The actions of Obama and Pope Francis are a resounding rejection of foreign and domestic policy agendas being put forward by Republican leaders.
Obama's Kenyan paternal family background made his presence in the country as much a homecoming as a state visit.
Sixteen Democratic members have called on Obama to withdraw sanctions on seven Venezuelan government officials.
The mayor of Nago City, Okinawa, wants Americans to help him stop construction of a U.S. military base in his small city. He traveled to the U.S. last week to make his case.
The two discussed the plight of the poor as well as regions of conflict and the elusive nature of peace around the world.
Attending a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. The encounter was surely revealing about the past, and maybe about the future.
The fact that the president is exercising caution at this point is, for many, a positive change from the Bush-Cheney approach.
The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.
President Obama attended the sixth Summit of the Americas over the weekend in Cartagena, Colombia, where he and regional leaders wrestled over a range of politically sensitive issues.
A long-awaited and controversial trade pact between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea came into effect on March 15.