Archives for October 26, 2009

Obama vows not to rush Afghan troop decision (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama vowed Monday after his latest Afghan war council that he would not rush a decision on whether to send tens of thousands more troops into the eight-year conflict.

Obama Senate allies to push government health plan (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s top Senate ally on Monday said sweeping legislation to remake US health care will include a government-backed insurance plan that lets states opt out if they wish.

No prison for Calif. man convicted of Obama threat (AP via Yahoo! News)

A California man who posted Internet messages about killing Barack Obama during last year’s presidential campaign has avoided federal prison.

Obama to sign defense bill this week (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said on Monday he will sign the defense authorization bill this week.

Obama mourns US dead in Afghan helicopter crashes (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Monday mourned 14 Americans killed in helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, saying they died to keep Al-Qaeda out of the war-torn country.

Obama remembers 14 Americans killed in Afghanistan (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is remembering 14 Americans killed Monday in helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, saying “they gave their lives to protect ours.”

Obama readies tougher "too big to fail" strategy (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration within days will move to get tougher with large financial firms that are in trouble by urging Congress to let the government seize control, wipe out shareholders, boot management and restructure debts, an administration official said on Monday.

Pawlenty: Obama projects ‘weakness’ (Politico via Yahoo! News)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized President Barack Obama on Monday for “projecting potential weakness” on national security.

Obama Library Talk Revs Up Chicago’s Nobel Factory (Update1) (Bloomberg)

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama could bring another Nobel Prize to the University of Chicago. The school a few blocks from Obama’s family home boasts more than 80 Nobel winners with ties to the campus, where he, his wife and some top advisers worked.

Correction: Obama-Presidential Unit Citation story (AP via Yahoo! News)

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