Archives for November 27, 2009

Obama administration closely monitoring Dubai debt outlook (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON_ The Obama administration said Friday that it’s carefully watching developments in a looming debt default by the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, whose efforts to fend off creditors sent stocks skidding in the United States and around the globe amid fears of new bank losses.

Aerial-gunning foes ask Obama to ban practice (AP via Yahoo! News)

A wildlife advocacy group Friday asked President Barack Obama to end aerial gunning of coyotes and other predators, citing an Idaho incident where a shotgun-wielding parachutist illegally fired on a wolf.

Obama to host Australian leader for White House talks (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama will host Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday, a day before announcing his revamped Afghanistan war strategy, the White House said.

Obama set to meet with Australian prime minister (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will meet with the Australian prime minister at the White House on Monday.

Can Trichet succeed where Obama failed on yuan? (Market Watch)

Barack Obama couldn’t do it. Now it’s European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet’s turn to try persuading China that it should allow its currency to appreciate.

Obama faces delicate balancing act on climate (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Having vowed US climate action, President Barack Obama heads to Copenhagen needing to perform a delicate balancing act between huge expectations and the reality of a reluctant Congress.

Solemn Obama pays tribute to troops on Thanksgiving (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Days before he is expected to order more troops to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the US military , lamenting families with an empty seat at their Thanksgiving table.

Obama must sell base on unpopular war (Politico via Yahoo! News)

In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, President Barack Obama must convince supporters who thought they’d voted for an anti-war president to back a plan expected to roughly double the number of troops in Afghanistan from when he took office.

Obama telephones thanks to 10 US service members (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama enjoyed a quiet first Thanksgiving at the White House, telephoning U.S.

Obama telephones thanks to 10 US service members (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama enjoyed a quiet first Thanksgiving at the White House, telephoning U.S. servicemen and women stationed around the world and spending time in the company of his family and friends.