Archives for October 30, 2009

Obama won’t ‘micromanage’ generals in Afghanistan: Clinton (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama will lay out broad strategic guidelines for Afghanistan after November 7 runoff elections there but will not “micromanage” the generals fighting the war, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.

Obama frustrated with companies over flu vaccine (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A quarrel between the U.S. government and swine flu vaccine makers reached the highest level on Friday, with President Barack Obama expressing frustration at the slow pace of production.

Hope of fixing US race relations fades despite Obama: poll (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Hope that a solution to problematic race relations in the United States has faded a year after Barack Obama was elected the nation’s first black president, a poll released Friday has found.

Obama nears decision on Afghan plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Friday discussed a commander’s request for more troops for Afghanistan with the Pentagon top brass in a sign his lengthy strategy review was getting closer to the end.

Year after Obama’s romp, GOP set for Va. comeback (AP via Yahoo! News)

A year after Barack Obama handed the Republicans their first presidential defeat in Virginia in 44 years with a pledge to restore jobs, the Democrats appear to have squandered the party’s advances.

Comment: Was Obama playing Melody for harmony? (CNN)

Picture U.S. President Barack Obama moving forward with his arm outstretched. Is he about to shake hands

Obama to lift HIV/AIDS travel ban (CNN)

President Obama announced Friday that he will lift a 22-year-old ban on entry into the United States for people infected with HIV/AIDS.

Obama lifts ban on U.S. entry of those with HIV/AIDS (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that a 22-year-old ban on allowing people infected with the AIDS virus into the United States will be lifted on Monday.

Obama lifts ban on US entry for those with HIV (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama is lifting the United States’ travel ban for those who are HIV-positive.

Obama, Joint Chiefs to discuss Afghanistan plans (CNN)

President Obama will host the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the White House on Friday as he reassesses his administration’s military strategy in Afghanistan.