Archives for November 21, 2009

Obama health drive faces critical vote (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s signature drive to remake US health care strode closer to clearing a key Senate hurdle Saturday as the last two wavering Democrats agreed to vote to formally start debate on the bill.

Obama’s approval dips to 49% (Chicago Tribune)

Public approval of the job that President Barack Obama is performing has fallen below 50 percent for the first time in the Gallup Poll’s daily tracking of opinion.

Obama Cites Asia Trip as Boost to U.S. Economy (Fox News)

President Obama’s eight-day trip to Asia produced no tangible wins for the United States, though he is citing talks with Asian allies that he says could help create thousands of job and open new markets for American goods in the future.

Obama Says Asia Trip Focused on Economy and Creating U.S. Jobs (Bloomberg)

Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama said he focused much of his recent week-long trip to Asia on exploring ways to increase U.S

Obama trumpets Asia trip as boost to US economy (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s eight-day trip to Asia produced no tangible wins for the United States, though he is citing talks with Asian allies that he says could help create thousands of job and open new markets for American goods in the future.

Dalai Lama praises Obama on Tibet issue (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday praised US President Barack Obama for taking up the issue of Tibet “very seriously” with Chinese leaders on his recent trip to China.

Obama touts Asia trade to create jobs (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama, back from a tour of Asia, called Saturday for the United States to produce more goods to sell across the Pacific, touting trade as a way to revive the troubled US economy.

Obama asks for patience on economy (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to show patience over the economy and argued that his just-concluded Asia trip was critical for U.S. exports, countering criticism he had returned empty-handed.

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

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

Obama Afghan decision to come after Thanksgiving (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will wait until after Americans mark Thanksgiving on November 26 to announce whether or not he sends reinforcements to Afghanistan, his spokesman Robert Gibbs said.