The U.S. and Israel and the art of relationship maintenance
March 19th, 2013
10:22 AM ET
1 year ago

The U.S. and Israel and the art of relationship maintenance

Jerusalem (CNN) - It is not a word used often in Israel, but the country's President Shimon Peres sounds downright zen when asked about the personal frostiness between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"I think it is more appearance than reality," Peres told CNN in an interview Tuesday morning. "You cannot adopt personal relations to political leadership. You have to face the situation and put aside your own personal feelings."
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Filed under: Israel • President Obama
March 19th, 2013
07:26 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama heads to Israel with few expectations, many questions

Jerusalem (CNN) – The banners hanging on Israeli street corners boast of the "Unbreakable Alliance" with the United States, and the Stars and Stripes is flying side by side with the Star of David all across Jerusalem.

It is a proud moment for the host nation. But as President Barack Obama heads to Israel and the West Bank for the first time since moving into the White House, there is no expectation of any significant policy breakthroughs and countless questions about his frosty relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Filed under: Israel • President Obama
February 13th, 2013
06:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Will Obama's speech help bipartisanship?

(CNN) - CNN's John King breaks down what parts of Obama's State of the Union address could gain support from House Republicans.

February 11th, 2013
07:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama's second act: Why State of Union speech may do little to fix Washington

Washington (CNN) – It is the second big speech of his presidency's second act, but there is little or nothing to suggest President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address offers any hope of a new beginning or a new spirit in divided Washington.

Consider the vast partisan differences in expectations.

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Filed under: President Obama • State of the Union
January 23rd, 2013
06:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Politics behind women in combat

(CNN) - CNN's John King examines President Barack Obama's second term agenda and House Speaker John Boehner's criticism that he's trying to "annihilate the Republican Party."


Filed under: Military
A tale of two terms: Obama's unfinished business and battles ahead
January 20th, 2013
02:57 PM ET
2 years ago

A tale of two terms: Obama's unfinished business and battles ahead

Washington (CNN) – What a difference.

Barack Obama assumed the presidency four years ago on a day full of history and hope. The second time around there is less hype, far lower expectations, and no illusions about the capital's political climate.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN’s apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Follow our real-time Inauguration Day live blog at cnn.com/conversation. Need other reasons to watch inauguration coverage on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.

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Filed under: Inauguration • President Obama
November 2nd, 2012
12:56 PM ET
2 years ago

King: Battleground Colorado - 'Everyone is on edge'

Editor's note: The 2012 presidential race is CNN Chief National Correspondent John King's seventh campaign. King is traveling through battleground states, where the election will be decided, to find the voters who will determine whether President Barack Obama gets a second term or if the country needs the change in direction that Mitt Romney represents.

Denver (CNN) - After covering seven presidential campaigns, you might think you have seen it all. But two firsts in Colorado on Thursday: drive-through voting and a presidential ballot with the option of voting for Roseanne Barr.

The drive-through action was in downtown Denver, part of a Colorado early voting rush that is likely to account for more than half of the ballots cast in this presidential battleground.

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado
October 26th, 2012
07:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Battlegrounds: 'It's all about northern Virginia'

Editor's note: The 2012 presidential race is CNN Chief National Correspondent John King's seventh campaign. King is traveling through battleground states, where the election will be decided, to find the voters who will determine whether President Barack Obama gets a second term or if the country needs the change in direction that Mitt Romney represents.

Dumfries, Virginia (CNN) – Retiree Robert Stevens says he often turns off the television when the attack ads appear, and he hangs up the phone when it's a presidential campaign calling.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Virginia
John King: Stakes enormous in second debate
October 16th, 2012
06:30 AM ET
2 years ago

John King: Stakes enormous in second debate

Washington (CNN) - The expectations are very different for Obama vs. Romney, Round 2. And the stakes are enormous.

Democrats are nervous. A race many of them thought was a lock just a few weeks ago is now a dead heat, the momentum with the other side.

Watch CNN's coverage of Tuesday's presidential debate starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Web users can become video editors with a new clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter. Click here for 13 reasons to watch the debate only on CNN.

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Filed under: Presidential Debate
October 10th, 2012
07:33 PM ET
2 years ago

King: VP debate no game-changer, but could shift momentum

(CNN) - Yes, the debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan is sure to be entertaining, and it comes at an important moment in a highly competitive presidential campaign. But let's not get carried away.

Some healthy context, courtesy of Republican pollster Whit Ayres: "Dan Quayle got his clock cleaned in his VP debate and still ended up as vice president."

Tune to CNN for Thursday's vice presidential debate coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Web users can become video editors with a new clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Paul Ryan • Vice presidential debate
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