All posts tagged "obama"

  • FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2005, file photo, Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel answers a journalist's questions at the Spanish National Court in Madrid, Spain, where he testified in a trial against an ex-Argentine navy officer Alfredo Scillingo accused of genocide committed in his country's dirty war more than two decades ago. Perez Esquivel said on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, that President Barack Obama should skip his planned March 24 visit to the country because it's the 40th anniversary of a coup that installed a military government that had U.S. backing. (AP/Mariana Eliano, File)
    Argentine Nobel Prize winner to Obama: Don’t visit March 24

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a sign of growing discontent over a visit by President Barack Obama, a former Argentine Nobel Prize winner says the U.S. leader should skip his planned March 24 visit to the...

    • Posted March 3, 2016
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    Obama signs N. Korea sanctions bill into law

    By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law a package of tough sanctions on North Korea on Thursday, completing an unusually speedy legislative process underlining concerns about Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs....

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • Barack Obama, Xi Jinping...US President Barack Obama, right, and  Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, both adjust their suit coats during the start of their bilateral meeting at the US Ambassador's Residence in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, March 24, 2014. Obama is in the Netherlands for the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, which will form the backdrop for an emergency meeting of Group of Seven leaders on Russia's annexation of Crimea. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    US rejects Chinese offer of peace treaty talks with N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — The United States said Thursday that denuclearization remains its top priority when it comes to North Korea, rejecting a Chinese proposal to begin peace treaty negotiations with Pyongyang in tandem with denuclearization talks. Chinese...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • resident Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
    Cracks emerge in GOP refusal to consider Supreme Court pick

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerted Republican opposition to considering President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court showed early signs of splintering on Wednesday as a handful of influential senators opened the door to a possible confirmation hearing....

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s courtroom chair is draped in black to mark his death as part of a tradition that dates to the 19th century, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Scalia died Saturday at age 79. He joined the court in 1986 and was its longest-serving justice. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Senate GOP to Obama: Don’t bother nominating to Court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans united behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in insisting that President Barack Obama’s successor fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. Democrats looking to reclaim the Senate majority immediately...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Truckee Meadows Community College on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    Clinton: Obama likely to pressure GOP with high court pick

    ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Hillary Clinton predicted Monday that President Barack Obama will nominate someone who’s already been confirmed by the Senate to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Democratic candidate for president said...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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    Obama faces political puzzle in naming Scalia successor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For most presidents, choosing a Supreme Court nominee is a puzzle. For President Barack Obama, the chance to pick a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia is more like a Gordian Knot. As the White...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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