Archives for December 3, 2009

Obama vows to tackle jobs challenge head-on (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged corporate America to help tackle the nation’s highest unemployment in 26 years but also hinted at federal tax credits and aid to states to ease jobless woes.

Obama bemoans desperation of people out of work (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says a jobs forum he hosted at the White House generated many useful ideas for jump-starting job creation, some of which can be put into action “immediately” by his administration.

Obama open to every good idea to stop job losses (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama kicked off a White House jobs forum on Thursday by saying he’s “open to every demonstrably good idea” to reverse the worst job losses in decades. But Obama said the government’s resources are limited and that growth ultimately must come from the private sector.

Congress worries about Obama’s plan for Pakistan (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s planned troop buildup in Afghanistan came in for more skepticism on Capitol Hill Thursday with lawmakers zeroing in on how the U.S. will deal with terrorist havens in neighboring Pakistan.

US Senators press Obama on climate plans (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US Senators urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to push for global action to fight climate change but warned that developing nations must shoulder a large part of the burden.

Congress appears poised to back Obama war plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

Despite misgivings, members of Congress seem poised to back President Barack Obama’s plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan after getting assurances the commitment isn’t open-ended.

Obama rejoining economic debate with jobs summit (AP via Yahoo! News)

Under pressure from Republicans and an impatient public to fix the sputtering economic recovery, President Barack Obama is refocusing on this politically potent issue by talking job creation with business and labor leaders at the White House.

Skeptical Dems resign themselves to Obama war plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

A deeply skeptical Congress on Wednesday resigned itself to President Barack Obama’s escalation of the Afghanistan war, even as the president’s chief military and diplomatic advisers sought to cool any expectations that the war would end in two years.

Newt Gingrich praises Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is praising President Barack Obama for showing political courage on Afghanistan.

Obama to welcome Lebanon’s president (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama will welcome Lebanon’s President Michel Sleiman to Washington later this month, the White House has said.