Obama Administration | Washington Week

Washington Week

Award-winning reporting and analysis

Obama Administration

News You Need to Know

Obama’s Gulf gambit: More military aid to allies could ease regional rifts with Iran

April 21, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post
President Obama promised Gulf Arab allies weapons and support Thursday to counter Iranian influence in the region even as he pushed them to be open to dialogue and diplomacy with their longtime rival.
News You Need to Know

Biden to critics: We had 8 atom bombs land on our desk

April 20, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
Joe Biden has been an influential figure in American politics for more than four decades. He won a U.S. Senate seat from Delaware in 1972, and took office the following year despite losing his wife and young daughter to a post-election auto accident.
News You Need to Know

Obama's big damage-control tour

April 19, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
President Barack Obama will drop in on three of America's most important allies this week, possibly for the last time. But he isn't expecting an adoring reception in any of them. The U.S. relationship with all three nations is distressed, and Obama will be doing more than a little damage control.
News You Need to Know

Donald Trump is bad news for the GOP, but he's great for Obama

April 18, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
President Obama's standing in the eyes of the American people has recovered after a three-year slump — and that's good news for Hillary Clinton.
News You Need to Know

U.S.-Saudi Tensions in Focus as Barack Obama Visits Mideast This Week

April 18, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia this week at a low point in relations between Washington and Riyadh that are likely only to be set on a different course by whoever is elected to the White House in November.
Webcast Extra

States selecting RNC delegates, GOP meets in Florida, Obama's election-year agenda & a woman on the $10 bill

April 15, 2016
Ted Cruz sets himself up for success with delegates at the state level. Plus, why the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" may be slowing progress of updating the $10 bill.
News You Need to Know

Obama Describes Syrian Cease-Fire as ‘Tenuous’

April 14, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the negotiated cease-fire in Syria is “tenuous” and has been repeatedly violated by the Assad regime.
News You Need to Know

A new memorial to tell ‘the story of a century of courageous activism by American women’

April 12, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama paid homage to women's equality Tuesday, designating the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, a historic house on Capitol Hill that has housed the National Woman's Party since 1929, as a national monument.
Subscribe to Obama Administration