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Iran’s New President Condemns Holocaust as a Crime – New York Times

New York TimesIran's New President Condemns Holocaust as a CrimeNew York TimesPresident Hassan Rouhani of Iran, visiting the United Nations this week for the first time, intensified efforts on Wednesday to dispel suspicions about his country's intentions, asserting in a CNN interview that he condemned the Holocaust and that he ... … [Read more...]

Americans’ Views on the President – New York Times

PoliticoAmericans' Views on the PresidentNew York TimesWith another fiscal deadline looming in Washington, The New York Times and CBS News asked Americans for their opinion on the federal budget, government spending and President Obama's job performance. Related Article ». The New York Times-Siena … [Read more...]

For Obama, an Evolving Doctrine on Foreign Policy – New York Times

PoliticoFor Obama, an Evolving Doctrine on Foreign PolicyNew York TimesWASHINGTON — For five years, President Obama has publicly struggled with the question of when America is willing to act as the world's policeman, and when he will insist that others take the lead, or at least share the risks, costs and resentments it … [Read more...]

Iran’s New President Preaches Tolerance in First UN Appearance – New York Times

New York TimesIran's New President Preaches Tolerance in First UN AppearanceNew York TimesIn what may have been the most widely awaited speech at the United Nations, Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, preached tolerance and understanding on Tuesday, decried as a form of violence the Western sanctions imposed on his country and said ... … [Read more...]

President Obama at the United Nations – New York Times

President Obama at the United NationsNew York TimesThe recent election of a more moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, has improved opportunities to pursue a negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear program, which threatens regional stability. More surprising was Mr. Obama's decision to give prominence … [Read more...]

Split Senate Panel Approves Giving Obama Limited Authority on Syria – New York Times

New York TimesSplit Senate Panel Approves Giving Obama Limited Authority on SyriaNew York TimesWASHINGTON — A sharply divided Senate committee voted Wednesday to give President Obama limited authority to use force against Syria, the first step in what remains a treacherous path for Mr. Obama to win Congressional approval for a military attack ...Senate committee approves Syria attack resolutionUSA … [Read more...]

In Fed Succession, Obama’s Favorite Faces Opposition – New York Times

New York TimesIn Fed Succession, Obama's Favorite Faces OppositionNew York TimesWASHINGTON — As President Obama turned to second-term job openings soon after his re-election, the topic one day in the Oval Office was probably the most important economic decision he would make: Who should succeed the Federal Reserve chairman ...Why Obama might tap Summers for Fed despite harsh criticism from … [Read more...]

Obama, in Stockholm, says that on Syria, ‘the international community cannot … – Washington Post

New York Times (blog)Obama, in Stockholm, says that on Syria, 'the international community cannot ...Washington PostSTOCKHOLM — President Obama took his campaign for a punitive military strike against Syria overseas on Wednesday, declaring that “the international community cannot be silent” and that its credibility is on the line as his request for congressional ...Obama Faces Barrier in His … [Read more...]

Questions of Policy and Leadership Dog Obama Before Meeting in Russia – New York Times (blog)

The GuardianQuestions of Policy and Leadership Dog Obama Before Meeting in RussiaNew York Times (blog)PETERSBURG, Russia — Not even a month ago, President Obama canceled a planned summit meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin, citing Russia's decision to grant asylum to Edward J. Snowden as evidence of a broader deterioration of relations. ... in ...Obama to 'engage' Putin on Syria … [Read more...]

Senate Panel Backs Use of Force Against Syria – Wall Street Journal

NPRSenate Panel Backs Use of Force Against SyriaWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—A key Senate panel on Wednesday backed President Barack Obama's request to strike Syria, while the Pentagon prepared to employ greater firepower to reach a shifting array of military targets. ... Seven Democrats and three Republicans voted ...Putin calls Kerry liar on Syrian rebels before G-20New York Daily NewsSyria … [Read more...]

Senate Panel Passes Authorization For Force Against Syria – NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)Senate Panel Passes Authorization For Force Against SyriaNPR (blog)A Senate panel has voted to approve a resolution giving President Obama the authority to carry out punitive strikes against Syria for its use of chemical weapons. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the authorization by a 10-7 vote, with ... … [Read more...]

Foreign leaders to challenge Obama over Fed – USA TODAY

Foreign leaders to challenge Obama over FedUSA TODAYBarack Obama may not be having a one-on-one with Vladimir Putin this week, but other world leaders are still expected to give the U.S. president a hard time when they gather Thursday and Friday for the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg. Suggestions by the ...and more … [Read more...]

Senate Syria resolution would limit Obama to 90 days – USA TODAY

Senate Syria resolution would limit Obama to 90 daysUSA TODAYIt also specifically prohibits any American forces on the ground in Syria and restricts the president from repeating the use of force beyond the initial punitive strikes unless Obama certifies to Congress that the Syrian forces have repeated their use ... … [Read more...]

Obama: Congress, world credibility on the line with Syria – USA TODAY

Obama: Congress, world credibility on the line with SyriaUSA TODAYPresident Obama said on Wednesday that international credibility is on the line with how the world responds to Syrian leader Bashar Assad's suspected use of chemical weapons. "My credibility is not on the line," Obama said. "International credibility ... … [Read more...]

Obama Says ‘World Set a Red Line’ on Chemical Arms – New York Times

Obama Says 'World Set a Red Line' on Chemical ArmsNew York TimesSTOCKHOLM — President Obama declared on Wednesday that the confrontation with Syria over chemical weapons was not a personal test for him but for Congress, the United States and the world as he worked to strengthen support at home and abroad for … [Read more...]

In march speech, Obama celebrates work of anonymous foot soldiers – Washington Post

Washington PostIn march speech, Obama celebrates work of anonymous foot soldiersWashington PostAs Barack Obama began to speak at the steps of the distant Lincoln Memorial, Brie O'Neal turned up the volume on her small Toshiba radio. It was the only way to hear the far-away president, whose voice echoed unintelligibly across the Reflecting Pool ... … [Read more...]

Obama advocates ‘shot across the bow’ for Syria, as concerns grow in Congress – Fox News

PoliticoObama advocates 'shot across the bow' for Syria, as concerns grow in CongressFox NewsPresident Obama on Wednesday advocated a “shot across the bow” for Syria in the interest of U.S. national security, despite growing concerns from congressional lawmakers over the possibility of an American military strike. In an interview with PBS ...Boehner seeks answers from Obama on SyriaUSA … [Read more...]

Obama: Because they marched, America changed – CNN International

Obama: Because they marched, America changedCNN InternationalWashington (CNN) -- Heralding the long fight toward racial equality that many say hasn't ended, President Barack Obama commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King ... John Lewis, D-Georgia, adding that progress toward King's goal ... … [Read more...]