President Barack Obama

  • Barack Obama shops for wife and daughters at Gap, says his goal was to make sure that he 'didn't completely screw up' 13-03-2014 11:04 AM

    President Barack Obama took on a daunting task on Tuesday: shopping for clothes for his wife and daughters during a brief stop at a Gap store while raising money for Democrats in New York. Obama was in New York to attend fundraisers aimed at building up campaign war chests for...
  • 'You break your nose right before a State of the Union address': Obama bemoans growing 'older and creakier' 17-02-2014 01:21 PM

    Like most Americans of a certain age, President Barack Obama is starting to complain about the aches and pains of getting older. Obama told retired National Basketball Association star Charles Barkley in an interview that aired on Sunday that he was limiting his basketball playing to about once a month...
  • Watch: 'Fake' interpreter for deaf at Nelson Mandela's funeral made up his own sign language 12-12-2013 10:13 AM

    Johannesburg: As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker. The incident, which outraged deaf people and sign-language...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to be screened for Barack Obama at White House 05-11-2013 11:14 AM

    New York: The Nelson Mandela biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a screening at the Kennedy Center hosted by Hillary Clinton. The Weinstein Company tells The Associated Press that Obama will screen the film on Thursday at the White...
  • Obama and Republicans search for a deal on US fiscal impasse 13-10-2013 04:18 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders inched toward resolving their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to agree on the length and terms of a short-term deal to increase the US debt limit and reopen the government. Obama met Senate Republicans at the White House and spoke by...
  • Obamas tour Mandela's island jail 01-07-2013 06:19 AM

    Cape Town: US President Barack Obama and his family visited South Africa's bleak former prison of Robben Island on Sunday to pay tribute to ex-inmate Nelson Mandela, now critically ill in hospital. Obama was expected to later cite the legacy of Mandela, who was imprisoned on the windswept island for...
  • Obama announces steps to push for Guantanamo's closure 24-05-2013 09:27 AM

    United States President Barack Obama announced steps to push for the close of Guantanamo detention center. Obama had repeatedly vowed to close the camp during his 2008 presidential campaign. ...
  • US suspects Syria used chemical weapons against rebels 26-04-2013 08:44 AM

    Washington: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the US intelligence community believes that the Syrian government used sarin gas on a small scale against the rebel forces that are trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's government. The disclosure created a quandary for US President Barack Obama, who has set the...
  • Mississippi man arrested, accused in ricin letters: FBI 18-04-2013 06:02 AM

    Oxford: A Mississippi man was arrested on Wednesday, accused of sending letters to President Barack Obama and a senator that tested positive for the poisonous ricin and set the nation's capital on edge a day after the Boston Marathon bombings. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said the man...
  • Early test shows ricin in letter sent to Obama: FBI 17-04-2013 10:02 PM

    Washington: The FBI says preliminary tests on a letter sent to President Barack Obama indicate the presence of poisonous ricin. The letter is undergoing further testing because preliminary field tests can be unreliable, creating false positives. The letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. It comes...
  • Obama calls Boston bombings 'act of terror' 16-04-2013 09:21 PM

    Boston: US President Barack Obama admitted on Tuesday that the twin bombings in Boston were an "act of terror" and that the country's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the incident. Obama, who had refrained from using the word "terror" in his earlier address after the blasts, said the...
  • Boston Marathon blasts: Home-grown terrorists suspected 16-04-2013 06:32 PM

    Boston: FBI and Homeland Security agents carried out searches at a high-rise apartment building in Boston seeking clues to unravel the plot behind the twin blasts, suspected to have been carried out by home-grown terrorists, which killed three people and injured over 150 during the Boston Marathon. Early on Tuesday,...
  • Connecticut shootout: Victim's mother pleads for gun control 13-04-2013 07:53 PM

    Washington: Holding back tears, the mother of a six year-old boy, who was murdered alongside 19 other children in Connecticut four months ago, made a passionate plea from the White House for Americans and their leaders to embrace her call for stricter gun control laws. In a significant departure from...
  • Watch: Obama lets an 8-year-old take his place as April Fool's joke 02-04-2013 09:25 AM

    US President Barack Obama did not pass a chance to play a prank on April Fool's day. ...
  • Michelle Obama picks Kors dress for election night 08-11-2012 11:08 AM

    New York: As Michelle Obama stepped on stage with her husband in Chicago today, she accepted her role not only as first lady but fashion tastemaker for four more years this time, wearing a Michael Kors magenta silk chine pin-tucked dress. As Mrs Obama joined President Barack Obama, she sported...
  • Obama writes history with autopen 28-05-2011 12:35 PM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has made history by using an autopen - an automatic signing machine - from an ocean away to sign a legislation into law hours before expiry. And stirred a new controversy. Originally, there had been a plan in place to have a White House aide...
  • Obama calls for international response on Libya 24-02-2011 09:18 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that the United States strongly condemns the use of violence on protesters in Libya and said a unified international response was forming. "The suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable," Obama said in his strongest and most direct statements to...
  • Obama's daughter practices Chinese with Hu 21-01-2011 07:13 PM

    Washington: Talk about a high level language exchange. US President Barack Obama's nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, wanted to test her developing Chinese skills this week while Hu Jintao was in town. Just whom did she want to practice them with? The Chinese president himself, according to a White House official who...
  • US mid-term polls: Republicans ahead in the race 03-11-2010 08:16 AM

    Washington: Disenchanted US voters swept Democrats from power in the House of Representatives and increased the ranks of Senate Republicans on Tuesday in an election rout that dealt a sharp rebuke to President Barack Obama. Two years after Obama won the White House, voter anxiety about the economy and discontent...
  • Over 200 CEOs coming to India with Obama 29-10-2010 12:06 PM

    Washington: With trade high on his agenda, some 200 odd top US business chiefs, including soft drink giant Pepsico's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi, are expected to join US President Barack Obama on his India visit next month. Also expected are Honeywell CEO David M. Cote, who co-chairs the India-US CEO...
  • US President meets Hu Jintao in China 18-11-2009 04:15 PM

    Both the Presidents have agreed to work together on climate change next year. ...
  • Barack Obama, the President who needs more time 05-11-2009 02:04 AM

    The backlash over Obama's unfulfilled promises is starting. ...