Archives for September 28, 2009

Obama to boost Chicago Olympic bid in Denmark (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail again.

Obama to boost Chicago Olympic bid in Denmark (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail again. Obama is going to Copenhagen after all, joining first lady Michelle Obama to support Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics

Obama to Copenhagen for Chicago 2016 Olympic bid (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama will make a whirlwind trip to Copenhagen this week to put his global popularity on the line in a last-minute pitch for his hometown Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid.

Olympics plea: Obama’s risks, possible reward (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s decision to fly to Denmark to support Chicago’s Olympics bid elevates the Games to an issue of national importance — and exposes him to political risks as well as rewards at a critical point in his presidency.

Obama to fly to Copenhagen for Chicago Olympic bid (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will fly to Copenhagen on Friday to support Chicago’s bid to stage the 2016 Summer Olympics, the White House said on Monday.

Secret Service probing Facebook poll on Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating an online survey that asked whether people thought President Barack Obama should be assassinated, officials said Monday.

Activists protest Va. strip club’s Obama banner (AP via Yahoo! News)

Activists gathered outside a downtown strip club Monday to denounce as racist a banner depicting President Obama as the Joker from Batman.

Obama Making Pitch for Olympics as Health-Care Plan Moves Ahead (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama decided to personally lobby for Chicago’s Olympic bid in Copenhagen because the health-care debate is moving forward and getting the 2016 games will be a boon for the economy, the administration’s chief spokesman said.

Obama team clears 75 at Guantanamo for release (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

An Obama administration task force has so far cleared 75 of the remaining 223 Guantanamo prisoners for release as part of its effort to close the detention camp, a military spokesman said on Monday.

Obama plans trip to Denmark to seek Olympics (CNN)

President Obama will travel this week to Copenhagen, Denmark, to make a big push for holding the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Chicago, Illinois, the White House said Monday.