Archives for October 23, 2009

Obama offers millions in Muslim technology fund (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The White House Friday highlighted a new multi-million-dollar technology fund for Muslim nations, following a pledge made by President Barack Obama in his landmark speech to the Islamic world.

WH releases official Obama family photo; high-profile week for first lady (The Yahoo! Newsroom via Yahoo! News)

This week the White House released the much-anticipated official Obama family photo on its Flickr page. The portrait was taken in the Green Room of the White House on September 1 by famed Vanity Fair photographer Annie Leibovitz, notable for her decades of work capturing the images of rock stars and Hollywood’s elite as well as for her multimillion-dollar fortune’s recent collapse

Obama hopeful Lebanon forms new government ’soon’ (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama Friday expressed hopes that Lebanon’s factions would finally form a new government as he marked the 26th anniversary of the “senseless” Beirut bombing of a US Marine barracks.

Michelle Obama highlights breast cancer awareness (AP via Yahoo! News)

Joni Lownsdale never thought her 2002 breast cancer diagnosis would land her in the middle of the Obama administration’s fight with the health insurance industry.

Obama hits out at climate ‘naysayers’ (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama on Friday hit out at naysayers he blamed for peddling “cynical” claims that global warming is a myth to derail a landmark climate change bill in Congress.

Obama administration’s foreign aid job left open (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama faces increasing pressure to fill his administration’s vacant top foreign assistance post, but there’s no candidate in sight nine months into his term.

Politics at play as Obama helps anemic Democrats (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama lent his popularity and cash-raising abilities to embattled fellow Democrats on Friday, defending White House allies whose losses would be an embarrassment for the president.

Israeli PM to visit US in November, could meet Obama (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travels next month to Washington where he could meet President Barack Obama on the sidelines of an annual Jewish forum, his office said on Friday.

Obama: ‘Cynical claims’ attacking energy bill (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said Friday that opponents of his energy bill are disputing the evidence of global warming in a cynical ploy to undermine efforts to curb pollution and steer the nation to greener energy sources.

Obama to address Jewish conference (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is making his first major address to the Jewish community since taking office.