Archives for October 15, 2009

Obama defends himself against New Orleans critics (AP via Yahoo! News)

Insisting he’s “just getting started,” President Barack Obama defended his administration Thursday against complaints from some residents of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast that federal help in recovering from the 2005 disasters hasn’t improved much since he took office.

President Obama to make 1st trip to New Orleans (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama, who accused former President George W. Bush of leading a government “that sits on its hands while a major American city drowns,” is hearing directly from New Orleans residents who have struggled to rebuild their city since the 2005 hurricane season.

Majority of Nobel jury ‘objected to Obama prize’ (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Three of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee had objections to the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to US President Barack Obama, the Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) reported Thursday.

Obama Becomes Target on Afghan Troop Review as Pressure Rises (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

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Analysts weigh Obama’s global human rights policies (CNN)

While President Obama takes plenty of heat over his plans to overhaul domestic policies, critics have also taken aim at his foreign policy approach, particularly as it relates to human rights around the globe.

President Obama makes first trip to New Orleans (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama, who accused former President George W. Bush of leading a government “that sits on its hands while a major American city drowns,” is hearing directly from New Orleans residents who have struggled to rebuild their city since the 2005 hurricane season.

Obama, liberals split on security and media issues (AP via Yahoo! News)

New cracks are opening in the relationship between President Barack Obama and his liberal allies in Congress over his desire to continue Bush-era tactics against terrorism and his opposition to protecting reporters from revealing their sources in national security cases.

Obama holds new war cabinet talks on Afghanistan (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama huddled with his war council for a fifth time, debating whether to send thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan to quell a growing conflict.

Obama to make first visit to New Orleans as president (CNN)

President Obama will visit New Orleans on Thursday for the first time since taking office, to address rebuilding efforts in the city ravaged by Hurricane Katrina four years ago.

Obama to survey New Orleans recovery effort (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Barack Obama makes his first presidential visit to New Orleans on Thursday to reassure residents of his commitment to the city’s recovery four years after the Bush administration’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina.