Posts Tagged ‘government’

President Obama Wins the Nobel Prize! Coverage

In Foreign Affairs, government, U.S. on October 9, 2009 at 7:32 am


Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize-  [Huffington Post]
Praise and Skepticism Greet Obama Nobel award- [Reuters]
Analysis: Obama’s Nobel honors promise, not action- [Associated Press
Syria Reacts Warmly to Obama Peace Prize- [Wall Street Journal]
The First Draft: What was the Nobel committee thinking?- [Reuters Blogs



New Orleans Notes: Recommendations for President Obama

In U.S. on October 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Barack Obama elected 44th president of the United States

Will he tour the disappearing wetlands? Check out America’s most sweeping experiment in education reform? Meet with some of the 1 million volunteers who have come to the scene of the nation’s costliest disaster?

So far, the White House isn’t saying what will be on, or off, the agenda when President Barack Obama visits New Orleans in the middle of this month.

But lots of people are making suggestions, some even asking members of the Louisiana congressional delegation to do a little personal lobbying on their behalf.

Continue reading on Nola.com.

Related: President Obama to Visit New Orleans in October [Nola.com]

President Obama touches down in Saudi Arabia

In Foreign Affairs on June 3, 2009 at 8:29 am


Coverage on Obama’s trip into the Middle East and Europe.

Huffington Post Coverage- “Obama Lands in Riyadh”
Arab News- “Obama’s Visit to the Kingdom Evokes Hope for the Future”
NY Times- “As Obama Begins Trip, Arabs Want Israeli Gesture”
Al Jezeera English – “Obama Begins Middle East Tour”

Voices Of Power: Jarrett on Her Relationship with the President – washingtonpost.com

In government, Uncategorized, Women on June 2, 2009 at 8:40 am

Obama Governors

The oh-so- glamorous Valerie Jarrett speaks to the Washington Post about her role in the White House and her relationship with the Obama family.

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Passing the Torch: First Black President Nominates Potential First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice

In government, Uncategorized, Women on May 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm


Many Latino voters were disappointed with number of Latinos in the Obama administration. But the President has “redeemed” himself with his selection of the “qualified” Sonia Sotomayor.  Complementing her three decade career, President Obama pointed out and praised Sotomayor’s “depth of experience and breadth of perspective”.  

Though some in the GOP has been quick to label her as someone from the “far left” and even “racist“, some in the party are (such as John McCain) are promising a fair confirmation hearing.  Any harsh attacks on the nominee could result in further alienating the fastest growing demographic in the country (67% of Hispanics voted for Obama) and women.  Softening their stance against her can alienate the old-guard of the party.  Look forward to an interesting confirmation process.

Sotomoyor Wikipedia Page

CNN – Partisan Confirmation hearings expected for Sotomayor

Miami Herald- NY Judge Rises from Projects to the Supreme Court

Astronaut Charles Bolden first African-American, 2nd Astronaut Nominated to Lead NASA

In U.S. on May 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm


If confirmed, Charles Bolden would be the first African-American head of NASA.  Who says African-Americans don’t excel in the math and science fields?