Archives for October 27, 2009

Obama officially backs extension of jobless benefits (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration on Tuesday officially threw its weight behind legislation making its way through Congress to provide additional weeks of unemployment benefits to help Americans hit by rising joblessness.

Michelle Obama to attend Game 1 of World Series (Sports Illustrated)

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama will attend Game 1 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

Obama team: US needs bill to lead in clean energy (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration warned Tuesday that the U.S. could slip further behind China and other countries in clean energy development if Congress fails to pass climate legislation, even as the bill’s chief author acknowledged that reducing heat-trapping pollution will increase energy costs.

Fla. gov says he didn’t know Obama was in state (AP via Yahoo! News)

When Barack Obama came to Florida in February, GOP Gov. Charlie Crist gave him a hug.

Obama on Va. governor’s race: It’s not over yet (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s message for the voters of Virginia: Your governor’s race isn’t over yet.

Obama to meet military chiefs on Afghan policy: WHouse (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will meet Friday with US military chiefs as he gets “toward the end” of his review of Afghan strategy, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.

Obama announces $3.4 billion in grants for smart grid (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $3.4 billion in grants to help build a “smart” electric grid meant to trim utility bills, reduce blackouts and carry power generated by solar and wind energy.

Obama administration to reconsider trucker rule (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration has agreed to reconsider a rule that allows long-haul truckers to drive for up to 11 hours straight without rest.

Obama to give $3.4 billion in grants for smart grid (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce $3.4 billion in government grants to help build a “smart” electric grid that will save consumers money on their utility bills, reduce blackouts and carry power supplies generated by solar and wind energy, the White House said.

Obama says Senate bill on tax havens would stop abuses (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday a proposal by Senate Democrats to clamp down on overseas tax havens would stop billions of dollars worth of abuses.