Archives for October 20, 2009

Obama honors Army unit for heroism in Vietnam (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded an Army squadron the military’s highest unit honor for its daring Vietnam War rescue of fellow soldiers, saying he wanted to help right “one of the saddest episodes in American history.”

Obama visits Joint Terrorism Task Force in NYC (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the men and women of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, whose job it is to prevent future terrorist attacks on the U.S.

Obama stands by Iraqi troop pullout (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama renewed his vow Tuesday to have all U.S. combat troops out of Iraq by next August, while nudging Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to see that his parliament quickly passes a critical election law essential to a nationwide vote in January.

Obama to announce help for small banks, businesses (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama wants smaller community banks to have greater access to the government’s $700 billion financial rescue fund to assist small businesses that are still suffering from a prolonged credit crunch.

Obama welcomes Karzai’s decision on vote (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration on Tuesday welcomed Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s agreement to a second round vote after a U.N. commission, citing fraud or coercion, threw out nearly a third of the ballots cast for him in the Aug.

Obama welcomes Karzai standing again for election (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says President Hamid Karzai’s decision to accept a runoff election is a key step in “a credible process” for the people of beleaguered Afghanistan.

Obama welcomes Afghan second round vote (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed President Hamid Karzai’s agreement to hold a second round of voting in Afghanistan’s disputed election as an important precedent for Afghan democracy.

Obama to meet with Iraqi leader, honor vets (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (NOO’-ree ahl-MAHL’-ih-kee) in the Oval Office on Tuesday morning.

Obama heads to New York for campaign fundraisers (AP via Yahoo! News)

Nearly one year removed from his own election, President Barack Obama is dashing into campaign mode again, devoting coveted time toward getting Democrats elected in November and generating cash for his party in 2010.

Financial Giants Donating Little to Obama Party (International Herald Tribune)

The Wall St. giants that got a financial lifeline from Washington are reluctant to deliver “thank you” gifts to President Obama and Democrats in the form of political donations.