Archives for September 30, 2009

Top officials and Obama advisers study Afghan war (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama assembled key members of his Cabinet, top military commanders and diplomats in the White House Situation Room on Wednesday as the administration wrestled with its strategy for the Afghan war and assessed the top commander’s request for additional troops.

Pressure increases on Obama over Afghanistan (CNN)

President Obama is under increasing pressure to decide whether the United States will commit more troops and resources to the conflict in Afghanistan.

Obama’s Chicago 2016 Olympics Bid: Politically Risky (Time.com via Yahoo! News)

President Obama’s trip to Copenhagen to bid for Chicago for the 2016 Summer Olympics could come back to haunt him — in more ways than one

Obama says $5B in grants will aid medical research (AP via Yahoo! News)

Calling scientific research a job-creating engine, President Barack Obama heralded $5 billion in new government grants Wednesday to fight cancer, autism and heart disease while boosting the economy.

Michelle Obama arrives in Copenhagen for IOC vote (AP via Yahoo! News)

Michelle Obama didn’t waste any time impressing International Olympic Committee members.

Obama is not a fairweather friend, insists bid chief (AFP via Yahoo! News)

United States President Barack Obama has played his role in supporting and helping the Chicago bid for the 2016 Olympics just as much as his Brazilian counterpart has for Rio de Janeiro, leaders of the the American city’s bid insisted.

Michelle Obama arrives to back Chicago bid (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

American First Lady Michelle Obama arrived on Wednesday, the first of a succession of state dignitaries due in Copenhagen to promote four rival bids for the 2016 Summer Olympics ahead of Friday’s IOC vote.

Obama to announce $5 billion in research grants (CNN)

President Obama, in an effort to stimulate the economy and support critical research, will announce $5 billion in grants when he visits the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday, according to an administration official.

Stimulus, Afghanistan policy on Obama’s agenda (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama travels to suburban Maryland on Wednesday to make an announcement about stimulus funding to support research into cures for cancer and other diseases.

Obama declares major disaster for American Samoa (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for American Samoa, a day after an earthquake sent a massive tsunami toward Samoa and American Samoa, leaving at least 99 dead and dozens missing.