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On Final Asia Trip, Obama Faces Tests to U.S. Power

September 8, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
One of President Barack Obama’s final turns on the international stage before leaving office spotlighted how some world leaders are testing the limits of U.S. power just months before a new American administration.
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Syria stalemate and Philippine leader's cursing vex Obama on Asia trip

September 6, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
Lack of trust between the U.S. and Russia is getting in the way of possible cooperation to stop the violence in Syria, President Obama said Monday, adding that he nevertheless plans to keep trying against the odds.
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Obama's final major trip to Asia is unlikely to be the victory lap he hoped for

September 2, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama’s 10th and final trip to Asia while in office is unlikely to be the triumph of his major foreign policy initiative that he once envisioned.

Trump Clinches Republican Nomination, Clinton's Email Troubles Continue and Obama’s Historic Visit to Hiroshima

May 27, 2016
Donald Trump surpassed the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination while Hillary Clinton continues to deal with fallout over her private email server.
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The Libertarian Ticket, Delegate Count Puts Trump Over the Top and Clinton Staffers Role in Email Investigation

May 27, 2016
As Libertarians meet to pick their nominee for president, Gary Johnson seen as the likely candidate.
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In historic visit to Hiroshima, Obama calls on the world to morally evolve

May 27, 2016
Christi Parsons, Julie Makinen | Los Angeles Times
President Obama paid somber tribute in Hiroshima Friday.
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Obama Reasserts Hope for TPP Passage This Year

May 26, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama told a crowd of young Vietnamese entrepreneurs that he hopes to see a new 12-nation trade pact ratified this year. Mr. Obama, speaking during a question-and-answer session on the last day of his visit to Vietnam, said the Trans-Pacific Partnership will raise labor and environmental standards across Southeast Asia while giving the region an economic jolt.
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Obama touts his vision for deeper U.S. relationship with Vietnam: 'Hearts can change'

May 24, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama held up a generation of Vietnam War veterans as an inspiration for young Vietnamese people on Tuesday, arguing they are proof that “hearts can change” and urging the two nations to move from conflict to partnership.
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