Obama administration

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The Afghanistan Papers review: superb exposé of a war built on lies
Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post used freedom of information to produce the definitive US version of the war

Julian Borger

05, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Trump spied on journalists. So did Obama. America needs more press freedom now | Trevor Timm
Before Trump, Obama’s justice department did more to hurt press freedom than any administration since Nixon. Here’s how we stop history repeating

Trevor Timm

15, Jun, 2021 @10:19 AM

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Biden's $1.9tn Covid relief bill marks an end to four decades of Reaganism | Analysis
Analysis: Reagan’s presidency undermined faith in government. The stimulus package helps restore FDR’s legacy

David Smith in Washington

10, Mar, 2021 @7:20 PM

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The Ten Year War review: Obamacare, Trump and Biden's battles yet to come
Jonathan Cohn’s study of the fight for healthcare coverage delivers depth, dish and much for Democrats to ponder

Lloyd Green

21, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Joe Biden says ‘this is not a third Obama term’ in first sit-down interview
Although his list of cabinet nominees included many Obama-era alumni, Joe Biden said the challenges facing him were unique

Maanvi Singh

25, Nov, 2020 @2:02 AM

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Trump justice department forces out top FBI lawyer in Flynn case – report
NBC News reports general counsel Dana Boente forced out on Friday, as Flynn transcripts show he discussed sanctions with Russian envoy

Martin Pengelly in New York

30, May, 2020 @9:52 PM

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'Gross incompetence at highest levels': ex-Obama adviser blasts Trump's Covid response
Samantha Power also tells online Hay festival that former US administration underestimated how ‘ripped off’ Americans felt

Alison Flood

29, May, 2020 @1:13 PM

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Exclusive: US has three months to rebuild medical supplies stockpile, Obama administration scientists warn
A seven-page report from the former president’s science advisers is an implicit criticism of Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic

Ed Pilkington in New York

21, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'Obamagate': Trump seeks to draw Biden into conspiracy theory
Republican senators demand hearings after intelligence director releases names in Michael Flynn surveillance case

David Smith in Washington

14, May, 2020 @1:04 AM

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China reports possible new wave of Covid-19 cases; Greece extends migrant camp lockdown – as it happened
Germany sees infections rise again after easing lockdown; France to end lockdown on Monday; White House advisers self-quarantine. This blog is now closed

Clea Skopeliti (now); Nazia Parveen, Mattha Busby and Eleanor Ainge Roy (earlier)

11, May, 2020 @12:05 AM

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ICYMI: Australian news you may have missed this week during the coronavirus crisis
Angus Taylor’s office and the false City of Sydney document, Obama White House v Tony Abbott, Eden-Monaro byelection

Luke Henriques-Gomes

01, May, 2020 @11:47 PM

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Obama White House team watched Julia Gillard's misogyny speech when annoyed at Tony Abbott
Former Obama adviser says Australian PM was ‘very sure of himself without knowing what he was talking about’

Daniel Hurst

29, Apr, 2020 @8:00 PM

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