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Making his first appearance before the United Nations General Assembly as president, Barack Obama laid out a forceful, well-received case for international cooperation in a globalized world. He laid out "four pillars" that would determine America's relationship to the diplomatic and peacekeeping body going forward.
Obama dined with 25 African heads of state and lead diplomats, a lunch designed to broaden and expand the vision for US partnership with the continent expressed in his July visit to Accra, Ghana. Obama stuck with the framework established in Accra and during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's August trip across the continent, which is that good governance, a robust civil society and investment in human capital are key to continued US partnership with Africa.
The private conversation with Clinton began and ended on the future of energy--also the subject of President Barack Obama’s address to today’s United Nations summit on climate change. Clinton, hoping to lead the conversation on the global green future, stressed over and over that the politics of environmental action is not a matter of tree-hugging but of dollars and cents.
The infamous prankster activists known as the "Yes Men" have struck again--hijacking Monday's NEW YORK POST to promote the cause of climate action and energy security.
President Barack Obama wields a fake "Star Wars"-style lightsaber with young children visiting the White House for an event held by the Office on Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport.
What’s interesting about the official meeting is not just that Powell, an eloquent advocate for candidate Obama in the last days of campaign 2008, is taking his first meeting with the President since he was inaugurated.
On the heels of Friday's remembrance of the September 11th attacks on the United States, a throng of conservative Americans gathered for a "9/12" rally on the national mall in Washington this weekend.
Chicagoan President Barack Obama has long been known as an enthusiastic supporter of the Second City’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic games. Now we know how enthusiastic—the White House is sending in its biggest guns: Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett.