G.O.P. Senators to Fill Supreme Court Seat

President Obama is to confer with Republicans on Tuesday about nominating a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia. But it might be a very short meeting.

NY Times Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Tuesday 1st of March 2016
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Rays to Play Cuban National Team in Havana

President Obama is expected to attend the game, which will be held March 22 at Estadio Latinoamericano.

NY Times Tuesday 1st of March 2016

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South Carolina Primary Will Test Hillary Clinton’s Grip on Obama’s Coattails

Mrs. Clinton has emphasized her embrace of the president ahead of the state’s primary, which in 2008 debilitated her campaign and underscored a distance from black voters.

NY Times Saturday 27th of February 2016

Saturday 27th of February 2016
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Obama: Critical weeks ahead for Syria

President Obama says the coming weeks will be critical for Syrias future ahead of a two-week truce due to start on Friday.

BBC Friday 26th of February 2016

Friday 26th of February 2016
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Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That N.S.A. Intercepts

The change would relax longstanding restrictions on access to the contents of the phone calls and email the security agency vacuums up around the world.

NY Times Friday 26th of February 2016

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VIDEO: Obama sings at Ray Charles event

President Obama leads the crowd in a sing-a-long at the end of a concert paying tribute to the late Ray Charles - despite initially saying that he would not sing at the event.

BBC Thursday 25th of February 2016

Thursday 25th of February 2016
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Obama’s Scotusblog Post: Reading Between the Lines

Here are some translated highlights from the president’s summary of what he is seeking in a Supreme Court nominee.

NY Times Wednesday 24th of February 2016

Wednesday 24th of February 2016
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G.O.P. Senators Say Obama Supreme Court Pick Will Be Shunned

With cracks showing in the G.O.P. ranks, the majority leader, Mitch McConnell, showed no sign of relenting to pressure from the president and Democrats.

NY Times Wednesday 24th of February 2016

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Obama Says He Expects G.O.P. to Relent on Supreme Court Nominee

“They’re pretty sheepish about it,” the president said of his discussions with Senate Republicans, adding that he expected them to consider his nominee.

NY Times Wednesday 24th of February 2016

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VIDEO: President Obama on Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama statement on Guantanamo Bay

BBC Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016
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Obama in bid to close Guantanamo prison

Plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison and move some detainees to US soil is submitted by President Barack Obama to Congress.

BBC Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

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VIDEO: Im not ready for another President

Millions have watched a video of a little girl sobbing after hearing Barack Obama must step down at the end of his current term.

BBC Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

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Obama to Make Statement on Guantánamo

The president’s push to empty the detention facility has been part of his effort to close what he has called a damaging symbol of American power.

NY Times Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

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VIDEO: Woman, 106, dances with the Obamas

Virginia McLaurin fulfilled her dream of visiting the White House and meeting President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at the grand age of 106.

BBC Monday 22nd of February 2016

Monday 22nd of February 2016
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On Washington: Supreme Court Fight Is New Front in Partisan Warfare

The dysfunction that has undermined relations between the executive and legislative branches in the Obama era now threatens to engulf the remaining branch.

NY Times Monday 22nd of February 2016

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Sanders taps into anti-Obama sentiment

Bernie Sanders is highlighting his differences with President Obama but it is a strategy with risks, writes Anthony Zurcher.

BBC Saturday 20th of February 2016

Saturday 20th of February 2016
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In iPhone Fight, Obama Opts for Security Over Privacy

Technological advances in encryption made a clash between privacy and security inevitable, forcing him to take a side in the Apple case.

NY Times Friday 19th of February 2016

Friday 19th of February 2016
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Obama to make historic Cuba visit

President Obama is to visit Cuba in the coming weeks as part of a broader trip to Latin America, reports say.

BBC Thursday 18th of February 2016

Thursday 18th of February 2016
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Obama imposes new North Korea sanctions

US President Barack Obama signs off new expanded sanctions on North Korea, after the country fired a test missile.

BBC Thursday 18th of February 2016

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Obama Going to Cuba; First Visit by U.S. President in 88 Years

The visit is part of an effort to end more than a half-century of estrangement and forge normalized relations with a Cold War adversary.

