WASHINGTON/YANGON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
will visit Myanmar this month and meet both its president and
its iconic opposition leader, marking a new milestone in U.S.
efforts to promote democratic reforms in the once-isolated
Southeast Asian country.
Obama will travel to Myanmar as part of a Nov. 17-20 tour of
Southeast Asia that will include stops in Thailand and Cambodia,
the White House said on Thursday as it confirmed details of his
first international trip since voters gave him a second term in
an election on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama had little time to savor victory on Wednesday after voters gave him a second term in the White House where he faces urgent economic challenges, a looming fiscal showdown and a still-divided Congress able to block his every move.
Despite a decisive win over Republican Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s election, Obama must negotiate with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives to try to overcome the partisan gridlock that gripped Washington for much of his first term.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fresh from a decisive re-election win, President Barack Obama returns from the campaign trail on Wednesday with little time to savour victory, facing urgent economic and fiscal challenges and a still-divided Congress capable of blocking his every move.
Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday night after a gruelling presidential race and used his acceptance speech in front of a huge cheering crowd in Chicago to strike a conciliatory note toward his political opponents.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fresh from a decisive re-election win, President Barack Obama returns from the campaign trail on Wednesday with little time to savor victory, facing urgent economic and fiscal challenges and a still-divided Congress capable of blocking his every move.
Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday night after a grueling presidential race and used his acceptance speech in front of a huge cheering crowd in Chicago to strike a conciliatory note toward his political opponents.
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – When Barack Obama enlisted Joe
Biden as his running mate in 2008, even some of his own campaign
aides were skeptical of the wisdom of picking an old-school
Democrat known for always speaking his mind – and sometimes
getting tripped up by his words.
Four years later, after leaving a trail of memorable
“Bidenisms” across the Internet, the white-haired former U.S.
senator is now heading for a second term as vice president, his
status secure as Obama’s trusted, all-purpose No. 2.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.
Capping a long and bitter campaign, Americans began casting their votes at polling stations across the country. At least 120 million people were expected to render judgment on whether to give Obama a second term or replace him with Romney.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (Reuters) – The presidential race, which has hinged for months on a handful of states, converged on one city in Iowa on Saturday as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each made a last-minute appeal for support before Tuesday’s election.
With the race in a dead heat nationally, both candidates touched down briefly in Dubuque, a Mississippi River city of 58,000 people, as they sprinted across the country in a bid to secure any possible advantage before Election Day.
DUBUQUE, Iowa/MENTOR, Ohio (Reuters) – After months spent rallying their most reliable supporters, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama reached out on Saturday to the small sliver of voters who remain undecided in the final days before Tuesday’s presidential election.
With the race in a dead heat nationally, both candidates hopscotched across the country in a bid to secure any possible advantage ahead of Election Day. That meant another round of campaigning in the handful of states that remain competitive and a last-minute effort to pull votes from the other side.
MENTOR, Ohio (Reuters) – President Barack Obama touted his administration’s auto industry bailout in the U.S. industrial heartland on Saturday as he launched a final hectic weekend of campaigning in states critical to winning next week’s closely fought election.
With just three days left before voters go to the polls, Obama used yet another stop in Ohio, a state that relies heavily on the auto industry, to hammer at Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s earlier opposition to the government-orchestrated rescue.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday urged East Coast residents in the path of Hurricane Sandy to heed evacuation orders and assured them the government was ready to respond swiftly, but he warned them it would take a long time to clean up in the storm’s aftermath.
Scrapping campaign plans to return to Washington, Obama sought to show voters just eight days before the November 6 election that he was giving top priority to his presidential duties in a looming national crisis, rather than his bid for re-election in a tight race.