Archives for November 6, 2009

Obama: jobless rise "sobering", looking at options (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday listed a range of fresh options being considered by the White House to spur growth after “sobering” news that unemployment spiked to a 26 1/2-year peak last month.

Obama says don’t jump to conclusions on shooting (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said Friday the entire nation is grieving for those slain at Fort Hood, and he urged people not to jump to conclusions while law enforcement officers investigate the shootings.

Obama signs homebuyer, jobless bill assistance (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama signed a $24 billion economic stimulus bill into law Friday, giving tax incentives to prospective homebuyers and additional jobless benefits to those idled by the business slump.

Obama’s Asia tour kicks off at critical time on home front (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will leave the country for a four-nation tour of Asia starting Wednesday despite a host of domestic concerns, including the massacre at Fort Hood, a sharply rising jobless rate, his health care legislation stalled in Congress and his Afghanistan troop decision still pending.

Obama will push health bill in Saturday Hill visit (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama still expects to have a health care overhaul bill to sign by year’s end and plans to personally lobby for it in a visit to Capitol Hill on Saturday, the White House said.

Obama pushes for embattled health care overhaul (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama and top Democratic lawmakers struggled Friday to rally their troops behind legislation to remake US health care, ahead of what was expected to be a razor’s edge weekend vote.

Spokesman says Obama to attend Fort Hood memorial (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service for those killed at Thursday’s mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

Obama calls jobless rise "sobering" (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said on Friday the jump in the unemployment rate to 10.2 percent in October was a “sobering” figure that underscored the economic challenges ahead.

Obama: Gov’t working to ease pain of joblessness (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said new figures released Friday showing national unemployment has hit the double-digit mark are a sobering reminder of the challenges still facing the U.S. economy.

Obama: don’t jump to conclusion on Fort Hood shooting (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama urged Americans on Friday not to jump to conclusions on the motive behind the mass shooting at the sprawling Fort Hood army base in Texas.