Archives for October 22, 2009

Obama administration facing new pressure on foreclosures (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration is facing stepped up pressure to provide more details about its efforts to help struggling homeowners stay in their homes.

Clinton gives downbeat report on Middle East to Obama (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered President Barack Obama a downbeat report on Thursday on his administration’s so-far frustrated efforts to forge Middle East peace.

Cheney: Obama seems ‘afraid’ to make decision on Afghanistan (CNN)

After dialing back his attacks on President Obama’s foreign policy, former Vice President Dick Cheney says the administration has damaged U.S.

Obama signs veterans spending bill (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a measure designed to keep funding for veterans’ medical care steady amid future budget negotiations.

Obama ‘ought to do a lot more’ on climate: Pachauri (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama should do more to push for a US climate deal, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said Thursday.

Obama decries big pay for bailed-out executives (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says Americans’ values are offended by excessive paychecks for executives whose companies were bailed out by taxpayers.

Official: No decision on US base before Obama trip (AP via Yahoo! News)

Japan is unlikely to make a decision on the planned relocation of a major U.S. Marine airfield before President Barack Obama visits next month, officials said Thursday.

Japan says no U.S. base decision before Obama visit (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Japan said on Thursday it could not sign off on a planned reorganization of U.S. troops in the country before President Barack Obama visits Tokyo next month, after the U.S. defense secretary bluntly called for the deal to be implemented.

Obama & Google (a love story) (CNN Money)

No one can accuse President Barack Obama of cozying up to corporate America.

Key senators may rebuff Obama on health care (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Democrats’ control of a hefty majority in the Senate — plus the House — would suggest that President Barack Obama is within reach of overhauling the nation’s health care system this fall.