Archives for October 6, 2009

Dalai Lama set aside by Obama, honored at U.S. Capitol (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled religious leader — brushed aside by U.S. President Barack Obama in favor of communist China — was saluted at the U.S.

AP Poll: Obama’s job approval rises amid concerns (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s approval ratings are starting to rise after declining ever since his inauguration, new poll figures show as the country’s mood begins to brighten.

Obama nominates 2 for appeals court openings (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he would nominate a pair of Northeastern judges to appeals court positions.

Obama tells lawmakers his Afghan review deliberate (AP via Yahoo! News)

An administration official says President Barack Obama told lawmakers from both parties that he will be rigorous and deliberate in his review of Afghanistan but understands the urgency of righting the flagging war.

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Reid: Both parties assured war support to Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

The top Senate Democrat says lawmakers of both parties assured President Barack Obama on Tuesday that they will rally behind whatever decision he makes on Afghanistan.

Obama Administration’s Message to Health Care Start-Ups (New York Times)

Aneesh Chopra, the nation’s chief technology officer, has a message for technology entrepreneurs who have started health care companies. At the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, he said that the Obama administration’s goal is to change health care policies in a way that spurs innovation by start-up companies.

Obama meets top lawmakers on Afghanistan (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama Tuesday sat down with senior lawmakers driving a raging debate on US Afghan strategy, as he works towards a decision on whether to send thousands more troops to war.

White House: Obama will make up own mind on Afghan (AP via Yahoo! News)

The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama considers it “tremendously important” to listen to Congress about the flagging war in Afghanistan but won’t base his decisions on the mood on Capitol Hill or eroding public support for the war.

The Caucus: Obama Sees Progress in Terrorism Fight (International Herald Tribune)

President Obama said on Tuesday that Al Qaeda has “lost operational capacity” after a series of recent missile strikes and special forces raids.