258 results for 'obama'
According to the apparent consensus of pundits, President Obama did everything wrong as he tried to lead the country to health-care reform.In the beginning he didn't demonstrate sufficient leadership, he left the writing of the bill to the Congress, and at the end he made it too personal, went on TV too much, risked his entire presidency. His timing was all wrong, he should have put the whole matter aside until the recession was over and concentrated instead on jobs, jobs, jobs. He was trying to do too much; he should have put it aside until he first achieved peace in the Middle East... (more)
The American President Barack Obama is committed to put an end to the violations of human rights that are going on in the Eastern part of Congo. He is putting pressure in order to pacify the Eastern Congo. In this vein, he sent his special envoy to Bukavu, the capital city of South Kivu province ,which has become a real battle field for various fighters because of its land that engorges categories of minerals. Thus, Howard Wolpe, who is Barack Obama’s special advisor to the Great Lakes Region, arrived in Bukavu yesterday. The aim of his visit is to see in which context durable peace can be... (more)
Obama certainly looks down his nose in a condescending manner. Why do I hear "KNEEELLLLLLLLL BEFORE ZOD!!!" from Superman II in my ear?
In opening the State of Union, Obama mentioned the Speaker of the House, the Vice President and the American people. What, no acknowledgement of illegal aliens? Obama apparently is not as tolerant as made to appear.
Isn't Chris Matthews forgetting that Obama is Black more offensive then Harry Reid saying "negro dialect"?
By invoking Bull Run & the Bloody Sunday of the civil rights movement in the State of the Union, Obama implies disagreement... (more)
...book Game Change focuses mainly on the Clintons and the 2008 presidential election. But Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is in the crosshairs of the book as well. The book’s authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann describe a moment during the 2008 election where Reid referred to then candidate Obama as a light-skinned African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted one.”
Today, speaking from Apex, Nevada, Reid said the following:
“I've apologized to the president and said to everyone within the sound of my voice that I could have used a better choice of words. ... (more)
The days in the Nation's Capitol are frigid like most of the country. With temperatures in the low teens, most of the city is sequestered in their homes and offices. Not so up on the Hill and in the White House as Democrats and President Obama meet frequently to push a reconciliation bill into final form. The question is whether there has been a loss of support by those on the fence Democratic senators for a bill that the public has now learned of the backroom deals required for passage.
According to reports in the Washington Post, the President has been meeting twice weekly with the... (more)
...Joe Lieberman who was adamantly opposed to it. In a televised interview, he indicated for the 1st time that he could see a basis for voting for the latest Senate version. With his support, the prospects for getting the necessary 60 votes to override a filibuster looked brighter. President Obama added to the pressure on his fellow Democrats in a meeting with them Tuesday at the White House where he later stood with the Senate Democratic leadership and announced that he was confident that a generational changing health care bill will be enacted.
Recent political history has shown ... (more)
...to bear on a young president to make sure he does not use the theoretical powers of the presidency to overturn any of the apple-carts of the military/industrial complex (or missile-carts or whatever they may be). But we know that they work.
We know because we heard President Barack Obama say this morning in Oslo, as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, "war is sometimes necessary." Not only now, but in the future, nations "will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified." This is "a recognition of history," he said, and recognition that "evil does... (more)
It’s here and it’s real. The US President Barack Obama has finally let the cat out of his bag. He has announced the much awaited decision on troop numbers on Sunday night, a White House spokesman said. Though the formal plan in terms of troop numbers and other logistics will be announced on Tuesday, the current announcement confirms the earlier resolve by the US President, to "finish the job" in Afghanistan.
The Associated Press quoting White House spokesman Robert Gibbs reported, that Mr. Obama held an unannounced meeting on Sunday night with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Senior... (more)
Recently in a speech given to the AMA (American Medical Association) President Obama announced a few of the details of his health care plan for America. Which he announced the budget being around $1 trillion over the next ten years. In order to keep this cap some sacrifices must be made and other programs cut. For instance, federal payments to hospitals by about $200 billion and cut $313 billion from Medicare and Medicaid over 10 years. (AP)This will have a profound impact on the retired and elderly who already struggle on these mismanaged and inappropriate programs.... (more)
The United States is trying to persuade its NATO partners to commit 10,000 additional troops for Afghanistan as part of President Obama’s strategy for the region. President Obama previously indicated a quick close to the Afghanistan war. A formal strategy on Afghanisatn is expected to emerge by next week. Sources also reported possible additional U.S. troop deployment to the tune of 35,000 in 2010. U.S. has currently about 71,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan.
While the U.S. is trying to get allies commitment on 10,000 troops, reports suggest that the allies are willing... (more)