The Obama presidency

The Obama presidency

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Obama plots counter-attack
Obama plots counter-attack
Barack Obama will next week launch a fightback against escalating troubles, heralding a battle which could write the fate of his administration.
Sotomayor not the 'right' choice
Sotomayor not the 'right' choice
US supreme court nominee's past comments catch up with her, writes Chris McGreal.
Obama antagonising Muslims, says Bin Laden
Obama antagonising Muslims, says Bin Laden
President Barack Obama launched a landmark Middle East trip on Wednesday, but earned a swift rebuke from Osama bin Laden in a stinging new audiotape.
Guantánamo proving a political headache for Obama
Guantánamo proving a political headache for Obama
United States President Barack Obama on Thursday aims to grab back the initiative in a riotous debate unleashed by his order to shut Guantánamo Bay.
On the cusp of change
On the cusp of change
Chris McGreal speaks to Americans about Barack Obama's first 100 days as president .
Obama marks whirlwind first 100 days in office
Obama marks whirlwind first 100 days in office
Barack Obama on Wednesday will mark the 100th day of his presidency after a whirlwind start in which he has signalled a new approach.
US split on torture as polls approve Obama's first 100 days
US split on torture as polls approve Obama's first 100 days
A narrow majority of Americans back the president's decision to release Bush administration torture memos amid high approval ratings.
Washington forum draws worst greenhouse polluters
Washington forum draws worst greenhouse polluters
Diplomats from the world's biggest greenhouse polluters meet in the US on Monday in a forum aimed at getting a UN agreement to curb global warming.
Where is the new JFK we expected?
Where is the new JFK we expected?
Barack Obama was meant to sweep into town looking unassailable. Instead he arrives beleaguered, with an awful lot to prove.
Parallels with Nam
Parallels with Nam
The reason for invading Afghanistan seemed like a good idea at the time. Simon Jenkins reports.

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