Archives for October 2, 2009

Obama’s Copenhagen trip wasn’t cheap (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego.

Latest job report ’sobering’ : Obama (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama on Friday said the latest grim government job loss figures were a “sobering” reminder of a difficult “grind” ahead towards economic recovery.

Obama meets with Afghanistan commander in Denmark (AP via Yahoo! News)

At a pivotal point in the administration’s Afghanistan strategy, President Barack Obama and his top Afghan war commander met privately aboard Air Force One Friday for a talk the White House described as productive.

Obama’s Copenhagen trip wasn’t cheap (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

President Barack Obama’s failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego. Taxpayers shelled out probably $1 million or more for the president, his wife and others to fly to Copenhagen and back to woo members of the International Olympic Committee

Obama disappointed over Chicago’s Olympics loss (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama had a message Friday for the many people — including himself — who put “heart and soul” into Chicago’s losing bid for the 2016 Olympic Games: “A” for effort.

Rio wins 2016 Games as IOC rebuffs Obama (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Rio de Janeiro won a resounding vote on Friday to stage the first Olympics in South America in 2016, rebuffing U.S. President Barack Obama, who had personally lobbied for his adopted hometown Chicago.

Analysis: Chicago’s loss is a blow to Obama, too (AP via Yahoo! News)

OK, so it wasn’t health care, climate change or war. Still, President Barack Obama’s high-profile failure to win the Olympics for Chicago could feed negative narratives already nipping at his heels — that he’s a better talker than closer, more celebrity than statesman.

Obama, Chicago come up short in Olympics bid (CNN)

Michelle Obama gave an impassioned speech before the International Olympics Committee. President Obama traveled overseas — in the middle of debates over health care and Afghanistan — to make his personal pitch to bring the 2016 Olympics to his hometown.

Obama expresses regret at Chicago’s loss (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says he has “no doubt” that Chicago put together the strongest bid it could to win the 2016 Olympics.

Obama fails at bid to bring Olympics to Chicago (AP via Yahoo! News)

Chicago’s early exit from finalist balloting for the 2016 Olympics was a personal setback for President Barack Obama and a painful defeat for America’s most prominent Midwestern city.