Obama hones populist message to push economic agenda (Reuters) – 1719th Edition

5 12 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama greets the Kennedy Center honorees during a reception at the White House in Washington December 4, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) ENTERTAINMENT)Reuters – President Obama’s aides have persistently tried to paint Republicans as the party of the rich, with mixed results.

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McCain: Hispanic vote ‘up for grabs’ (AP) – 1720th Edition

5 12 2011

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, as he leaves a Republican policy meeting. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)AP – Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the potentially powerful Hispanic vote in the upcoming presidential election remains “up for grabs” because neither President Barack Obama nor Republicans have convinced these voters that they are on their side.

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McCain: Hispanic vote ‘up for grabs’ (AP) – 1718th Edition

5 12 2011

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, as he leaves a Republican policy meeting. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)AP – Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the potentially powerful Hispanic vote in the upcoming presidential election remains “up for grabs” because neither President Barack Obama nor Republicans have convinced these voters that they are on their side.

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Obama plans media blitz for financial watchdog (Reuters) – 1717th Edition

5 12 2011

Reuters – President Barack Obama will begin a media campaign this week to seek support for his nomination of banking industry critic Richard Cordray to head a new financial watchdog agency.
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Obama rolls out new 2012 theme (Daily Caller) – 1716th Edition

5 12 2011

Daily Caller – The White House is highlighting a new theme for the 2012 election this week by holding a meeting with university leaders on Monday, giving a speech in Kansas on Tuesday and by lobbying to win a high-stakes Senate vote on Thursday.
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Obama says Pakistan troop deaths “regrettable” (Reuters) – 1715th Edition

5 12 2011

Reuters – President Barack Obama on Sunday called Pakistan’s president to offer condolences over a NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani troops and provoked a crisis in relations between the two countries.
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President Obama Forced to Squabble Over Nonissues with Republican Candidates (ContributorNetwork) – 1714th Edition

5 12 2011

ContributorNetwork – COMMENTARY | I’ll admit it, even though it’s a little embarrassing nowadays. I used to be a Republican. And then I grew up. Here in the final year leading to election 2012, when the GOP could be bringing up real issues — or at least getting out of Ron Paul’s way — Republicans are doing little more than pandering to emotions, as shown in a report from the Associated Press.
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U.S. sees little new in China greenhouse gas cut pledge (Reuters) – 1713th Edition

5 12 2011

A child in a large ball that forms part of a environmentally friendly playing area on the beach in Durban, South Africa, Sunday, Dec 4, 2011. Delegates from across the world are gathered in the city of Durban as they take part in a two week long climate change summit. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)Reuters – The United States is sceptical that China’s comments it could support a legally binding deal to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions marked a breakthrough in troubled climate talks, an Obama administration official said in Durban Sunday.

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Obama calls Pakistan leader about NATO airstrikes (AP) – 1712th Edition

5 12 2011

AP – President Barack Obama has told Pakistan’s president that the NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers were not deliberate attacks and that the U.S. is committed to a full investigation.
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White House denies reports Obama knew of ‘Fast and Furious’ in 2010 (Daily Caller) – 1711th Edition

5 12 2011

Daily Caller – A White House spokesman pointed Friday to an account published by the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in its denial of three online claims that President Barack Obama was briefed about the failed “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking program in 2010.
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