Archives for November 19, 2009

Obama says US, allies discussing Iran sanctions (AP via Yahoo! News)

Showing impatience with Iranian foot-dragging, President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. and its allies are discussing possible new penalties against Iran for defying international attempts to halt its contested nuclear program.

What’s Obama’s trade policy? So far, there isn’t much of one (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — During his first 10 months in office, as global trade contracted sharply, President Barack Obama avoided pursuing free-trade pacts and limited his public moves on the trade front to high-profile and often politically popular retaliatory actions.

Obama trip: Style over substance (Politico via Yahoo! News)

SEOUL, South Korea — President Barack Obama returns from his maiden Asian swing with none of the concrete accomplishments that White Houses typically put in place before big trips, setting up a stark test for his idealistic theory that the United States should act more like a wise neighbor than a swaggering superpower.

Obama Aims to Allay Auto Lobby Concern on Korea Trade (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama said he is committed to pushing through a free trade agreement with South Korea that has been stalled by the U.S

Obama mortgage rescue: Only a few get lasting help (CNN Money)

Only a tiny percentage of troubled homeowners have received permanent modifications under President Obama’s foreclosure prevention plan, raising concerns about the effectiveness of the $75 billion effort.

Obama warns US, partners mulling ‘consequences’ for Iran (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama warned Thursday that the United States and its partners were working on a package of steps to show Iran the “consequences” of its decision to snub a nuclear deal with world powers.

On last day in Asia, Obama sets N.Korea talks date (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama announced Thursday a US envoy would visit North Korea early next month, as he joined South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak in urging the communist state back to nuclear talks.

Obama, revisiting Nixon, says 9/11 suspect guilty (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama appeared to be taking a page from Richard Nixon’s playbook Wednesday when he seemed to declare the suspected Sept.

Obama warns Iran of consequences over nuclear standoff (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a strong warning to Iran on Thursday of consequences of its failure to respond to the offer of a nuclear deal and could have a package of steps to take “within weeks.”

Obama ready to help a non-nuclear North Korea (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama said he was willing to help North Korea repair its economy and end decades of international isolation if Pyongyang stopped a cycle of threats and finally moved toward nuclear disarmament.