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What They’re Saying: Obama’s Foreign Policy To-Do List

by Newsteam Staff
U.S. President Obama places a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012. (Jonathan Ernst /Courtesy Reuters) U.S. President Obama places a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012. (Jonathan Ernst /Courtesy Reuters)
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In the Washington Post, David Ignatius details the decisions President Obama will have to make on China, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Middle East in his second term. He writes: Read more »

Views From Abroad: China and a Roundup of Debate Opinions

by Newsteam Staff
Shaolin martial arts students perform in the opening ceremony of the 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou October 21, 2012. (China Daily/Courtesy Reuters) Shaolin martial arts students perform in the opening ceremony of the 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou October 21, 2012. (China Daily/Courtesy Reuters)

In this week’s Views, we head to China, where Wu Qianli writes for Caixin Media about what he sees as a lack of attention given to Asian-Americans by both President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney: Read more »

Midday Update: Romney Courts Coal Voters

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: A young girl listens as President Obama speaks during a campaign rally October 23, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: A young girl listens as President Obama speaks during a campaign rally October 23, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters)

GOP nominee Mitt Romney has been using support of the coal industry to try and woo voters in coal-producing swing states (USAToday) that have been vocal opponents of the Obama administration’s clean energy policies. Read more »

Views From Abroad: Israel’s Effect on the Campaign

by Newsteam Staff
A Jewish worshipper leans on the stones of the Western Wall during prayers July 29, 2012. (Baz Ratner/Courtesy Reuters) A Jewish worshipper leans on the stones of the Western Wall during prayers July 29, 2012. (Baz Ratner/Courtesy Reuters)

On this week’s Views from Abroad, we head to Israel, where two hot topics are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s U.S. visit and GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s leaked comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Read more »

Midday Update: Poll, Many Voters Like Mideast Response

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: US Secretary of State Clinton meets with Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi in Washington September 18, 2012. (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: US Secretary of State Clinton meets with Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi in Washington September 18, 2012. (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters)

A Pew Research Center poll released yesterday showed that among voters who followed the news about the attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East, nearly half (45 percent) approve of President Obama’s handling of the situation, while 36 percent disapprove. Read more »

Midday Update: Campaigns Head Into Home Stretch

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Delegates in the crowd during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Delegates in the crowd during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

President Barack Obama officially accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president (WashPost) on the last night of the convention Thursday, delivering a speech that included appeals to voters for more time to shepherd the United States through a slow economic recovery and to continue improving its global standing while warning of the setbacks (NYT) that would come with a Republican presidency. Read more »

Midday Update: Dems Vote for Obama, Jerusalem Text Added

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Delegates at the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 5, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Delegates at the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 5, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

Democrats formally–and unanimously–voted to make President Barack Obama their party’s 2012 presidential candidate Wednesday (TheHill) after former president Bill Clinton’s nomination speech (WashPost). Read more »

Midday Update: Julian Castro Courts Latinos for Obama

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Delegates wave during the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012 (Rick Wilking/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012 (Rick Wilking/Courtesy Reuters).

At Tuesday night’s Democratic Convention, keynote speaker, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, urged Latino voters to support President Barack Obama’s reelection effort because of his action to “lift the shadow of deportation” for a generation of young immigrants (Bloomberg). Read more »

Midday Update: Obama Touts Education’s Economic Role

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice-presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), in Manchester, New Hampshire August 20, 2012 (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Manchester, New Hampshire August 20, 2012 (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters).

President Barack Obama is expected use a two-day campaign trip to Ohio and Nevada to outline his differences with Mitt Romney on education and its role in U.S. competitiveness (WSJ). Read more »

Israel Update: Examining Obama’s Uneasy Relations

by Newsteam Staff
U.S. visitors stand in front of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City November 6, 2011 (Baz Ratner/Courtesy Reuters). U.S. visitors stand in front of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City November 6, 2011 (Baz Ratner/Courtesy Reuters).

President Barack Obama’s challenges with the U.S.-Israel relationship continue to generate talk on the campaign trail as his GOP rival Mitt Romney’s trip to the region draws near. Read more »