Archives for October 12, 2009

Obama’s climate-change hopes get a boost (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Official Washington sounded more upbeat on Monday than it has for weeks in sizing up U.S. President Barack Obama’s chances of progress on a climate-change bill in Congress this year.

Obama policies averted economic "abyss": Summers (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration has helped pull the U.S. economy back from the “abyss” with aggressive efforts to spur growth and stabilize financial markets, a top White House adviser said on Monday.

Obama invites tribal leaders to Nov. WH conference (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is inviting Native American leaders to a White House conference on Nov. 5.

Obama song video prompts protests at NJ school (AP via Yahoo! News)

Protesters brought some different songs Monday to an elementary school where students sang in praise of President Barack Obama, bringing criticism from conservative commentators who said children were being indoctrinated.

Protesters sing outside NJ school over Obama song (AP via Yahoo! News)

About 70 protesters let their voices be heard outside a New Jersey school where students sang praise of President Barack Obama.

Leading Cuban dissidents cheer Obama’s Nobel prize (AP via Yahoo! News)

Many of the 75 activists jailed in a 2003 Cuban government crackdown on political dissent are congratulating Barack Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Obama aide accuses Fox of operating as GOP arm (AP via Yahoo! News)

One of President Barack Obama’s top aides says Fox News Channel acts like a wing of the Republican Party.

Commentary: Why Obama deserves the prize (CNN)

President Obama woke up today with the once-in-a-lifetime news that he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The joy and pride of this early morning news must have matched, if not surpassed, that other piece of news he received the evening of November 4, 2008, when he won the presidency of the United States.

US, Japan: Okinawa base talks ahead of Obama visit (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Washington and Tokyo aim to make “real progress” in talks on relocating a major US airbase in Okinawa before President Barack Obama’s visit to Japan next month, a senior US envoy reportedly said Monday.

Gay rights advocates march on DC, divided on Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

Tens of thousands of gay rights supporters marched Sunday from the White House to the Capitol, demanding that President Barack Obama keep his promises to allow gays to serve openly in the military and work to end discrimination against gays.