Archives for October 24, 2009

Obama declares swine flu a national emergency (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal guidelines at hospitals and speed up how infected people might receive treatment in a disaster.

Obama declares H1N1 emergency (CNN)

President Obama on Saturday declared a national emergency to deal with the “rapid increase in illness” from the H1N1 influenza virus.

Obama wants banks to lend more to small businesses (AP via Yahoo! News)

Banks should return the favor they received in their recent taxpayer-financed bailout by lending more money to small businesses, President Barack Obama said Saturday.

Obama Adviser Emanuel Set to Speak to Critics at U.S. Chamber (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) — White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has accepted an invitation to address the U.S

Michelle Obama’s gripe: President’s tennis game (AP via Yahoo! News)

What’s President Barack Obama’s most annoying habit? It’s not practicing his speeches for hours in front of the bathroom mirror or talking too much foreign policy at the dinner table.

Obama praises Dodd, pushes for regulatory reform (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama urged the financial industry on Friday to “join us, don’t fight us” in backing regulatory reform while raising money for one of the reform’s main architects, Senator Chris Dodd.