Archives for November 26, 2009

Feds: Couple crashed Obama’s state dinner (CNN)

Two people without invitations crashed President Obama’s first White House state dinner, the U.S. Secret Service said Wednesday.

Obama and GOP differ over recipe for jobs, economy (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama and a top House Republican acknowledged in holiday messages Thursday the economic struggles facing Americans this Thanksgiving but offered starkly different recipes for relief.

Obama to unveil his Afghan plan Tuesday (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama will announce his new Afghan strategy in an address to the nation Tuesday from the prestigious West Point military academy, the White House said.

Obama’s Thanksgiving proclamation (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation, as released by the White House:

On Afghanistan, Obama finds friend in India (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama, faced with a wary Western public days before he unveils a new strategy on Afghanistan, is embracing the role of India, one of the countries most worried about a Taliban resurgence.

Obama to vow greenhouse emissions cuts in Denmark (AP via Yahoo! News)

Putting his prestige on the line, President Barack Obama will personally commit the U.S. to a goal of substantially cutting greenhouse gases at next month’s Copenhagen climate summit. He will insist America is ready to tackle global warming despite resistance in Congress over higher costs for businesses and homeowners.

Obama Will Carry Pledge of 17% U.S. Emissions Cut to Copenhagen (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen for climate-change talks, where he’ll offer to cut U.S.

Obama sends hajj, Eid greetings to Muslims (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama sent greetings Wednesday on behalf of the United States to pilgrims performing the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia, and to Muslims worldwide celebrating the Eid-ul-Adha holiday.

Can Obama save Copenhagen talks? (Politico via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s decision to drop in on the international climate conference in Copenhagen next month lends some star power to an event that’s lost much of its luster — but at considerable risk for Obama himself.

Obama family distributes Thanksgiving treats (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Obama family passed out turkeys, stuffing and other Thanksgiving favorites to people at a food pantry organization.