Archives for October 9, 2009

Obama urged to use prize as spur to peace (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Citizens and world leaders urged US President Barack Obama to seize on his surprise Nobel Peace Prize win Friday to forge peace in the globe’s troublespots and rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Obama peace prize win polarizes Web (CNN)

News that U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize has been as polarizing as his embattled healthcare reform plans.

Surprised, humbled Obama awarded Nobel Peace Prize (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to build momentum behind his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.

Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize (CNN)

President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world “hope for a better future” with his work for peace and calls to reduce the global stockpile of nuclear weapons.

Watchdog doubts goals of Obama loan relief plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration’s effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure may not achieve its goal of helping 3 million to 4 million borrowers and may simply delay mortgage defaults for many, a government watchdog group says.

Lawmakers play hoops with Obama at White House (AP via Yahoo! News)

You could call it the Obama All-Stars vs. the Capitol Hills.

Lawmakers play hoops with Obama at White House (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

You could call it the Obama All-Stars vs.

Obama Gets His Game With Cabinet Members, Lawmakers (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama wanted to hold court with LeBron James. Today he settled for Cabinet officials and lawmakers.

Dalai Lama shrugs off apparent snub by Obama (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled religious leader, on Thursday shrugged off an apparent snub by President Barack Obama, saying he was assured Obama would raise Tibetan issues when he visits China next month.