CATEGORY: November 2009

Stalemate Looms in Obama’s Mideast Peace Effort

Settlement freeze was the key word when President Barack Obama initially began his effort at an Israeli-Palestinian peace process; but now the re-launch of that effort is falling apart faster than you can say those words. While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton struggles to convince Arab foreign ministers, the Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in a verbal war accusing each other of stalling the... [Read more]

Gore expects Obama to attend Dec. climate talks

Although he had not yet spoken to the President about global talks, former Vice President Al Gore said that he believes Obama will attend the Copenhagen climate talks in December. Gore said that the President’s attendance would emphasize the Obama administration’s pledge to safeguard the environment. He made these observations while he was being interviewed on ABC’s “Good morning... [Read more]

Obama Warns Karzai to Focus on Tackling Corruption

After a much disputed election Hamid Karzai has been officially declared the winner of the Afghan Presidential election. Whilst congratulating him via a phone call, President Obama warned Mr. Karzai that he must take on the rampant drug trade and corruption which has seen the revival of the Taliban. President Obama stated to reporters that what he was seeking was “a sense on the part of President... [Read more]

45% for Obama, 49% Against — If Election Were Held Right Now

According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, if President Barack Obama was up for re-election at this point in time, only forty five percent (45%) of adults would “probably” vote for him; Forty nine percent (49%) of those polled said that it was unlikely that they would vote for his re-election. A majority of forty percent (40%) said they would not support him, and only... [Read more]

Remarks by the President during the meeting of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Roosevelt Room 11:24 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. I am pleased to be joined this morning by my Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Each of these men and women have extraordinary and diverse expertise in the economy. I want to especially thank Paul Volcker, who has been a terrific advisor to me since the transition and has continued to help steer this group in ways that are providing us... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at Signing of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009

Diplomatic Reception Room 11:58 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. AUDIENCE: Good morning. THE PRESIDENT: We often speak about AIDS as if it’s going on somewhere else. And for good reason — this is a virus that has touched lives and decimated communities around the world, particularly in Africa. But often overlooked is the fact that we face a serious HIV/AIDS... [Read more]


REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRIME MINISTER FREDRIK REINFELDT OF SWEDEN, EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT JOSÉ MANUEL BARROSO, AND EUROPEAN COUNCIL HIGH REPRESENTATIVE JAVIER SOLANA AFTER MEETING Cabinet Room 4:11 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to welcome, for the second day in a row, Prime Minister Reinfeldt. I also want to recognize President Barroso and Javier Solana. These three gentlemen... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany before Meeting

Oval Office 9:14 A.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Well, I’m just going to make a brief statement. I am thrilled to have Chancellor Merkel here today. I want to congratulate her again for her victory in her recent election, the formation of a government, and we are honored to have her visit the Oval Office. But the main reason she’s here is that a great honor has been bestowed... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Reinfeldt of Sweden after meeting

Oval Office 2:45 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: I am thrilled to have the Prime Minister of Sweden with us here today. We have had occasion to meet fairly frequently this year between all the various summits that we’ve participated in. I’ve always been struck by the Prime Minister’s thoughtful, measured approach to some of the most important global challenges that we face. We had a... [Read more]

Remarks by the President During the Opening of the Tribal Nations Conference & Interactive Discussion with Tribal Leaders

Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. 9:37 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Please, everybody have a seat. Thank you to Jefferson Keel, thanks for the wonderful introduction; to Clarence Jackson for the invocation. Good morning to all of you. I am honored to be with you today at this unique and historic event, the largest and most widely attended gathering of tribal leaders in our history.... [Read more]

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