NY Times Thursday 18th of February 2016

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Blacks See Bias in Delay on a Scalia Successor

Some African-Americans saw the move by Republicans to block a Supreme Court nomination as another attempt to deny the legitimacy of the Obama presidency.

NY Times Thursday 18th of February 2016

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Scalia’s Death Offers Best Chance in a Generation to Reshape Supreme Court

An appointment by President Obama could set in motion a profound ideological shift and create a new liberal majority touching many facets of American life.

NY Times Thursday 18th of February 2016

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VIDEO: Obama: Trump will not be president

US President Barack Obama says Republican hopeful Donald Trump would not win the presidency because it is a serious job.

BBC Wednesday 17th of February 2016

Wednesday 17th of February 2016
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Trump will not be president, says Obama

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump will not be president because its a serious job, President Barack Obama has said.

BBC Wednesday 17th of February 2016

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Lumineers: Nu-folk wore out its welcome

The Lumineers on being playlisted by Barack Obama

BBC Wednesday 17th of February 2016

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Veto Likely to Block Renaming of China Embassy’s Street After Liu Xiaobo

President Obama is expected to prevent the renaming of the street where the Chinese Embassy sits in honor of a Nobel Peace laureate jailed in China.

NY Times Wednesday 17th of February 2016

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Obama warns Senate about Scalia seat

President Barack Obama urges the US Senate to consider a replacement on the Supreme Court for Justice Antonin Scalia, as a constitutional crisis looms.

BBC Tuesday 16th of February 2016

Tuesday 16th of February 2016
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VIDEO: Obama approves US factory in Cuba

The Obama administration has approved the first US factory in Cuba in more than half a century.

BBC Tuesday 16th of February 2016

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Before Scalia’s Death, a Clash Between G.O.P. and Obama Over Appellate Judges

Since Republicans took control of the Senate, the confirmation process for President Obama’s nominees to the 12 regional federal courts of appeal has essentially been halted.

NY Times Tuesday 16th of February 2016

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An Asia Summit Meeting Is Overshadowed by Scalia

President Obama laid out a full agenda of economic and security issues, led by the tensions with China over its aggressive reclamation of land on disputed reefs and islands in the South China Sea.

NY Times Tuesday 16th of February 2016

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White House Letter: Obama May Meet Zika Head On in Cuba

President Obama wants to visit Cuba, where, disease experts say, the arrival of the Zika virus is almost certain.

NY Times Monday 15th of February 2016

Monday 15th of February 2016
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Obama to Nominate Scalia Replacement Over Republicans’ Objections

With Democrats and the independents who caucus with them holding 46 seats in the Senate, President Obama faces a challenge in getting to the simple majority needed to confirm a nominee.

NY Times Sunday 14th of February 2016

Sunday 14th of February 2016
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span class=“timestamp”>Watch Live: Obama on Scalia’s Death

The president spoke after Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Saturday.

NY Times Sunday 14th of February 2016

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After Antonin Scalia’s Death, Fierce Battle Lines Emerge

The debate over who should replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court created a complicated calculus for both the Senate and President Obama.

NY Times Sunday 14th of February 2016

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News Analysis: Battle Begins Over Naming Next Justice

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday immediately set off a partisan battle over a vacancy that could reshape the Supreme Court for years to come, as Senate Republicans called on President Obama to let his successor fill the seat.

NY Times Sunday 14th of February 2016

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VIDEO: Obama v Obama in Valentines poem challenge

US President Barack Obama appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and is surprised by a Valentines poem from his wife Michelle

BBC Saturday 13th of February 2016

Saturday 13th of February 2016
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U.S. Drawing Southeast Asia Closer With California Summit

Competition with China will be the subtext as President Obama hosts Asean leaders beginning on Monday in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

NY Times Friday 12th of February 2016

Friday 12th of February 2016
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VIDEO: President Obama visits Baltimore mosque

President Obama makes his first trip to an American mosque since taking office.

