Obama rested and ready for clash with Republicans
November 14th, 2010
04:50 PM ET

Obama rested and ready for clash with Republicans

Washington (CNN) – After a shellacking at home, it was nine grueling days on the road in Asia, or as President Obama himself put it with a laugh, "Around the world - in less than 80 days."

But when Obama showed up unexpectedly in the press cabin of Air Force One Sunday afternoon after a long flight of about 14 hours home from Japan, I was one of the few reporters onboard and he looked rested and ready to face off with Republican leaders on tax cuts on other issues.
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Topics: AF1 • Asia • President Obama • The News • Uncategorized
November 13th, 2010
05:21 AM ET

Final briefing on President's trip to Asia

Delivered by National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes at the Yokohama Bay Sheraton Press Filing Center in Yokohama, Japan

MR. RHODES: Thanks, Mike. Thanks, everybody. We had a good morning this morning with bilateral meetings with Japan and Australia. The President has gone into APEC leaders meetings, and the rest of today he'll have APEC leaders meeting this afternoon; then there’s a cultural program tonight, followed by a dinner that the President will attend.
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Topics: APEC • Asia • Japan • Press Briefing • The Vault
Does placement matter?
November 12th, 2010
12:30 AM ET

Does placement matter?

In 2009, President Obama was smack dab in the middle of the G-20 class photo.  In 2008, former President George W. Bush was front and center.  Should we read anything into this year's placement of Obama?


Topics: Asia • G-20 • President Obama • South Korea • The Buzz
November 11th, 2010
06:10 AM ET

Video: First lady's Asia trip

(CNN) – In Mumbai, India, we saw first lady Michelle Obama play the tambourine, dance, and even kick off her shoes to play hopscotch with children.  In New Delhi, India, she toured the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum with children and checked out textiles and necklaces at the crafts center.  She put some stylish outfits together, too.

We've been sharing these moments throughout the trip but check out this video by CNN.com producer LaTrina White, which includes highlights from India but also the first lady's Veterans Day surprise to troops in Germany.

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Topics: Asia • Germany • India • Michelle Obama • The Family • Uncategorized
November 11th, 2010
03:36 AM ET

Remarks by President Obama honoring Veterans Day

Delivered at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Yongsan!

AUDIENCE: Hoaa! (Applause.)
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Topics: Asia • South Korea • The Visuals • Veterans Day
Remarks by President Obama and President Hu of China
November 11th, 2010
02:59 AM ET

Remarks by President Obama and President Hu of China

Delivered before their bilateral meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea PRESIDENT OBAMA: Just to address the press very quickly. It’s wonderful to see Program Hu once again. We were just noting that it’s the seventh time we’ve had an opportunity to meet. And the U.S.-China relationship I think has become stronger over the last several years.
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Topics: Asia • China • G-20 • President Obama • The Vault
G-20 Protests
November 11th, 2010
02:25 AM ET

G-20 Protests


Topics: Asia • G-20 • The Visuals