Archives for November 3, 2009

Obama: U.S., EU seek to avoid protectionism (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States and the European Union had agreed on the need to avoid trade protectionism.

Election 2009: Test of Obama clout in NJ, Virginia (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s political clout was on the line Tuesday as Virginia and New Jersey chose governors in contests that could serve as warning signs for Democrats about the public’s mood heading into an important midterm election year.

Obama: US, Europe must push hard for climate deal (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says he and European leaders agree it is imperative that they redouble efforts to reach a climate deal in Copenhagen in December.

Virginia, New Jersey races may test Obama’s clout (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Republicans seeking a comeback from recent losses may pick up the governors’ seats in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday in campaigns that tested the limits of U.S. President Barack Obama’s influence.

Obama urges stepped up efforts on climate change (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said it was “imperative to redouble our efforts” to combat global warming ahead of key climate change talks in Copenhagen next month.

U.S., EU agree to redouble climate efforts: Obama (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the United States and European Union had agreed to redouble their efforts to achieve success on climate change in Copenhagen.

Obama coaxes states to change with school dollars (AP via Yahoo! News)

Using stimulus dollars as bait, President Barack Obama is coaxing states to rewrite education laws and cut deals with unions as they compete for $5 billion in school reform grants, the most money a president has ever had for overhauling schools. And it may end up going to only a few states.

Little fanfare for anniversary of Obama’s election (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday marks one year since Barack Obama was elected America’s first black president swept to power on a promise of change, but it will be just another day for the US leader battling a deep recession and two wars.

Buffett’s Wager on Economy May Give Boost for Obama Policies (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) — Warren Buffett’s takeover of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. today is a $26 billion bet on President Barack Obama’s economic policies at a time when the administration may need the help.

Obama nominates senior US anti-drug official (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a veteran Drug Enforcement Agency agent as the new head of anti-drug operations at the Department of Homeland Security.