Obama administration - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Obama administration


US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use

May 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights

epa05303100 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 april 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. According to reports from 13 May 2016, the US administration plans to direct public schools to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they prefer to match their gender identity. EPA/JASON SZENES

Challenge to US: Look to Southeast Asia's dynamic future, not its past

Jan 25, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Our hope is that one year from now the new president – whoever he or she might be – will make clear that America remains staunchly a Pacific economic and military power

ALLIES. In this file photo, President Aquino and US President Barack Obama in Manila in April 2014. Malacañang Photo

Obama’s bloody Trans-Pacific Agreement upgrade

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Malaysia s upgrade comes after the May revelations of camps where men and women were raped and killed and in the aftermath of a scandal involving Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

Jun 02, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Snowden s temporary asylum in Russia expires in August

SNOWDEN. Edward Snowden image from Wikileaks

White House backs gay marriage in SC filing

Mar 01, 2013 - 8:01 AM

The Obama administration files a brief with the Supreme Court to oppose a state ban on same sex unions

POLICY. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union Address in this file photo by AFP

Architect of drone war under fire

Feb 08, 2013 - 7:33 AM

John Brennan comes under tough questioning at his confirmation hearings

UNDER FIRE. John Brennan, nominee for CIA boss, faces a rough confirmation process. File photo by AFP

Kerry, Abbas agree to meet, promote peace

Feb 04, 2013 - 6:48 AM

New US Secretary of State John Kerry tells Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas that the Obama administration supports all efforts related to the peace process


Sober Obama to say America faces fateful choice

Sep 07, 2012 - 7:43 AM

President Barack Obama will formally accept the Democratic nomination Friday Manila time

Migrants sign up to Obama residency plan

Aug 16, 2012 - 6:32 AM

Long lines of undocumented immigrants fill up forms for temporary residency in the US

Health care win boosts Obama legacy, fires up conservatives

Jun 29, 2012 - 7:54 AM

The US Supreme Court s verdict on President Barack Obama s healthcare program enshrines his legacy but provides ammunition for conservatives

Top Obama aide Holder held in contempt in US first

Jun 29, 2012 - 6:50 AM

US lawmakers vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt prompting Democrats to storm out of the chamber

US commerce secretary resigns after car crashes

Jun 22, 2012 - 10:00 AM

US Commerce Secretary John Bryson quits weeks after he was involved in a sequence of car crashes that were blamed on seizure

Obama talks Syria, Euro crisis with Merkel, Hollande

May 31, 2012 - 8:10 AM

President Obama holds a video conference with German and French counterparts tackling Syria and the euro crisis

Obama picks new US nuclear chief

May 25, 2012 - 6:34 AM

President Obama picks Allison Macfarlane after the commission s head resigned in the wake of personnel controversy

NATO vows to stick by Afghans as they take control

May 22, 2012 - 6:08 AM

At a summit declaration NATO leaders ratify an irreversible roadmap to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by end of 2014

Obama urges 'more effective coordination' in eurozone

May 22, 2012 - 6:03 AM

President Obama says that the Greek debt crisis has an impact on the US

Obama is first gay president? Newsweek not sorry

May 15, 2012 - 8:11 AM

Some groups criticize Newsweek for its publicity seeking cover on Obama saying it smells of desperation from old media

Gays cheer, critics condemn Obama on same-sex marriage

May 10, 2012 - 6:59 AM

US President Barack Obama says he supports same sex marriage prompting cheers and jeers from an electorate

US foils Al-Qaeda bomb plot against airliner

May 08, 2012 - 6:54 AM

Al Qaeda s Yemen branch plotted to blow up an airliner but was foiled by the US

Obama on surprise trip to Afghanistan, signs peace deal

May 02, 2012 - 6:11 AM

US President Barack Obama landed in Afghanistan May 2 under a veil of secrecy to sign a peace deal

Obama tight-lipped on Chinese dissident's whereabouts

May 01, 2012 - 8:59 AM

President Barack Obama declined to confirm that Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was holed up under US protection in Beijing

Japan PM in US to turn page for alliance

Apr 30, 2012 - 6:43 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda begins a 3 day visit to the US after a deal on a thorny troop dispute