Archives for October 8, 2009

US lawmakers call for Obama’s report on Iran by January 31 (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The US House of Representatives called Thursday on President Barack Obama to report by January 31 the progress of his diplomatic outreach with Iran over its controversial nuclear drive.

Dalai Lama unfazed as Obama shuns meeting (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Thursday he accepted President Barack Obama’s decision to avoid him on a visit here, insisting he did not want to cause problems by upsetting China.

AP source: Obama focusing on al-Qaida, not Taliban (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan’s political future and will determine how many more U.S. troops to send to the war based only on keeping al-Qaida at bay, a senior administration official said Thursday.

Obama team tries to hash out new plan for Afghanistan (CNN)

As tensions mount over the best way forward in Afghanistan, top aides say President Obama is adamant about coming up with a new plan before deciding on troop levels.

Analysis: Obama’s woes keep piling up around globe (AP via Yahoo! News)

The woes keep piling up for President Barack Obama.

Why Obama is taxing Chinese tires (CNN Money)

“No, we are not in a trade war,” chief White House economist Lawrence Summers declared when I raised the prospect with him two days after the Beijing regime lobbed U.S. auto parts and chicken wings back at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in retaliation for President Obama’s Chinese tire tax.

Voters Back Obama Over Republicans on Health Care, Poll Finds (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) — Months of Republican attacks on President Barack Obama’s health-care proposals appear to have hurt the party, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

Obama to hold private meetings (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is spending much of the day in private, with closed-door meetings scheduled with senior advisers and officials such as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Climate Talks Failure Would Embarrass Obama, EU Says (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

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Troop request on table as Obama weighs Afghan mission (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama has moved closer to a crucial decision on the US-led war in Afghanistan after receiving a request from his commander to send in thousands more troops, officials said.