Second Term

  • Spending cut showdown threatens Obama's agenda March 3, 2013

    Washington: Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Saturday to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis that threatens the economy and his broader domestic policy agenda. The failure by Obama and Republicans to agree to halt the...
  • In this term, Obama will be 'no more Mr Nice Guy' Surya Gangadharan January 22, 2013

    CNN-IBN's foreign affairs editor Surya Gangadharan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Obama's new agenda in his 2nd innings. Q. In his "Seize the moment Together " Session, will he be able to steer the sinking economy to safer waters. One feels if economy is settled, one Huge victory for...
  • Obama's second term: Tough challenges lie ahead January 22, 2013

    The President spoke directly to the American people on Monday after the swearing-in ceremony, giving a glimpse into the next four years. ...
  • Obama lays out battle plan as he begins second term January 22, 2013

    Washington: A confident President Barack Obama kicked off his second term on Monday with an impassioned call for a more inclusive America that rejects partisan rancor and embraces immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change. Obama's ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol was filled with traditional pomp and...
  • Barack Obama starts 2nd term as US President January 21, 2013

    Washington: Asserting "America's possibilities are limitless," President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation's economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall. "My fellow Americans, we are made for...
  • I don't think Obama will do anything in favour or against outsourcing in the IT sector: Pramit Pal Chaudhuri January 21, 2013

    Barack Obama sworn in for his 2nd term: What can India expect? Foreign editor of Hindustan Times Pramit Pal Chaudhuri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. As the ISAF guys are looking at a major Afghan pullout in 2014, leaving only a few thousand boots on...
  • Obama sworn in to second term as US president January 20, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama was on Sunday officially sworn in for a second four-year term by the Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at a small White House ceremony. Surrounded by family, friends and staff, in the Blue Room of the White House, Obama placed his hand on the...
  • Biden sworn in as US Vice President for second term January 20, 2013

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden was on Sunday officially sworn for his second term, hours before President Barack Obama takes his second oath of office at the White House. 70-year old Biden was administered the oath of office on his family bible by the Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia...
  • Gadkari getting second term means RSS still calls the shots in BJP: Bhupendra Chaubey January 3, 2013

    Is the BJP right in giving a second term to Nitin Gadkari as party president? CNN-IBN's National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Is the second term to incumbent a ploy to send LK Advani on compulsory retirement? Asked by: sundar1950in A. I think...
  • BJP conclave ends today, Gadkari set for 2nd term September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to announce a second term for its President Nitin Gadkari on Friday as its conclave in Surajkund, Haryana, ends. On Thursday, the BJP defended its stand on the ruling United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) reforms push, saying it was not anti-reforms but was...
  • Will Obama make it to a second term? December 22, 2011

    The reason why (President Barack) Obama will win the re-election — if he wins — will be because there is no alternative. The Republican Party lacks a strong candidate and so far the people who have been getting all the media coverage, or rather ridicule, are on the fringe: Such...
  • Musharraf files nomination to run for President September 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf has filed his nomination for President. Musharraf formally applied to run in October 6 presidential polls, despite a looming Supreme Court ruling that could yet ruin his bid for five more years in power on Thursday. Musharraf faced more trouble from the court when its Chief...
  • An open letter to Dr Kalam May 27, 2007

    Dear and Respected Abdul Kalamji, I would like to convey our Motherland's wishes in her own words: “You have done a lot for me, by putting your efforts, dreams, knowledge, enjoyment and life for technological development, and you’re the inspiration to the coming generations to do so. I know you are...
  • Second term for 'People's Prez'? June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: APJ Abdul Kalam has been called a President with a difference. So what exactly makes APJ Abdul Kalam tick? Is it his apolitical background, his academic credentials, his love for children or just his unique style? In June 2006 the Supreme Commander of the armed forces took...
  • Kalam may not get second chance June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Rashtrapati Bhavan will soon have a new occupant. And while the hunt for India’s first citizen is picking up pace, President A P J Abdul Kalam's chances of making it to a second term in office do not look very bright. Till about a few months ago,...
  • No second term for Kalam, says CPI-M June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The CPI-M appears to have fired the first salvo against a second term for President A P J Abdul Kalam. However, the party general secretary Prakash Karat would not hazard a guess about the person his party will support and whether Speaker Somnath Chatterjee is a probable candidate....