Archives for October 31, 2009

Obama tempers economic news with caution on jobs (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Saturday tempered excitement about a growing economy with a sober outlook that more people will lose their jobs. He called that a heartbreaking reality and cautioned that even a burst of upbeat news “does not mean there won’t be difficult days ahead.”

Obama highlights fresh signs of economic growth (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said Saturday that reports the economy is growing again and that more than 1 million jobs were saved or created by his stimulus plan show “we are moving in the right direction.”

NYC race tests Obama’s zeal for change (Politico via Yahoo! News)

On Sunday, President Barack Obama will be campaigning for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine in Newark, just across the Hudson from Manhattan. One day later, Vice President Joe Biden will also hit the campaign trail a few hours north of there, on behalf of Democrat Bill Owens in the upstate New York special election.

Obama assures economy moving in ‘right direction’ (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama said Saturday the United States was recovering from deep recession and that “hundreds of thousands of jobs” had been created through massive investments.

Obama says new data shows U.S. economy recovering (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to tell Americans that this week’s positive job and economic growth figures are yet more evidence that the U.S.

Obama asks military for more Afghan options: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama has asked the Pentagon for more options on troop levels in Afghanistan including sending less than the roughly 40,000 new soldiers requested, The Washington Post said Saturday.

Obama administration seeks to block wiretap suit (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Justice Department invoked the state secrets privilege Friday to try to stop a lawsuit over Bush-era wiretapping — the first time the Obama administration has done so under its new policy on such cases.

Obama gets fresh sense of state of armed services (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama grappled Friday with the costs and consequences of a long-term commitment to Afghanistan, but reached no decisions about troop levels, a top aide said, as military advisers briefed the president on an armed services already taxed by challenges around the globe.

Gates among Obama’s Oval Office guests (AP via Yahoo! News)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was among those landing Oval Office visits with President Barack Obama during his first months in office.

Obama has ‘productive’ Afghan session with military brass (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama met his top military chiefs Friday to talk Afghanistan strategy and troop numbers as he approached a critical decision on whether to send thousands more Americans to war.