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Foreign Official Acknowledges Strains With Obama

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, July 22 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged his relations with U.S. President...

Presidential Turkey Pardon: It's Time for This Thanksgiving Tradition to Go

Ani Satz | Posted 01.21.2013 | Home
Ani Satz

Though played for laughs, the presidential turkey pardon makes a mockery of extreme animal suffering.

PHOTOS: Obama Pardons National Turkey

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama performed an annual rite of presidents on Wednesday, pardoning a pair of turkeys on Thanksgiving eve and cracking joke...

Atheist House Candidate Up Against Pillar of Prayer Caucus

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barrett Brown

There are probably a great many atheists and agnostics in Congress, and most of those keep their religious opinions secret; polls routinely show that atheists are mistrusted more than any other group.

Why Turkey Matters

Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Sarro

Turkey's economy is likely to continue to grow, as will its significance to the region. Whether Turkey's rise will benefit all of its citizens, along with the West, will depend on Washington.

Turkey Warns US Over Armenian Genocide Vote

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey warned the Obama administration on Friday of diplomatic consequences if it doesn't quash a congressional resolution that...

Obama Needs Turkey: An Explanation

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Fein

Turkey will be instrumental in advancing Obama's non-proliferation agenda as regards Iran. In sum, it is a state upon which Obama's legacy depends.

Obama's Caucasus Diplomacy Flies Under Radar

Jeffrey Mankoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Mankoff

The furor over the Nobel Peace Prize has obscured what may stand as one of the Obama administration's first real diplomatic triumphs: clinching an accord to normalize relations between Turkey and Armenia.

Obama Turkey Pardon: Thanksgiving At The White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"You know, there are certain days that remind me of why I ran for this office," President Obama declared while standing outside the White House on Wed...

Pardoned White House Turkey Slays Nine

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In a potentially embarrassing situation for the Obama White House, a turkey pardoned by President Obama earlier this week went on a killing spree on Thanksgiving, killing nine.

Obama and the End of the "Clash of Civilizations"

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Getting Back to Work Following the U.S.-Turkey Visit

Suat Kiniklioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suat Kiniklioglu

My colleagues and I in the Turkish Parliament are rolling up our sleeves because we feel it is time to channel the excitement of our new beginning into a momentum for real partnership.

Turkish Anchor Reports On Obama In Blackface (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Turkish news anchor wore dark face paint while he reported on President Obama's trip to the country. Watch: A rough translation: "Welcome, Mr. ...

Obama Charms Many Muslims, Arabs During First Venture Into Islamic World

AP | LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — The Middle East is finding, to its amazement, that it may actually like America's new leader. Barack Obama has impressed many Arabs and ...

Obama Still Planning Major Speech In Islamic Capital

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In its report on President Obama's trip to Turkey, the New York Times notes that the speech in Ankara was not the major speech in an Islamic capital h...

Jason Linkins

Republican Caller Tells Limbaugh: "You're A Brainwashed Nazi" (AUDIO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Monitor Cathy Talbot tipped us off to an on-air smackdown that transpired today between Rush Limbaugh and one of his callers, who criticized the...

Obama In Istanbul: Visits Mosque, Reaches Out To Turkish Youth

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL, Turkey — President Barack Obama heralded a "new chapter of American engagement" with the world on Tuesday and vowed to forge new relat...

Jason Linkins

Washington Post: Obama "Helped Fuel" Rumors That He's A Secret Muslim | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'd call it hysterical, if it weren't simply more indicative of a lazy attempt at provocation. The idea that Obama caused these particular smears to come into being is nonsensical.

Obama In Turkey: Meets With Leaders, Addresses Parliament

AP | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANKARA, Turkey — Declaring the U.S. "is not and never will be at war with Islam," President Barack Obama worked Monday to mend frayed ties with ...

Syrian Arrested For Obama Assassination Plot: Reports

Jerusalem Post | JPOST.COM STAFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Turkish security services have arrested a Syrian man who was planning to assassinate US President Barack Obama during his current trip to Turkey, the ...

Turkey's Evolving Role In Middle East Diplomacy

Council on Foreign Relations | Steven A. Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As President Obama arrives in Ankara, he will find a Turkish government eager to play an influential role in the Middle East. While Turkey has m...

Arthur Delaney

Obama: U.S. "Not A Christian Nation Or A Jewish Nation Or A Muslim Nation" (VIDEO) | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a press conference in Turkey, President Obama casually rebuked the old chestnut that the United States is a Judeo-Christian nation. "One of the gr...

Obama Arrives In Turkey For Two-Day Visit

Washington Post | Kevin Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama touched down in this Turkish capital Sunday night for a two-day visit at the tail end of a maiden overseas trip that has stretched fro...

Obama in Istanbul: Test for the West

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

The new Obama administration has assigned such pivotal importance to Turkey because it is the great experiment in the world today of both non-Western and post-secular modernity.

Obamas Arrive In London, First Leg Of Europe Trip (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: LONDON - President Barack Obama has arrived in Europe, with a hefty economic and political agenda for his first journey across the Atlantic s...