Archives for November 20, 2009

Obama’s Senate allies eye first health care victory (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate strove Friday to lock down the support to prevail in a landmark first test vote on his top domestic priority, remaking US health care.

Republicans urge Obama decision on Afghan strategy (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Top Republican lawmakers wrote to President Barack Obama on Friday, expressing “deep concern” over his Afghanistan policy, saying it has left the country and allies “uncertain about (his) commitment to the war.”

Obama drops by daughter Sasha’s school for event (AP via Yahoo! News)

Fresh from his weeklong trip through Asia, President Barack Obama is taking time to catch up on dad duty.

Senate confirms long-stalled Obama judicial pick (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The Democratic-led U.S. Senate, having smashed through a Republican wall of opposition, confirmed on Thursday U.S. President Barack Obama’s first and longest-stalled judicial nominee.

India PM heads to U.S. in test of ties with Obama (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

India’s prime minister and U.S. President Barack Obama meet next week to strengthen ties, with the emerging Asian power increasingly playing a bigger role on global issues such as climate change and trade.

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China activists say detained after seeking to meet Obama (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Two Chinese rights activists who sought a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama hours before he left Beijing said on Friday they were briefly detained by police, and one said Washington’s sway over rights in China had eroded.

Obama faces showdowns on health, Afghanistan, jobs (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will have scant time to rest up from his eight-day Asia trip.

New president role makes Europe ’stronger partner’: Obama (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama welcomed the appointment of the EU’s first president Thursday, saying it would make Europe an “even stronger partner” for the United States.