Archives for October 13, 2009

Obama: Senate panel OK ‘critical milestone’ (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says passage of legislation by a key Senate committee is “a critical milestone” toward getting a health care overhaul this year, but that “now is not the time to pat ourselves on the back.”

Swastika, ‘Obama’ carved into Mass. golf course (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Secret Service and local police are investigating after a swastika was found carved into a Massachusetts golf course green next to President Barack Obama’s name.

Obama health care push clears Senate hurdle (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s ambitious drive to remake US health care cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, as the Senate Finance Committee approved sweeping legislation to enact his top domestic priority.

US Afghan review complete in ‘coming weeks’: Obama (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday he would conclude whether to send thousands more US troops to Afghanistan “in the coming weeks” on the eve of the next in-depth talks with his war council.

Obama Says Decision on Afghanistan Coming in ‘Weeks’ (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama said a decision on his strategy for Afghanistan will be made “in the coming weeks” as he assesses what the U.S. needs to do with both military and civilian resources.

Liz Cheney forms group to take on Obama’s foreign policy (CNN)

Months after her father’s prolonged campaign against President Obama’s national security policies, Liz Cheney is spearheading a new organization aimed at organizing conservative opposition to the new administration’s foreign policy approach.

AP IMPACT: Obama’s favors blue states for travel (AP via Yahoo! News)

For President Barack Obama, it’s almost as if the election campaign never ended. Just look at his travel schedule.

Obama: Afghanistan decision in ‘coming weeks’ (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said his decision on the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan will be made in “the coming weeks.”

Obama: Snowe ‘diligent’ in her work on health care (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is praising Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe for being “extraordinarily diligent” in working with Democrats on health care reform.

AP Newsbreak: Nobel jury defends Obama decision (AP via Yahoo! News)

Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president.