Archives for November 12, 2009

Obama’s hesitancy on war buildup sends messages (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s drawn-out decision-making on Afghanistan is sending messages. To the Afghan government: Clean up your act.

Obama orders review of files on Fort Hood shooting suspect (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how intelligence agencies handled information they had gathered on an army psychiatrist ahead of his alleged shooting rampage at Fort Hood, the White House said Thursday.

Obama to discuss ‘balanced’ growth plan with APEC leaders (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama said Thursday he would discuss the need for a “balanced” growth strategy with Asia-Pacific leaders at a weekend summit in Singapore in a bid to hasten economic recovery.

Obama faces daunting challenges in Far East tour (AP via Yahoo! News)

Facing a daunting array of Asian challenges, President Barack Obama left Thursday on his first major trip to the region, where a surging China and newly assertive Japan are chipping away at America’s standing on diplomacy and trade.

Obama orders intel review on Fort Hood shooting (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of all intelligence related to Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, and whether the information was properly shared and acted upon within government agencies.

Obama announces December jobs crisis talks (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Thursday announced a jobs forum to be held at the White House in a bid to combat unemployment that has soared to the highest level in 26 years.

Obama in 11th-hour climate bid with China, India (AFP via Yahoo! News)

With the clock ticking on the high-stakes Copenhagen climate summit, US President Barack Obama will try to salvage fading hopes for a deal as he meets this month with the leaders of China and India.

Obama embarks on debut Asia mission (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Barack Obama embarked Thursday on his first tour of Asia as US president, bound for Japan before later stops in Singapore, China and South Korea on a week-long trip.

Obama sets off for Asia, China looms large (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama left for Asia on Thursday with the U.S. economy, jobs and a yawning trade deficit with China looming large on his agenda.

Obama’s pay czar concerned firms could lose talent (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration’s pay czar says he is “very concerned” about scaring away top talent at seven firms that took the biggest bailouts.