Archives for September 2009

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

Let the lobbying begin. First lady Michelle Obama has arrived to lend her support to Chicago’s effort to win the 2016 Olympics. Mrs.

Obama to meet high-powered aides for Afghan review (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama gathers an array of high-powered advisors Wednesday to begin a sweeping Afghan strategy review that will culminate in a fateful decision on whether to escalate the war.

Obama administration calls for chemical-law reform (AP via Yahoo! News)

With more and more toxic chemicals turning up in people’s bodies and the environment, the Obama administration asked Congress Tuesday to draft a tougher law for how the government regulates tens of thousands of chemicals.

Obama’s Olympic pitch draws GOP complaints (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Obama’s decision to travel to Copenhagen to boost Chicago’s chances of winning the 2016 Olympics has drawn criticism from some Republicans, who call it a boondoggle for Obama’s hometown allies and evidence the president has blurred his priorities.

GOP lawmaker clarifies remarks critical of Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

A Republican congressman who called President Barack Obama an “enemy of humanity” said Tuesday that he should have made clear that he was referring to the president’s policies related to abortion.

NATO chief assures Obama on Afghan war support (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

NATO’s chief assured President Barack Obama on Tuesday of the alliance’s commitment to the Afghan war as the U.S.

Obama announces mid-October visit to Gulf Coast (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he’ll visit the Hurricane Katrina-damaged Gulf Coast by mid-October.

First Lady’s powers of persuasion key to Obama factor (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The first lady’s powers of persuasion will be as important as the president’s charisma if the Obama effect is to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago.

Obama camp is optimistic Chicago will win 2016 Olympics (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — Team Obama starts arriving Wednesday in Copenhagen, the vanguard of a high-profile effort to win the 2016 Olympics for Chicago, the president’s adopted hometown.

Obama to honor India with his first state dinner (AP via Yahoo! News)

And the first state dinner of President Barack Obama’s administration goes to … India.