Stories tagged: Barack Obama
Mon., Dec. 14, 2009
Obama talks of Afghanistan strategy
WASHINGTON – In strikingly personal comments about his order to escalate the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said Sunday his decision to send 30,000 new combat troops was the …
Fri., Dec. 11, 2009
Obama’s Nobel speech offers ‘just war’ defense
OSLO, Norway – President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned rationale for war in accepting the 2009 Nobel Prize for Peace on Thursday, a paradox that he acknowledged, even as he …
Thu., Dec. 10, 2009, 3:02 p.m.
Obama defends war, urges peace
Newly enshrined among the world’s great peacemakers, President Barack Obama offered a striking defense of war. Eleven months into his presidency, a fresh Obama doctrine.
Thu., Dec. 10, 2009
Obama likes new health plan
WASHINGTON – The unexpected new proposal forged by the Senate for breaking the impasse over creation of a government-run medical insurance plan won President Barack Obama’s endorsement Wednesday and raised …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2009, 8:17 a.m.
Geithner: bailout program extended to October
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress Wednesday that the administration will extend the government’s financial bailout program until next fall, saying it’s needed to protect against fresh economic shocks.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2009
Obama lays out details of jobs plan
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday presented the broad outlines of a new government effort to spur the creation of jobs, but he left the work of hammering out …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2009, 3:41 p.m.
U.S.: $3B to end royalty dispute with Indian tribes
The Obama administration says it will spend more than $3 billion to settle a long-running and contentious lawsuit over royalties owed to American Indians.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2009, 12:22 p.m.
New Obama plans: ‘spend our way out’ of downturn
President Barack Obama outlined new multibillion-dollar stimulus and jobs proposals Tuesday, saying the nation must continue to “spend our way out of this recession” until more Americans are back at …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2009
Obama turns to leftover bailout funds for jobs help
WASHINGTON – Under heavy pressure to get Americans back to work, President Barack Obama on Monday suggested using a newly available pot of money left over from the government’s bank …
Mon., Dec. 7, 2009, 3:06 p.m.
Consumer borrowing falls for 9th straight month
Americans borrowed less for a record ninth straight month in October, another sign that consumer spending will remain weak, making it harder for the economy to mount a sustained rebound.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2009
Outside Voices: Obama plan bold, realistic
Kansas City Star, Dec. 2: Saying that fighting extremism in Afghanistan is vital to American national security, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the rapid deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. …
Mon., Dec. 7, 2009
President rallies Senate Democrats on health bill
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama made a rare Sunday visit to the Capitol to urge a fractious Democratic caucus to pull together to pass landmark health care legislation. Obama made …
Fri., Dec. 4, 2009, 9:52 a.m.
Obama: Jobs plan will ‘jump-start’ hiring
Even as he trumpeted a slowdown in the nation’s job losses Friday, President Barack Obama put finishing touches on a proposal he’ll unveil next week to “jump-start” business hiring across …
Thu., Dec. 3, 2009
Obama focuses on jobs
WASHINGTON – The nation’s 10.2 percent unemployment rate gets renewed attention this week as President Barack Obama hosts a jobs summit today, a day before the Labor Department reports new …
Thu., Dec. 3, 2009
Afghan proposal fuels debate
WASHINGTON – The timetable for rapidly expanding and then shrinking U.S. force levels in Afghanistan, a central feature of President Barack Obama’s new war strategy, came under glaring worldwide scrutiny …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2009
Obama orders Afghanistan surge
Announcing a major expansion of the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the swift deployment of 30,000 troops would be enough to break the Taliban before the …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2009
Washington, Idaho delegations back Obama’s strategy
Vietnam War veteran Rep. Walt Minnick sat in the auditorium at West Point on Tuesday surrounded by men and women in cadet gray uniforms being told by a president they …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2009, 5:45 p.m.
AP fact check: Obama’s Afghanistan speech
President Barack Obama’s speech Tuesday night did not always match the reality on the ground in Afghanistan.
Tue., Dec. 1, 2009, 5:09 p.m.
Obama announces 30,000 extra troops for Afghanistan
Declaring “our security is at stake,” President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Afghanistan on Tuesday night, but balanced the buildup with a …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2009
Obama planning Afghan buildup
WASHINGTON – After months of debate, President Barack Obama will spell out a costly Afghanistan war expansion to a skeptical public tonight, coupling an infusion of as many as 35,000 …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2009
Obama hails U.S., India’s ‘growing partnership’
WASHINGTON – Seeking firmer footing for U.S.-India relations, President Barack Obama tried Tuesday to calm India’s fears about Asian rival China, salving bruised feelings in the world’s largest democracy with …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2009
Obama’s big challenge lies in selling Afghan decision
WASHINGTON – When he addresses the nation next week on his Afghanistan strategy, President Barack Obama will face the central challenge of explaining why he is escalating an 8-year-old war …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2009
Obama, S. Korea’s Lee declare unity on weapons
SEOUL, South Korea – President Barack Obama said Thursday the United States has begun talking with allies about fresh punishment against Iran for defying efforts to halt its nuclear weapons …
Wed., Nov. 18, 2009
Joint climate statement hazy
BEIJING – A joint statement by the U.S. and Chinese presidents on climate change is encouraging as pressure builds in the last few weeks before a 192-nation conference in Copenhagen, …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2009
Obama, Hu uncover parallels, differences
BEIJING – President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao emerged from hours of intense talks today determined to marshal their combined clout on crucial issues, but still showing divisions …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2009
In China, focus on freedom
SHANGHAI, China – Pressing for freedoms on China’s own turf, President Barack Obama said today that individual expression is not an American ideal but a universal right that should be …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2009
Obama announces forum on growth, jobs creation
WASHINGTON – With economic and political concerns rising as the unemployment rate has broken double digits, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced he will hold a high-level forum at the …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2009, 9:10 a.m.
Obama honors veterans at Arlington cemetery
President Barack Obama paid fond tribute Wednesday to the determination of the U.S. military, from those who served generations ago to today’s troops fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and missions around …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2009
Obama praises Texas fallen
FORT HOOD, Texas – President Barack Obama tried to console a grieving military Tuesday, telling the families of those killed in last week’s shooting rampage that “your loved ones endure …
Tue., Nov. 10, 2009, noon
Obama pays tribute to Fort Hood victims
One by one, President Barack Obama spoke the names and told the stories Tuesday of the 13 people slain in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, honoring their memories even as …