Archives for October 5, 2009

Obama touts health plan to doctors, key vote nears (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama gathered doctors from every U.S. state at the White House on Monday to press his case for healthcare reform in a week when the sweeping overhaul could clear a major hurdle in Congress.

Obama puts government on greenhouse-gas diet (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is putting the federal government on a greenhouse-gas diet.

US on defensive as Obama shuns Dalai Lama (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The Dalai Lama on Monday started his first Washington visit in nearly two decades to lack a presidential meeting, as Barack Obama’s administration insisted it still respected the Tibetan leader.

Obama tells government to set climate standards (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama ordered the US government Monday to lead by example on climate change, requiring all federal agencies to set 2020 targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions within 90 days.

Obama pitches health care plan in front of doctors (AP via Yahoo! News)

On the cusp of a key legislative push, President Barack Obama on Monday filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying “nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do.” Obama’s White House event gave him another chance to frame the debate on his terms as his top domestic priority enters its most critical phase.

Obama orders federal government to cut emissions (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama ordered federal agencies on Monday to set a goal within 90 days for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, the White House said, aiming to “lead by example” in fighting climate change.

Obama touts health plan to doctors (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama gathered doctors from every U.S. state at the White House on Monday to press his case for healthcare reform in a week when the sweeping overhaul could clear a major hurdle in Congress.

Surrounded by doctors, Obama pitches overhaul (AP via Yahoo! News)

On the cusp of a key legislative push, President Barack Obama on Monday filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying “nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do.”

Is SNL right that Obama’s accomplished ‘nothing’? (The Yahoo! Newsroom via Yahoo! News)

This weekend “Saturday Night Live” opened with Fred Armisen as President Obama, delivering an address from the Oval Office.

Obama, congressional leaders to meet on Afghan war (CNN)

President Obama will meet with top congressional leaders from both parties Tuesday to discuss a war in Afghanistan that now appears to be at a potential tipping point.