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If looks could kill, Secret Service would have had a busy day Tuesday, as Michelle Obama seemed furious watching her husband, Pres. Barack Obama, enjoy a flirty exchange with Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela's …
Barack Obama and David Cameron pose for selfie with Danish PMThe Guardian
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Photographer behind Obama's selfie speaks out, insisting Michelle Obama wasn …New York Daily News
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Posted on 11 December 2013 | 4:03 pm
Physician to Martin Luther King, Barack Obama Slows Down to Reflect at 90
A lifelong Hyde Parker, Young has been a tireless advocate for a single-payer health care system and counted among his patients Mayor Harold Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. “I grew up in Hyde Park, which was a big step forward,” …
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 2:24 pm
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Nelson Mandela memorial: Barack Obama's speech in full
Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) — To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of state and government, past and present; distinguished guests — it is a singular honor to be with you today, …
TRANSCRIPT: Remarks of President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's serviceNew York Daily News
Barack Obama Pays Homage to MandelaAmerican Thinker (blog)
Raúl Castro and Barack Obama shake hands at Mandela memorialThe Guardian
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Posted on 11 December 2013 | 12:42 am
President Barack Obama shakes Raul Castro's hand at Mandela memorial service
The gesture – which comes despite half a century of hostilities but follows a thawing in relations in recent years – came as Barack Obama made his way to a podium to deliver a speech. It is only the second time in 60 years that a US president has …
Here's 14 People Freaking Out On Twitter After Barack Obama and Raul Castro …TIME
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Posted on 10 December 2013 | 10:14 pm
Barack Obama lights up damp Nelson Mandela memorial
The cacophony of cheers and applause for Barack Obama – who on his way to the podium stopped for a historic handshake with Cuban president Raúl Castro – left no doubt of his continued political rock star status, at least in Africa. Officials had …
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 8:06 pm
Obama, in eulogy, calls Mandela 'the last great liberator of the 20th century'
President Barack Obama challenged South Africa and the world on Tuesday to apply the immortal example of Nelson Mandela and lift children from poverty, spread freedom of belief and overcome inequality and cynicism. Invoking Gandhi, Martin Luther King …
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 5:54 pm
Barack Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro at Mandela memorial
In a rare display of accord between the former Cold War enemies, US president Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro as he made his way down a line of world leaders gathered to honour the anti-apartheid leader. At a memorial service …
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 1:31 pm
Obama and Bush Share a Ride on Air Force One
There's no telling what might happen now that Barack Obama and George W. Bush find themselves taking a long Air Force One flight from Washington to Johannesburg to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela. But history suggests something will.
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US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama depart Joint Base …WDAZ
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Posted on 9 December 2013 | 10:29 pm
Obama, Raul Castro To Speak At Nelson Mandela Memorial
President Barack Obama will be among the world leaders speaking at a Tuesday memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, the South African government announced Monday. Among the other speakers honoring the former South African …
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 6:17 pm
Barack Obama jokes about Area 51 during Kennedy Center Honours
US President Barack Obama has publicly joked about Area 51 at a White House event for the Kennedy Center honorees. "Now, when you first become president, one of the questions that people ask you is, what's really going on in Area 51?" he said. "When I …
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Posted on 9 December 2013 | 9:38 am
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Posted on 11 December 2013 | 4:03 pm
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday asked the department's inspector general to investigate the performance of private contractors in the flawed launch of the Obamacare website. The healthcare enrollment website, a key part of President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare law, crashed on its October 1 launch and was subjected to weeks of emergency fixes. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, requires most Americans to have at least enrolled in health coverage by the end of next March or pay a penalty. The number of people seeking health insurance under the law more than doubled in November to around 250,000, according to a government report released on Wednesday, showing Obamacare is still far from its goal of extending coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 3:56 pm
House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government …
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 3:56 pm
By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A fake sign language interpreter took to the stage during a mass memorial for anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, gesticulating gibberish before a global audience of millions and outraging deaf people across the world. DeafSA, South Africa's leading deaf association, condemned the presence of the unknown man at the memorial, which was attended by President Jacob Zuma and scores of world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama. Besides the bizarre twist to an event that also saw Zuma booed and jeered, the man's presence on the stage within yards of Obama and Brazil's Dilma Rousseff raised awkward security questions. He just invented his signs as he went along," said Delphin Hlungwane, an official sign language interpreter at DeafSA.
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 3:52 pm
Nearly 260,000 Americans enrolled in private health insurance plans through the federal and state-run exchanges in November, according to the latest Obamacare numbers. That brings the total number of enrollments through November 30 up to 364,682. Whether that's good or bad depends on whether you're a glass half-full (that's so much better than October) or a glass half-empty (the Obama administration thought they'd have 500,000 enrollments in October) type of person. The state-run exchanges more than doubled their enrollment numbers, for a total of 227,478 enrollments.
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 3:51 pm
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday defended his behaviour at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa after he was criticised at home for posing with U.S. President Barack Obama for what some said was a disrespectful photograph. The self-portrait – known as a "selfie" in online social media – was taken on Tuesday in Soweto at the memorial event for Mandela, who died last Thursday aged 95. It captured Cameron and Obama – who suffered a similar ticking off in the U.S. media – smiling broadly either side of Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. All three appeared to be in high spirits and sharing a joke as a stern-faced Michelle Obama looked away.
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 3:22 pm
Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature, including possible gubernatorial candidate Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, called on Republicans Tuesday to hold a public hearing on a bill to increase the minimum wage. …
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 3:17 pm
By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The booing of South African President Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela’s memorial laid bare popular anger against him, but the thick-skinned ANC leader can call on a powerful political base to carry him and the party through elections next year. Zuma, who was popular when he took over the presidency of Africa’s largest economy in 2009, suffered public humiliation on Tuesday in front of world leaders when thousands attending the rain-soaked Mandela commemoration booed and jeered him. But it must have hurt him to hear those who booed, some wearing African National Congress (ANC) T-shirts, then cheering U.S. President Barack Obama and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. Even more painful would have been the audible cheers for apartheid’s last white leader, former President F.W. de Klerk, and even for former President Thabo Mbeki, the man Zuma replaced as ANC leader in 2007 in a tumultuous party takeover.
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 3:16 pm
By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The booing of South African President Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela's memorial laid bare popular anger against him, but the thick-skinned ANC leader can call on a powerful political base to carry him and the party through elections next year. Zuma, who was popular when he took over the presidency of Africa's largest economy in 2009, suffered public humiliation on Tuesday in front of world leaders when thousands attending the rain-soaked Mandela commemoration booed and jeered him. But it must have hurt him to hear those who booed, some wearing African National Congress (ANC) T-shirts, then cheering U.S. President Barack Obama and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. Even more painful would have been the audible cheers for apartheid's last white leader, former President F.W. de Klerk, and even for former President Thabo Mbeki, the man Zuma replaced as ANC leader in 2007 in a tumultuous party takeover.
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 3:15 pm
By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan budget deal announced in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, though modest in its spending cuts, would end three years of impasse and fiscal instability in Washington that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown. While praised by the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the agreement faces a challenge from some House conservatives and will require support of the minority Democrats to pass. The backing of President Barack Obama, who also hailed the agreement as "a good first step," should help round up votes of his fellow Democrats. He urged Congress to quickly pass it.
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 3:03 pm