Barak Obama

  • Will George Clooney join politics next? May 31, 2014

    London: Hollywood star George Clooney is reportedly planning to launch his career in politics after he ties the knot with lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Clooney, 53, is apparently friendly with Barack Obama and he is looking to take on a more official role, reported Daily Mirror. "He has big ambitions and aims to...
  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' April 13, 2014

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than...
  • US naval forces move closer to Syria August 24, 2013

    US naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Barack Obama considers military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government. The president emphasized that a quick intervention in the Syrian civil war was problematic, given the international considerations that should precede a military...
  • Obama appoints first female head of Secret Service March 27, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has appointed veteran agent Julia Pierson as the new Director of the Secret Service, making her the first female to head the elite commando unit responsible for the security of the first family. "Julia is eminently qualified to lead the agency that not only safeguards...
  • Prez strip: nothing takes it off like Obama April 7, 2010

    President Obama is taking it off. Well, maybe not all off it, but some of it! He's lately been getting cheers and even whistles for stripping down to his shirt. Jeanne Moos takes a look at this unusual crowd-pleaser. Definitely rated PG, it's the Presidential strip. "It's a little warm...
  • Jackson's life was sad and tragic: Obama June 27, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama extended his condolences to Michael Jackson's family and fans, and noted that the pop icon's life at times was "sad and tragic", the White House said on Friday. Obama's condolences came one day after Jackson died at the age of 50 from an apparent cardiac arrest....
  • Obama names Indian American as envoy to Belize June 12, 2009

    Washington: President Barack has named Vinai Thummalapally, an Indian-American businessman and a former college friend who raised over $100,000 for his campaign, as the ambassador to the Central American nation of Belize. Colorado-based Thummalapally was among the Top Indian-American Bundlers - people who gather contributions from many individuals, who are not...
  • Obama launches cyberspace security plan May 30, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday declared the country's digital infrastructure a "strategic national asset" whose protection needs to be overseen from within the White House. Referring to a series of brazen crimes ranging from attacks on thousands of US military computers to the theft of an estimated $1 trillion...
  • Obama wins North Carolina, Hillary sweeps Indiana May 7, 2008

    Barack Obama sounded like he had already won the democratic nomination for president. ...
  • Bobby Jindal reluctant to be McCain's VP May 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Republican strategies are said to be seriously considering the idea of fielding Bobby Jindal as John Mc Cain’s running mate. In just the last week, no less than four McCain staffers have mentioned the 36-year-old Louisiana Governor as the right choice for the Grand Old Party. Jindal, said in...
  • US polls: Voters gear up for Pennsylvania primaries April 22, 2008

    Washington: The voters in Pennsylvania are all geared up for the big primaries on Tuesday. The polls in that state indicate that Hillary Clinton may have a slight edge above rival Barack Obama. ...
  • US polls: What are the parodies about? April 12, 2008

    The children are doing parodies on topics like pantsuits, cookies and cocaine now. ...
  • US polls: Clinton or Obama is H'wood's dilemma April 5, 2008

    Hollywood: The contest for the democratic presidential nomination has divided party voters nationwide, but nowhere are the divisions more apparent than in Hollywood. Months into the primary process, Hollywood remains evenly divided between Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama. ...
  • Who makes a better 'Rocky'? Hillary or Obama April 3, 2008

    Philadelphia: The Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama are casting themselves in the role of Rocky Balboa in the run-up to this month's very important primary. Both are striving to prove who is the real Rocky now. ...
  • Rocky was a film: Obama tells Hillary April 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Rocky Balboa seems to be the flavour of the season in the US. Clinton has made the theme song from the 1976 film Rocky, which was set in Philadelphia, a part of the soundtrack of her Pennsylvania primary campaign. When she appeared before the same Pennsylvania AFL-CIO state convention...
  • US polls: Will Hillary have the last laugh? April 2, 2008

    Hillary Clinton is trying to get the last laugh on Barack Obama in Pennsylvania. And whether she is likening herself to a film character or joking about Obama's bowling skills, Clinton is proving again today that she is dead serious about staying in the presidential race. ...
  • Know the US Prez hopefuls, log on to YouTube March 26, 2008

    New York: They are a part of the reason why the presidential campaign season is unlike any we have seen before especially the ones posted on sites like YouTube. YouTube music videos have only added more excitement in the race for the president. ...
  • Hillary hints at Hillary-Obama ticket for elections March 6, 2008

    New York: Many Democrats have called it their dream ticket. But Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have come together. Hillary, fresh off her victories in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island acknowledged the possibility of a joint ticket on CBS TV. However, Obama, with more delegates, has made it...
  • Obama finds namesake, a Japan town called Obama! March 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The fishing town of Obama in central Japan recently won worldwide fame for its fervent support for US presidential candidate Barack Obama. The town's citizens have made headbands, T-shirts and sweet bean cakes decorated with his portrait. Obama's name and face graces a special logo, simply entitled "I 'heart'...
  • Polls favour Obama ahead of Potomac primaries February 12, 2008

    Barak Obama may have an advantage in the weeks ahead beginning with primaries in Maryland. ...
  • Amy Winehouse bags five Grammys February 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The annual Grammy Awards turned 50 on Sunday night. Singer Amy Winehouse's won five Grammy’s. Kanye West was next in the order getting four Grammy Awards. Presidential candidate Barak Obama winning the award for best spoken album for the audio version of his book Audacity Of Hope. ...
  • If White House is hers, Hillary will wear the pantsuits February 6, 2008

    New York: Hillary Clinton voted this morning near her home in Chappaqua, New York, but can she count on the pantsuit vote? ...
  • Obama sorry for D-Punjab memo June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: US Democratic presidential hopeful Barak Obama has finally admitted a big mistake, saying his campaign staff made a serious error in a memo questioning Hillary Clinton's ties with India and Indian Americans. The memo had referred to Hillary Clinton as 'D-Punjab', a play on journalistic shorthand meant to suggest...
  • Jesus! Chocolate, Obama and a row April 6, 2007

    New York: There have been Jesus action figures, wax Jesus and Jesus bobble heads and now heads are bobbling over two new Jesus controversies in the US a week before Easter. Senator Barak Obama, a candidate for the 2008 US presidential election, has been turned into a bobbling puppet Jesus and...