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Jokowi's Obama Problem

Stanley Weiss | Posted 12.07.2013 | Home
Stanley Weiss

WASHINGTON--In 1949, a young press attaché was dispatched from Jakarta to New York, with the difficult task of convincing the American public to supp...

PHOTOS: Looking Good, Mr. President!

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

Thank goodness! After specifically skipping the chance to wear a Hawaiian shirt in Hawaii, President Obama has fulfilled our "silly presidential fa...

Pat Robertson: Obama Has A Muslim 'Inclination'

Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

Televangelist Pat Robertson revived conspiratorial talk about President Obama's childhood Thursday, claiming that he was driven by some sort of Muslim...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the ongoing implosion of a once-likable figure who gave a crazy interview, refused to apologize, and made it worse the more he kept talking. I'm referring, of course, to Mike Huckabee (sorry, Charlie) -- who, in an interview with a birther radio host, repeatedly claimed that Obama's worldview, particularly "his view of the Brits," was shaped by "having grown up in Kenya." When it was pointed out that Obama never even visited Kenya until 1987, Huckabee claimed he'd misspoken and meant to say Indonesia -- even though it was a Dutch, not a British, colony. This pandering to the worst elements of the Obama-hating fringe is especially disappointing because Huckabee has previously dared to speak eloquently against immigrant bashing and in favor of poverty fighting. Now he'd rather channel his inner Dan Quayle and criticize unwed-but-pregnant Natalie Portman. Maybe he misspoke and meant to slam Bristol Palin.

What Obama Missed in Indonesia

Angilee Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Angilee Shah

In Indonesia, people of all faiths have the right to worship, but in practice they struggle with their feelings about minority religions and might even protest the existence of a house of worship.

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes On Obama's Asia Tour

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama returned to the U.S. Sunday after a 10 day tour of Asia that took him through India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. From the region...

Week In Review: Nov. 7 - Nov. 14 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The second week of November 2010 saw the return of some familiar faces. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was moved back to his Sycamore Ra...

The Biggest Lies About Islam

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Azeem Ibrahim

I spend a lot of time in the US, and it is striking how pundits and columnists repeatedly get away with making claims about Muslims and Islam which fuel mistrust between Muslim countries and the West.

Palin Brings the Cookies -- Then Starts a Holy War Over 2012

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Bunch

Sounding more like a potential 2012 candidate than ever, Palin bets the winning argument in two years will be an emphasis on restoring American exceptionalism in the world and on faith -- specifically, Judeo-Christian faith -- at home.

PHOTOS: Obama Visits Indonesia's Largest Mosque

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Barack Obama visited Indonesia's largest mosque during his trip to the world's largest majority Muslim nation, reports the AP. The visit to ...

PHOTOS: One Airplane, Two Looks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

First Lady Michelle Obama left India this morning to head off to Indonesia -- but not so fast, you knew there'd be an outfit change involved. Mich...

Watch, Cringe and Cry

Sophie Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sophie Richardson

On a Saturday night in late October, the Indonesian Embassy in Washington hosted a special screening of the movie "Eat Pray Love," in which Julia Robe...

Obama vs. The Volcano

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ABC News has learned that because of the dangerous clouds of ash spewing from an Indonesian volcano, 48 hours before Air Force One is due to touch dow...

Poll Shows False Obama Beliefs a Function of Partisanship

Adam Berinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adam Berinsky

Partisan differences in beliefs about Obama's citizenship indicate that the uncertainty about Obama's background is politically motivated.

'Little Obama': The President Portrayed as 'The Karate Kid' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

You win this round, Jaden Smith. Two movies updating the saga that is "The Karate Kid" have been released and the one called "Little Obama" has someho...

Christian, Muslim Schools Battle Over Who Gets To Claim Obama In Indonesia

washingtonpost.com | Andrew Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JAKARTA, INDONESIA -- Long shadowed in the United States by dark rumors that he attended a radical Muslim school while growing up in Indonesia, Presid...

Gulf Oil Spill: Will Obama Go to Indonesia or Stay Home and Deal With the Disaster?

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Guttman

The vast majority of Americans do not see a president who is angry enough for them. Going to Indonesia in a few weeks would be a huge slap in the face to everyone living along the Gulf Coast.

'Little Obama' Movie Coming Soon: Indonesian Film Portrays President Obama As Youngster

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BANDUNG, Indonesia - Young Barry Obama is struggling with his pingpong shot. Or rather, 12-year-old Hasan Faruq Ali is struggling to play left-handed...

New PHOTOS Of Obama's Childhood In Indonesia Emerge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A childhood friend of Barack Obama's in Indonesia has given never before seen photographs of a young Obama to the Associated Press ahead of the presid...

Indonesia Might Tear Down Obama Statue

Talking Points Memo | Jillian Rayfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Indonesian officials are considering a petition that calls for a bronze statue in Jakarta of a young Barack Obama to be torn down. Last month, a bron...

Obama and the End of the "Clash of Civilizations"

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

The principles of Islam and the principles established in America's founding documents are not that far apart. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are Islamic principles, too.

Obama To Visit Jakarta, Indonesia

The Australian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

US President Barack Obama will make a much-awaited visit to Jakarta this year, his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has confirmed. Spe...

Hillary Appears On "Awesome" Teen Show In Indonesia (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During her diplomatic expedition through Asia this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an appearance on the set of an Indonesian teen show i...

Pirates of Somalia

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Margolis

They are 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and cute little Johnny Depps they are not. This year alone, brazen Somali pirates have attacked 95 vessels. The corsairs still hold 16 ships and up to 300 sailors.

Obama Described By People Who Know Him Best From Hawaii To Senate

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Schoolfriends remember his love for comic books, basketball and teasing the girls. A former boss recalls him as a young man running a community projec...