BBC Thursday 4th of February 2016

Thursday 4th of February 2016
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Obama, in Mosque Visit, Denounces Anti-Muslim Bias

The president used his first visit to a mosque in the United States since taking office to counter hostility to Islam.

NY Times Thursday 4th of February 2016

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Obama Is Pressed to Open Military Front Against ISIS in Libya

The number of Islamic State fighters in Libya has grown to between 5,000 and 6,500, Pentagon officials said, more than double the estimate of last fall.

NY Times Thursday 4th of February 2016

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American exceptionalism in a time of American malaise

President Obama may still be championing American exceptionalism - but to the rest of the world, the phrase has negative connotations.

BBC Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016
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President Obama Speaks at Maryland Mosque

Mr. Obama said Wednesday that Muslims don’t hear “thank you” enough and that there was no tolerance for the recent “inexcusable political rhetoric” against them.

NY Times Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

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‘The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America,’ by Michael Eric Dyson

The president has not been able to pursue an agenda of racial justice.

NY Times Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016
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U.S. Fortifying Europe’s East to Deter Putin

President Obama plans to increase the deployment of heavy weapons and other equipment to NATO countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

NY Times Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

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U.S. Broadens Fight Against ISIS With Attacks in Afghanistan

The operations followed President Obama’s decision to expand the authority of American commanders to attack a new branch of the militant group in Afghanistan.

NY Times Monday 1st of February 2016

Monday 1st of February 2016
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VIDEO: Presidential first date on screen

A film inspired by President Obama and the First Lady has been a big talking point at the Sundance Film Festival this year.

BBC Thursday 28th of January 2016

Thursday 28th of January 2016
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Obama calls for urgent action on Zika

US President Barack Obama calls for the rapid development of treatments against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.

BBC Wednesday 27th of January 2016

Wednesday 27th of January 2016
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US eases trade restrictions with Cuba

The United States eases a number of trade restrictions with Cuba, in President Obamas latest attempt to bypass the US economic embargo on the island.

BBC Wednesday 27th of January 2016

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement of Juveniles in Federal Prisons

The practice can lead to “devastating, lasting psychological consequences,” he said in an opinion article in The Washington Post.

NY Times Tuesday 26th of January 2016

Tuesday 26th of January 2016
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U.S. Eases Restrictions on Financing Exports to Cuba

The new rules, announced by the Obama administration, allow banks to provide direct financing for products other than agricultural commodities.

NY Times Tuesday 26th of January 2016

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Obama Calls Republican Vision ‘Unrecognizable’ in 2016 Race

The president told Politico that politics were “meaner” than in 2008, and discussed the Democratic contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

NY Times Monday 25th of January 2016

Monday 25th of January 2016
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On Tennis: Sharapova Looks to End 17-Match Losing Streak Against Serena Williams

The last time Sharapova beat Williams, Barack Obama had just been elected a senator and Lindsay Davenport – now a mother of four — was No. 1.

NY Times Sunday 24th of January 2016

Sunday 24th of January 2016
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U.S. and Allies Said to Plan Military Action on ISIS in Libya

A decision on how to thwart the Islamic State’s beachhead in Libya could come very soon, Obama administration officials said this week.

NY Times Friday 22nd of January 2016

Friday 22nd of January 2016
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Iran Negotiations Add to Special Envoy’s Reputation as ‘a Doer’

Brett H. McGurk, who served under President Bush and is now a special envoy for President Obama, worked tirelessly for 14 months to negotiate the exchange of prisoners with Iran.

NY Times Wednesday 20th of January 2016

Wednesday 20th of January 2016
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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Immigration Actions

A coalition of 26 states has accused the president of abuse of power over his efforts to provide work permits for millions of illegal immigrants.

NY Times Tuesday 19th of January 2016

Tuesday 19th of January 2016
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News Analysis: U.S.-Iranian Swaps Pit Compassion Against Costs

While critics argue that trading prisoners encourages others to target Americans, President Obama has deemed certain releases a reasonable trade-off.

NY Times Tuesday 19th of January 2016

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News Analysis: Hillary Clinton Turns, Repeatedly, to a Democrat Not on the Debate Stage: Obama

Seeking to stabilize her campaign, Mrs. Clinton linked herself repeatedly to the president in the Democratic debate.

