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Barack Obama

  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Not long after being appointed U.S. secretary of State, Hillary Clinton flew to China for her first important diplomatic encounter abroad. She emphasized mutual national interests, like trade and climate policy, just as President Barack Obama later did on his first presidential trip to China.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
A feature article in USA Today stated: "With President Obama presiding over an historic session, the UN Security Council unanimously approved a U.S. sponsored resolution ... committing all nations to work for a nuclear weapons-free world. Russia, China and developing nations supported the measure, giving it global clout and strong political backing" (Associated Press, "UN Aim: Nuclear-Free World...
  • by Mike Bennett
Far too many American young people enter adulthood unprepared. Teachers, mayors, parents and even the president have a role in changing this, but ultimately the students themselves must take ownership of their education, both in school and throughout life.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
LGBT is an acronym that stands for "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender." You'll probably be seeing it more often in the coming months, especially after U.S. President Barack Obama declared June 2009 "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month" for the United States.
  • by Darris McNeely
It was evident from the setting that the new American president will take a different approach to the "special relationship" between America and Britain.
  • by Howard Davis
President-elect Barack Obama and his supporters are ecstatic. His millions of campaign signs have promised "Change is Coming!" But in our fast paced world of inevitable challenges that honeymoon mood—the affection a new president receives from the public in the afterglow of victory—could quickly disappear in 2009.