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Polish Prime Minister Sings ‘Hey Jude,’ Internet, Opposition Go Crazy

Donald Tusk is no Barack Obama. Earlier this week, the Polish prime minister posted a mysterious link to a YouTube video on his Twitter account. That clip featured a snippet of none other than Tusk singing The Beatles' 1968 hit "Hey Jude." As...Show More Summary

Obama Finally Gets Back to the Asia-Pacific

The Obama Administration is turning its focus back to the Asia-Pacific, and President Barack Obama's big trip there, beginning with a state visit to Japan on Wednesday and Thursday before proceeding to South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Is the Ukraine crisis settled? That would be, er, no. Show More Summary

Obama's Asia Trip: TPP Make-or-Break Moment?

A major goal of President Barack Obama's Asia trip is to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after four years of negotiations have resulted in talks deadlocked over scores of issues and growing U.S. congressional and public opposition. Whether...Show More Summary

Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

TOKYO (AP) — Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president's sales mission.

Obama Doesn't Have to Dream of Sushi

President Barack Obama kicked off his four-nation Asian tour with a stop in the Tokyo underground alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom the president visited the legendary sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro, which was...Show More Summary

Obama’s Tricky Balancing Act in Malaysia

Prashanth Parameswaran This weekend, U.S. President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to Malaysia as part of his four-country, eight-day trip to Asia –a do-over of a regional tour he missed last October due to a government shutdown. Show More Summary

Gene Healy Talks About Kill-List Record of ‘Most Transparent Administration’ in History

6 hours agoNews : Reason

Last night's episode of The Independents included a conversation with Cato Vice President (and Reason.com columnist) about his piece yesterday on President Barack Obama's miserable ransparency record, particularly when it comes to his system for killing people. You can watch the video below:

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

6 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.

Successful U.S. Action in Libya Leads to Jihadists Controlling Secret American Bases There.

7 hours agoNews : Reason

Without getting sidetracked with "What About Benghazi?" questions (which are well worth asking), check out his new story from The Daily Beast's Eli Lake. It ells you all you need to know about the sagacity of Barack Obama's unilateral and unconstitutional commitment of U.S. Show More Summary

Obama Arrives in Japan for Tension-Filled Asia Trip

7 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip (via AFP) US President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Obama landed aboard Air Force One to begin a state visit to Japan, which comes…

Obama Should Be Thinking About Kennan This Week

President Barack Obama embarks for his Asia trip during an inauspicious season for American diplomacy. Across the board America's bilateral relations with the great powers are at their lowest points since Obama took office in 2009. Our...Show More Summary

Obama reassures allies on China as Asia trip begins

U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China’s rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies – as Chinese state media greeted his arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to “cage” the emerging superpower. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Justice Dept. to Consider Clemency Appeals for Drug Offenders

10 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Deputy Attorney General James Cole is set to announce broader clemency criteria for non-violent offenders Wednesday morning. President Barack Obama has indicated he will extend clemency to hundreds, if not thousands of non-violent drug offenders to address disparities in drug sentencing laws.

Obama dreams of sushi, kicks off diplomatic talks at Tokyo restaurant

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images TOKYO — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. Show More Summary

Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama is getting a lesson in the art of sushi making at a famous Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations.

Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.

Obama Visit To Asia Seen As Counterweight To China

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the Obama Visit To Asia Seen As Counterweight To China - -

Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted...Show More Summary

Obama visit lifts lid on simmering Asia tensions

US President Barack Obama's Asian tour starts in Japan on Wednesday, lifting the lid on a bubbling cauldron of regional animosities and exposing historical rifts. Obama touches down in Tokyo after nearly 150 lawmakers paid homage atShow More Summary

Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

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