Archives for October 14, 2009

Obama calls for $250 payments to seniors (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama called on Congress Wednesday to approve $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors to make up for no increase in Social Security next year. The White House put the cost at $13 billion

Obama, aides debate options for Afghanistan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama held three hours of talks with top advisers on a new strategy for Afghanistan on Wednesday, with some aides emphasizing that the main threat to U.S. interests is al Qaeda, not the Taliban.

Obama talks US nonmilitary efforts in Afghanistan (AP via Yahoo! News)

As President Barack Obama inches closer to a decision on new troops for Afghanistan, his latest war council debate Wednesday centered on how to strengthen U.S. civilian efforts there and significantly ramp up training of the Afghan police and army.

Obama wants $250 for seniors (CNN Money)

President Obama is calling on Congress to send another $250 relief payment to 57 million seniors and other Americans to stem the economic strain.

A weary, hopeful New Orleans awaits Obama’s visit (AP via Yahoo! News)

Subrina McCrary believes President Barack Obama can support New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina by creating more jobs and helping build better schools.

Obama says he’s looking at any way to create jobs (AP via Yahoo! News)

Standing at the site of a highway project funded by his massive economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he is committed to exploring all avenues to create jobs.

Obama To Campaign Again With Corzine (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)

President Obama is returning to New Jersey to try to help Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, who could use a bump from the president in his neck-and-neck contest with Republican Chris Christie.

Obama asks Congress to back new payments to elderly (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to approve additional $250 payments next year to senior citizens, military veterans and disabled people to help them weather the economic recession.

Obama, advisers review Afghanistan strategy (CNN)

President Obama huddled with top military, foreign policy and national security advisers Wednesday as part of an ongoing review of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Obama restores federal panel on Asian-Americans (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is re-creating a federal panel to address concerns of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders and to work on improving their health, education and economic status.