NY Times Monday 18th of January 2016

Monday 18th of January 2016
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State of emergency over Michigan water

US President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, where the water has become contaminated with lead.

BBC Sunday 17th of January 2016

Sunday 17th of January 2016
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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran After Prisoner Exchange

The Obama administration announced the new measures less than 24 hours after lifting previous sanctions on Iran, which coincided with the country’s release of several Americans.

NY Times Sunday 17th of January 2016

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Details of 7 Iranians Granted Clemency in Prisoner Swap

None of the seven Iranians accused or convicted of violating American trade sanctions against Iran were charged with terrorism, President Obama noted.

NY Times Sunday 17th of January 2016

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Addressing Critics, White House Cites Diplomacy in Release of Sailors by Iran

As some characterized the seizure of American patrol boats as a foreign policy failure, the Obama administration said the quick release of the sailors was a benefit of nuclear diplomacy.

NY Times Saturday 16th of January 2016

Saturday 16th of January 2016
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VIDEO: What does Obama keep in his pocket?

US President Obama reveals some of the lucky charms and keepsakes that people have given to him that he carries around in his pocket.

BBC Friday 15th of January 2016

Friday 15th of January 2016
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VIDEO: How Americans feel about their country - in five words

Americans on President Obamas last State of the Union address

BBC Friday 15th of January 2016

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In Climate Move, Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands

The administration will announce the action Friday as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and deter future extractions.

NY Times Friday 15th of January 2016

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Obama urges optimism for anxious US

President Barack Obama vigorously defends his legacy while striking an optimistic tone for Americas future in his final State of the Union.

BBC Wednesday 13th of January 2016

Wednesday 13th of January 2016
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Obama to give upbeat State of the Union

President Barack Obama is set to strike an optimistic and hopeful tone in his final State of the Union address.

BBC Wednesday 13th of January 2016

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VIDEO: Five key points from Obamas speech

US President Barack Obama has delivered his final State of the Union address.

BBC Wednesday 13th of January 2016

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Transcript of Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address

The text of the president’s State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery Tuesday night.

NY Times Wednesday 13th of January 2016

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News Analysis: Obama’s Plea to ‘Fix Our Politics’ Leaves Both Sides Looking Inward

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama implored the two political parties to “fix our politics” through compromise and cooperation and civility.

NY Times Wednesday 13th of January 2016

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Congress: An Incumbent Points to Successes as Would-Be Successors Look On

Congress’s reaction to the president’s last State of the Union address was a reflection of the partisanship that Mr. Obama had pledged to reverse — a failure he called one of the great regrets of his tenure.

NY Times Wednesday 13th of January 2016

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News Analysis: A Nation’s Political Split Screen

As he begins his final stretch, President Obama has been trying to counter the glass-is-half-empty conversation coming from so many of the candidates intent on succeeding him. While many of his arguments are compelling, it hasn’t been easy trying to convince an uneasy American public.

NY Times Wednesday 13th of January 2016

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Sitting With Michelle Obama to Stand for State of the Union Themes

Americans, ordinary and well known alike, have over the years been invited to President Obama’s annual addresses to represent his policies.

NY Times Tuesday 12th of January 2016

Tuesday 12th of January 2016
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Obama’s State of the Union Address to Focus on Successes

Aides said the president would offer an optimistic assessment of his presidency, in part to counter the bleak picture painted by Republican presidential candidates.

NY Times Tuesday 12th of January 2016

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News Analysis: Balancing Terror and Reality in State of the Union Address

When President Obama speaks to Congress on Tuesday night, he will offer reassurance on the country’s efforts against terrorism, but he is said to believe that the sense of danger has been inflated.

NY Times Tuesday 12th of January 2016

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Obama accuses NRA of misleading US

US President Barack Obama attacks the most powerful US gun lobby during a televised public forum dismissed as a PR stunt by the NRA.

