Archives for November 2, 2009

Obama to Karzai: Crack down on corruption (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Afghan leader Hamid Karzai on his re-election on Monday but told him in a telephone call he had to get serious in cracking down on corruption and better serving his people.

Obama to Afghan president: Time for a new chapter (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama welcomed Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s election with as much admonishment as praise, telling America’s partner in war that he expects a more serious effort to end corruption in his government and ready his nation to ultimately defend itself.

Obama: More job losses to come (CNN Money)

President Barack Obama warned Monday that more job losses should be expected in the months ahead despite recent signs of economic recovery.

Obama backs Karzai, despite vote-rigging (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration declared Hamid Karzai the legitimate president of Afghanistan on Monday, despite a fraud-riddled election that saw millions of ballots favoring Karzai thrown out.

Obama warns on job losses, urges export boost (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Monday that more U.S. job losses lay ahead despite a turnaround in the economy, and he called for a new “post bubble growth model” with greater focus on U.S.

Biden a key part of Obama’s inner circle (CNN)

Apparently you can take the vice president out of the Senate, but you just can’t take the Senate out of the vice president, and that might be the secret to Joe Biden’s influence in President Obama’s inner circle.

Corzine Recasts Himself in Obama Shadow as Race Ends (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) — New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine stood in President Barack Obama’s shadow yesterday, seeking to muster support among the 23 percent of Democrats who a recent poll showed hadn’t planned to vote for the incumbent in his tight re- election contest with Republican Christopher Christie.

Romney: Obama economic stimulus plan is a failure (AP via Yahoo! News)

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Limbaugh calls Obama ‘immature, inexperienced’ (AP via Yahoo! News)

From his home and on a friendly network, Rush Limbaugh lobbed pot shots across the airwaves Sunday at President Barack Obama — “immature, inexperienced, in over his head,” offering the country “radical leadership” and laying siege to the economy.

Republicans eye Obama revenge in off-year elections (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Republicans are looking to wound President Barack Obama’s Democrats on Tuesday in three closely fought elections seen as barometers of a vital battle for Congress in 2010.