Archives for October 10, 2009

Gay rights activists eager to hear Obama’s plans (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is finding it tough to deliver on big campaign promises to the gay rights community but is looking to reaffirm a commitment to their priorities.

Obama’s Surprising Nobel Wake-Up Call (Time.com via Yahoo! News)

When asked if anyone at the White House had even known Obama was a nominee for the prize, Gibbs said, “Not that I can find.”

Russians praise, GOP mocks, Obama’s peace prize (AP via Yahoo! News)

While Russia’s president congratulated President Barack Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Republicans see the award as so outrageous that they’re using it to raise campaign money.

Fidel Castro calls Obama Nobel positive measure (AP via Yahoo! News)

Count Fidel Castro among those in favor of the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s controversial choice of U.S.

Obama: Consensus and obstructionism on health care (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama sees both “unprecedented consensus” from outside Congress on his drive to remake the nation’s health care system and obstructionism by some on Capitol Hill.

Russian president congratulates Obama on Nobel (AP via Yahoo! News)

Russia’s president has congratulated President Barack Obama on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, saying the award will encourage further U.S.-Russian cooperation, the Kremlin said Saturday.

Fidel Castro lauds Nobel prize for Obama (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro lauded the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama, saying on Saturday it was “a positive measure” that was more a criticism of past U.S. policies than a recognition of Obama’s accomplishments.

Obama basks in new glory after Nobel Prize win (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama basked in new-found glory on Saturday, vowing to consider his surprise Nobel Peace Prize as “a call for action” to address the challenges of the new century.

Obama calls for bipartisan work on health care (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said Saturday he’s seeing “unprecedented consensus” behind overhauling health care, though he acknowledged continued partisan gridlock in Congress.

Obama urges lawmakers to finish healthcare reform (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

With a critical Senate committee vote on healthcare reform looming, President Barack Obama on Saturday urged lawmakers to unite behind the effort but Republicans warned the plan would slap a hefty tax on many Americans.