BBC Friday 8th of January 2016

Friday 8th of January 2016
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A Rush of Central Americans Compounds Obama’s Immigration Task

Legal and political attacks on his strategy of using detention centers have left the president with limited options to stem a new wave of migrant families fleeing violence.

NY Times Friday 8th of January 2016

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Obama Pleads for Stricter Gun Laws and Faces Tough Questioning

In an intense but civil town-hall-style event broadcast live on television, activists pressed President Obama to justify his gun-control efforts.

NY Times Friday 8th of January 2016

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U.S. Tells China That Soft Approach to North Korea Has Failed

The Obama administration warned China on Thursday that its approach to reining in North Korea had “not worked” and said the time had come to end “business as usual.”

NY Times Thursday 7th of January 2016

Thursday 7th of January 2016
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Tearful Obama and ministers EU freedom

New US gun purchase rules and the news ministers will be given freedom in the EU vote campaign attract headlines.

BBC Wednesday 6th of January 2016

Wednesday 6th of January 2016
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US Republicans attack Obama gun moves

Leading US Republicans denounce President Barack Obamas move to tighten gun controls in the wake of mass shootings.

BBC Wednesday 6th of January 2016

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Obama to Nominate Joseph Votel as Head of U.S. Central Command

The move reflects the Obama administration’s pivot to fighting abroad with American Special Operations troops.

NY Times Wednesday 6th of January 2016

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What will Obamas gun actions do?

President Barack Obama has proposed executive action on gun control after numerous failed attempts to pass legislation curbing gun violence through Congress.

BBC Tuesday 5th of January 2016

Tuesday 5th of January 2016
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End inaction on gun control - Obama

An emotional US President Barack Obama unveils new restrictions on gun purchases at the White House, saying the constant excuses for inaction have to stop.

BBC Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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VIDEO: Tearful Obama outlines new gun controls

An emotional President Obama has outlined plans to tighten controls on gun purchases in the US.

BBC Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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Obama takes action over US gun laws

US President Barack Obama is to bypass Congress and widen background checks on buyers of firearms, in an attempt to address gun violence.

BBC Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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US gun sales rise ahead of controls

Sales of guns in the US rise, just as President Barack Obama unveils control measures designed to limit the availability of weapons.

BBC Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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Obama, Joined by Victims, Announces Gun Control Steps

The president is trying to sidestep Congress, but the modest steps stop well short of changes he sought after the Sandy Hook school shooting.

NY Times Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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Obama to Expand Gun Background Checks and Tighten Enforcement

President Obama’s executive actions on guns will stop short of the kind of large-scale changes that he unsuccessfully sought from Congress three years ago.

NY Times Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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Obama’s Action on Guns: What It Means for Background Checks

The president’s action clarifies existing rules on the sale of firearms and includes efforts to link mental health records with criminal background checks.

NY Times Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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Republicans Turn Up Heat in Iowa, Setting Aside Good for Bad and Ugly

The presidential candidates, even the once-cheery Marco Rubio, are warning of dark, dangerous times and taking personal potshots at President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

NY Times Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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News Analysis: U.S. Struggles to Explain Alliance With Saudis

The Obama administration could not bring itself to condemn the execution of a dissident cleric who challenged the royal family, for fear of undermining the Saudi leadership it desperately needs in fighting ISIS.

NY Times Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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Obama to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Gun Violence

The hourlong event will be televised on CNN, and will come days after President Obama meets with the attorney general to discuss gun control.

NY Times Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Sunday 3rd of January 2016
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Obama to bypass Congress on gun control

US President Barack Obama says he will take unilateral action to tackle gun violence, because Congress has failed to act.

BBC Saturday 2nd of January 2016

Saturday 2nd of January 2016
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Foreign-Policy Trips Fill Obama’s Schedule for Final Year

In addition to travel to support Democratic candidates for the 2016 elections, President Obama’s calendar already includes two trips to Asia, two to Europe and at least one to Latin America.

NY Times Saturday 2nd of January 2016

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Obama to Consider Executive Actions on Gun Violence

President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday to discuss what he can do to curb gun violence, sidestepping an entrenched Congress.

NY Times Friday 1st of January 2016

Friday 1st of January 2016