Archives for October 1, 2009

U.S. Congress puts pressure on Obama over Afghanistan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Leading Republican lawmakers on Thursday raised the pressure on President Barack Obama to make a decision on Afghanistan strategy, demanding his generals testify in Congress as the president weighs his next move.

Obama tied to Olympics, win or lose (Politico via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s hometown allies have brought Chicago to the brink of landing the 2016 Olympic Games, but after Obama makes the city’s case before the International Olympic Committee Friday morning in Copenhagen, the president’s own legacy will become inextricably intertwined with the fate of Chicago’s bid.

Obama: Iran must let inspectors into nuclear plant (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Thursday called landmark international talks with Iran on its nuclear program “a constructive beginning” but said that Iran must match its promises of cooperation with deeds.

Right wing flays Obama for seeking Olympics for Chicago (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama decided to go to Denmark, he hoped to win international support Friday for the U.S.

Council split complicates Obama’s Afghan decision (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is confronting a split among his closest advisers on Afghanistan, reflecting divisions in his own party over whether to send in thousands more U.S. troops and complicating his efforts to adopt a war policy he can sell to a public grown weary of the 8-year-old conflict.

Secret Service: Facebook poll no threat to Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Secret Service has determined that a juvenile was behind the online survey that asked whether people thought President Barack Obama should be assassinated, an agency spokesman said Thursday.

Bernanke backs Obama regulation overhaul (CNN Money)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday endorsed most of the Obama administration’s plan to overhaul the regulatory system, except for a consumer agency.

Obama speaks to Democratic governors (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama addresses a Democratic fundraiser on Thursday before traveling to Copenhagen to make an Olympic-sized pitch.

Rio tells Obama and Olympics rivals: "Yes we can" (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Brazil’s president took a leaf out of Barack Obama’s electioneering manual to cast aside any lingering doubts about Rio’s ability to stage the 2016 Olympic Games with an emphatic ‘Yes we can’ rallying cry on Thursday.

Advisers split complicates Obama’s Afghan decision (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is confronting a split among his closest advisers on Afghanistan, reflecting divisions in his own party over whether to send in thousands more U.S. troops and complicating his efforts to adopt a war policy he can sell to a public grown weary of the 8-year-old conflict.