President Obama - updates

Rappler's latest stories on President Obama


Duterte avoided Obama at APEC to prevent 'awkward situation'

Dec 13, 2016 - 7:36 AM

I did not have a bum stomach; do not believe it That was just an excuse says President Rodrigo Duterte who had been criticized for missing key events in his first APEC meeting

'AWKWARD SITUATION.' Now it can be told: President Duterte deliberately skipped APEC summit events to avoid interacting with US President Barack Obama

Cubs win best thing since sliced bread for fans: Obama

Nov 04, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Despite being a Chicago White Sox fan US president Barack Obama knows how big of a deal it is that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series

Obama joins stars, rivals in tributes to Arnold Palmer's legacy

Sep 26, 2016 - 1:37 PM

Many mourn the death of the US golf legend but also celebrate his legacy

TRIBUTE. US President Barack Obama (L) pays tribute to the late iconic US golfer Arnold Palmer (5th from right). Photo from the White House via @POTUS on Twitter

LISTEN: Here's what's on Barack Obama's summer 2016 playlist

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:04 AM

The US president is listening to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Common Fiona Apple Janet Jackson and more on his annual family holiday

ON VACATION. United States President Barack Obama waves to the assembled press as he and first lady Michelle Obama depart the White House on August 6, 2016 to travel to Martha's Vineyard. On Spotify, Obama releases two vacation playlists. Photo by Ron Sachs/EPA

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Jun 30, 2016 - 3:38 PM

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Indonesia adamant terror mastermind won't return from Guantanamo

Mar 11, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Indonesia does not want one of the country s most notorious terrorists Hambali returned home should the United States close the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention center

DETAINED. A file photograph showing men dressed in orange coveralls, alleged al-Qaida and Taliban combatants captured in Afghanistan washing before midday prayers at controversial Camp X-Ray, where they are being held in cages at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 27 January 2002. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/EPA

Obama tackles race, guns in eulogy for Charleston pastor

Jun 27, 2015 - 6:46 AM

UPDATED Obama having seen previous initiatives to control gun ownership fail in Congress has expressed anger and declared that at some point America would have to act

Obama 'committed' to two-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

Mar 14, 2015 - 6:55 PM

US Secretary of State says President Obama remains committed to a two state solution

CENSORSHIP? US President Barack Obama says US will respond to the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has enough information to conclude North Korea is behind the attack. File photo by Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

Obama 'embarrassed' for Iran letter signatories

Mar 14, 2015 - 4:55 AM

47 Senate Republicans – including several potential 2016 presidential candidates – sign the open letter

How to fight ISIS? Build communities

Feb 23, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism mobilizes community partners religious groups academic institutions and the private sector to create a counter terrorist environment

After Obama, let's welcome Xi Jinping!

Apr 29, 2014 - 9:10 AM

The Philippines would have to accept the fact that it is just a pawn in the larger scheme of things between US and China relations

#DearObama: What would you tell the US President?

Apr 21, 2014 - 2:25 PM

The world s most powerful man does read letters sent to him

Fil-Am soldier at Fort Hood: 'We thought it was a rehearsal'

Apr 03, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Pinoy US Army Soldier was 5 blocks away from the scene of the shooting at Fort Hood Texas USA He thought it was an exercise

FORT HOOD. This November 7, 2009 file photo the main gate to Fort Hood military base in Texas. Fort Hood ordered all staff to take shelter April 2, 2014 amid media reports of an active shooting situation that left several people wounded. Paul J. Richards/AFP

Obama: Shutdown encouraged US foes, depressed friends

Oct 18, 2013 - 8:09 AM

There are no winners here says US President Barack Obama

GOVERNMENT STALLED. The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

Obama vows US 'will do more' against climate change

Jun 19, 2013 - 10:47 PM

US President Barack Obama vows his country will do more to address climate change

AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE. US President Barack Obama vows his country will do more to address climate change. Photo by AFP

Obama warns against 'losing' jobless generation

Jun 19, 2013 - 10:00 PM

US President Barack Obama says rising youth unemployment should be priority to avoid losing a generation

BATTLE UNEMPLOYMENT. US President Barack Obama says rising youth unemployment should be priority to avoid "losing" a generation. Photo by AFP

Obama on failed gun reform: 'Shameful'

Apr 18, 2013 - 6:56 AM

A deeply emotional President Obama accuses the firearms lobby of lying to doom reforms

White House photo.

Chinese military behind hackings?

Feb 19, 2013 - 2:12 PM

American computer security firm Mandiant points to the possibility of a long standing hacking group being a Chinese military unit

APT1 ACTIVITY. The activity of the most prolific Advanced Persistent Threat in cybersecurity. Screen shot from Mandiant report.

Obama: Transform ceasefires into lasting settlements

Nov 20, 2012 - 7:16 AM

Reforms launched from the top of society must meet the aspirations of citizens who form its foundation

OBAMA IN YANGON. US President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Yangon in Yangon on November 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Ye Aung Thu

Deeply divided U.S. votes for next leader

Nov 06, 2012 - 1:04 PM

Rappler s Carmela Fonbuena reports from Ohio one of the battleground states in the United States most expensive presidential election so far

Would Romney be a better ally of PH?

Oct 31, 2012 - 2:59 PM

Rappler interviews Sen John McCain on why Filipino Americans should choose Gov Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States

PH-US RELATIONS: Who will become the better ally of the Philippines?

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 names envoy to Myanmar, eases investment curbs

May 18, 2012 - 10:28 AM

The US ambassador to Myanmar will be the first American envoy to the country in 22 years