CATEGORY: October 2009

Picking a fight: White House vs Fox News

They started it, not us. That’s the claim President Obama’s Communications Director is making against Fox News. However, the spark that ignited the current verbal war can be traced back to a CNN interview, where Anita Dunn called Fox News “a wing of the Republican Party.” Whilst Dunn is being cheered on by Obama supporters for her stance, some say that it shows up the administration... [Read more]

Don’t be ‘pacified’ by Obama election

On Sunday, The 76 year old Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, warned his followers against complacency on President Barrack Obama’s Election as the first black President. “This can pacify you and lull you to sleep in a dangerous time, making you think that we live in a post-racial America – when the opposite is true,” he said. “He’s the American president,... [Read more]

NY House race seen as test for GOP, Obama

Spearheading the bid to win in a century old Republican bastion are President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. Unlikely as it seems, the race is shaping up as a test of a struggling GOP. The Democratic candidate, 60 year old Bill Owens goes up against 49 year old Republican Dierdre Scozzafava, a state Assemblywoman, and Conservative candidate and business man Doug Hoffman, 59. The seat... [Read more]

Obama awaiting finished health care bill

Adopting a wait-and-see approach will be the stance of the White House as Congressional Negotiators look for a deal on Health care legislation. The legislation aims to place a cap on Insurance premiums or Tax benefits and advisors said that The White house would not commit to it until a solution is found. When asked about ending the antitrust exemption for insurance industry, White House aide David... [Read more]

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

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 epidemic of our own — right here... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore before Meeting

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. I just want to welcome the Minister Mentor of Singapore. This is one of the legendary figures of Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries. He is somebody who helped to trigger the Asian economic miracle. Singapore has been an outstanding friend and ally of the United States for many, many years, and so I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to hearing from... [Read more]

Races an early test of Obama influence

Virginia and New Jersey, two states President Barack Obama has worked to keep in the hands of the Democrats. But all that could change this Election Day, if the handful of Mayoral and Congressional races and a Same Sex Union initiative don’t go the way the Democrats want them to go. Risking political embarrassment if they lost, Obama has been campaigning for the Democrats in Virginia and New... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on Small Businessess and Health Insurance Reform

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please, have a seat. Before I begin, I want to just acknowledge two people who are working extraordinarily hard on behalf of small businesses. First of all, the administrator of our Small Business Administration, Karen Mills, is here. (Applause.) The other individual who is on his way and will be here in a hot second but we didn’t want to keep... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on Recovery Act Funding for Smart Grid Technology

12:05 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, guys. Thank you very much. Please, have a seat. Thank you so much. Well, first of all, let me thank Lew Hay and his visionary leadership at Florida Power & Light. It’s an example of a company that is doing well by doing good. And I think it’s a model for what we could duplicate all across the country. To Greg Bove, who just gave me the tour and... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at the Signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Please, everybody be seated. Good afternoon. I have often said that meeting our greatest challenges would require not only changing policies in Washington but changing the way business is done in Washington; that it would require a government that’s more efficient and effective and less influenced by lobbyists and parochial politics. And I’m pleased to... [Read more]

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