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GOP cautions Obama against climate commitment (AP via Yahoo! News)

Even as he prepares to argue for action at the international climate conference, President Barack Obama is getting some reminders of the domestic political divide — and anxiety — over climate change.

Obama Delays Trip to Copenhagen by One Week (International Herald Tribune)

The White House said Friday that President Obama was delaying his appearance in Copenhagen at the international summit on climate change by a week so he could be there at the same time as other world leaders.

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.

Newark, NJ, airport guard accused of Obama threat (AP via Yahoo! News)

A private security guard at Newark Liberty International Airport was arrested on charges of threatening Barack Obama the night before the president was to fly there.

With Olympics, Obama takes a hit along with Chicago (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — The International Olympic Committee’s stinging first-round elimination of Chicago on Friday as the site of the 2016 Summer Games probably won’t count much in how history judges Barack Obama’s presidency.

Obama’s Copenhagen trip wasn’t cheap (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

President Barack Obama’s failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego. Taxpayers shelled out probably $1 million or more for the president, his wife and others to fly to Copenhagen and back to woo members of the International Olympic Committee

Obama, Chicago come up short in Olympics bid (CNN)

Michelle Obama gave an impassioned speech before the International Olympics Committee. President Obama traveled overseas — in the middle of debates over health care and Afghanistan — to make his personal pitch to bring the 2016 Olympics to his hometown.

Obama pushes for Chicago as 2016 Olympic host (CNN)

U.S. President Barack Obama urged the International Olympic Committee on Friday to pick his hometown of Chicago as the host of the 2016 Games, saying the city represents the American dream as well as the Olympic spirit.

Obama Supports Chicago Bid for 2016 Summer Games (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) — U.S.

Obama uses personal touch as Chicago bids to woo IOC (Reuters via Yahoo! News)