Archives for October 17, 2009

Obama hails progress on health reform (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed progress by Congress toward approval of his health care reform, but blasted the health insurance industry for trying to block his proposals.

Obama praises Senate committee’s health care vote (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama pushed back against critics of his health care plan on Saturday with a stern warning that absent reform, costs will continue to rise and eventually devastate the U.S. economy.

Obama ducks gay soldiers pledge — for now (CNN)

The United States is fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but there are thousands of troops caught-up in a very different battle and President Barack Obama is promising to win it.

Obama lashes out against "dishonest" insurers (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama lashed out on Saturday against the “deceptive and dishonest” efforts of health insurance companies, who he said are trying to kill healthcare reform, no matter the cost to the country.

Obama administration to unveil new Sudan policy (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration plans to roll out a new policy toward Sudan with an eye toward engaging the government in Khartoum but also warning that continued violence in Darfur will result in penalties, U.S. officials said Friday.

Lawmaker reposts revised anti-Obama ‘RedNeck Rap’ (AP via Yahoo! News)

A Kansas legislator reposted his “RedNeck Rap” video criticizing President Barack Obama on YouTube on Friday after adding an introduction responding to critics who assailed it as racist.

Questions remain after Obama’s New Orleans visit (AP via Yahoo! News)

A day after an enthusiastic, almost-gushing crowd met President Barack Obama on his first visit to New Orleans since taking office, some in this still-suffering, hurricane-struck city wondered when platitudes and political speech would give way to greater progress.

Obama, urging service, says government can’t do it all (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama joined former President George H.W. Bush on Friday in issuing a renewed call to public service, saying government alone cannot solve all America’s problems.

Obama urges people to serve their communities (AP via Yahoo! News)

Calling public service “the essence of our liberty,” President Barack Obama on Friday urged Americans to step up and volunteer in their communities.