New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler takes us behind the speeches and press conferences, to the Situation Room debates and picnic-table lunches, where Obama and Clinton honed their two competing worldviews: his, cautious, inward-looking, suffused with a sense of limits; hers, muscular, optimistic, unabashedly old-fashioned.
"Lots of Anecdotes"
"Obama Meets Erdogan in Bid to Patch up Differences with Turkey" is from the September 04, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Clinton's 15,000 New Emails to Get Timetable for Release" is from the August 22, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Speaking to a rapturous crowd that recalled the excitement of his path-breaking campaign in 2008, Obama said he believed even the deepest ideological divides could be bridged. His words were nevertheless etched with frustration — a blunt coda to a remarkable day that laid bare many of the racial crosscurrents in the country.
"Obama, in Dallas, Seeks to Console and Reassure" is from the July 12, 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by Gardiner Harris and Mark Landler and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Obama Takes Crusade against Opioids on Road" is from the March 29, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and narrated by Caroline Miller.
As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering a U.S. aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal and give President Donald Trump more options in responding to the North’s provocative behavior.The problem was, the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the four other warships in its strike force were at that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula.
"Aircraft Carrier Wasn't Sailing to Deter North Korea, as U.S. Suggested" is from the April 18, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Trump’s message captures his quandary in dealing with the nuclear threat from North Korea: Only China, with its economic leverage over its neighbor, can realistically force a change in the behavior of North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong Un.
"Trump Says China Will Get Better Trade Deal If It Solves ‘North Korean Problem’" is from the April 11, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Kushner’s central role reflects the peculiar nature not only of this first meeting between Trump and Xi, but also of the broader relationship between the United States and China in the early days of the Trump administration. It is at once highly personal and bluntly transactional — a strategy that carries significant risks, experts said, given the economic and security issues that divide the countries.
President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the president of China, will take each other’s measure Thursday as they meet for the first time to discuss trade tensions, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and other issues.
"Trump and Xi’s First Meeting: How Long Will the Cordiality Last?" is from the April 06, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael D. Shear and Mark Landler and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
The president’s first address to Congress came after a turbulent debut on the world stage, when he unnerved allies with erratic statements on diplomatic issues and tempestuous phone calls with foreign leaders. But in many ways, it reflected his administration’s return to convention on several issues: support for allies in Europe and Asia, resistance to Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank, and fidelity to the “One China” policy.
The Israeli leader’s praise for Trump’s stand against anti-Semitism helped inoculate the president from charges that he had not responded swiftly enough to a skein of threats against Jewish community centers and the vandalism of Jewish cemeteries.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing a storm of criticism over newly disclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States, recused himself Thursday from any investigation into charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
"Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Inquiry" is from the March 03, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and Eric Lichtblau and narrated by Caroline Miller.
A day after the Trump administration put Iran on notice for its launch of a ballistic missile, a war of words erupted between the U.S. president and the Iranian government, with President Donald Trump insulting Tehran on Twitter and the Iranians responding in kind.
"After Missile Test, a War of Words Erupts Between Trump and Iran" is from the February 02, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
President Donald Trump told President Xi Jinping of China on Thursday evening that the United States would honor the One China policy, reversing his earlier expressions of doubt about the longtime diplomatic understanding and removing a major source of tension between the United States and China since shortly after he was elected.
President Barack Obama’s advisers wrestled with an intractable problem in the spring and summer of 2015: How could they stabilize Afghanistan while preserving Obama’s longtime goal of pulling out the last U.S. troops before he left office?
"The Afghan War and the Evolution of Obama" is from the January 01, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Trump said his administration would “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that prohibits churches from endorsing or opposing political candidates at the risk of losing their tax-exempt status.
"From Midtown to Midwest, Presidential Reality Show Rolls On" is from the December 13, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and narrated by Caroline Miller.
President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked a federal judge who temporarily blocked his immigration order, calling him a “so-called judge” whose “ridiculous” ruling would be overturned.
"Trump Attacks Judge Who Blocked Visa Ban" is from the February 04, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"Obama Says He Told Putin: ‘Cut It Out’ on Hacking" is from the December 16, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler and David E. Sanger and narrated by Paul Ryden.