Archives for November 23, 2009

U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges Obama action on trade (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama should look abroad for ways to boost jobs at home, the biggest U.S. business lobby group said on Monday, urging the administration to advance three pending free trade agreements.

Obama says must do more to ease unemployment (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said on Monday his top priority was to tackle high U.S.

Obama: US economy has ‘core strengths’ (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said Monday the nation’s economy is in good shape for the long term thanks to “core strengths” such as its universities, its innovation and a dynamic workforce.

Obama pushes math, science education (CNN)

A conversation last week with South Korea’s president apparently showed President Obama the stark difference between how Asian nations and the United States value education.

Obama to meet advisers on Afghanistan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama planned a ninth session with top advisers on Afghanistan on Monday as he neared a decision on whether to send troops and fought Republican charges that he is taking too long to make up his mind.

Obama to meet war cabinet on Afghanistan (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will meet with his war cabinet Monday for “possibly” the last time before deciding whether to dispatch tens of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan, an official said.

Obama adds Afghanistan meeting to Monday schedule (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama added a Monday night meeting with top advisers on Afghanistan to his schedule as he closes in on a decision on whether to send more U.S. troops.

Indian PM to be feted by Obama at state visit (AP via Yahoo! News)

India has watched with wariness as President Barack Obama’s administration has lavished attention on rivals Pakistan and China. Now, Obama is trying to ease Indian worries by honoring Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the first state visit of his presidency.

Obama gathers his A list for first state dinner (Los Angeles Times)

The guest list for Tuesday’s gala remains a secret, but it should solidify who is considered a VIP in the Obama White House. The dinner honors India’s prime minister

Obama touts Asia trade to create jobs (Malaysian Mirror)

WASHINGTON – 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.