Posts Tagged ‘ barack obama ’

Obama supports ‘the right’ for ground zero mosque

Aug 14th, 2010 | By admin

Weighing his words carefully on a fiery political issue, President Barack Obama said Saturday that Muslims have the right to build a mosque near New York’s Ground Zero, but he did not say whether he believes it is a good idea to do so. Obama commented during a trip to Florida, where he expanded on
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Obama’s comments take mosque story national

Aug 14th, 2010 | By politicsnews

President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to defuse the controversy over his remarks on plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero, insisting that he wasn’t endorsing the specific project but making a general plea for religious tolerance toward all. “In this country, we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the
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‘Good ol’ boys’ in Warren’s way?

Aug 14th, 2010 | By politicsnews

As President Barack Obama closes in on picking a new federal consumer protection chief, the critics’ arguments against liberal favorite Elizabeth Warren are getting louder. She can’t get 60 votes in the Senate, some say – too polarizing. Others say Warren’s outspoken public persona and left-leaning impulses are an uncomfortable fit for
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Book Review: The Importance of Being Famous

Aug 14th, 2010 | By businessnews

When did celebrities stop having talent and become ubiquitous? By Paul M. Barrett Browse Issues Browse the BusinessWeek Archive Editor’s Rating: The Good: Inglis offers a convincing history of how modern celebrity traces back to the British theater of the 1700s. The Bad: The author wraps up his lively
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Obama makes clear support for ground zero mosque

Aug 14th, 2010 | By admin

After skirting the issue for weeks, President Barack Obama is making it clear he supports the construction of a mosque near ground zero in New York City. Obama says religious freedom was one of the nation’s founding principles. The president held a White House dinner Friday in celebration of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
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Laborers’ union to rejoin AFL-CIO

Aug 14th, 2010 | By admin

While Change to Win has helped its unions become more sophisticated and aggressive in organizing drives, critics say it never became a viable challenger to the 55-year-old AFL-CIO as a new model for organized labor. “It’s an organization that never really got off the ground,” said Nelson Lichtenstein, a labor historian at the University of
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Obama Gulf Trip Part Vacation, Part Sales Pitch

Aug 14th, 2010 | By usnews

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is taking his family to the Florida Panhandle for a weekend trip billed as part family vacation, part presidential sales pitch, as he looks to boost the region’s sagging tourism industry in the aftermath of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The president, first lady Michelle
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US FDA head says China improving food, drug safety

Aug 13th, 2010 | By admin

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says China is improving its oversight of its exporters following a slew of scandals over bogus or substandard drugs and foods ranging from vaccines and infant formula to dog chow. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Friday that Chinese officials she spoke with during her first visit
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Akerson Prepares for IPO as Auto Sales Slow

Aug 13th, 2010 | By businessnews

August 13, 2010, 12:28 AM EDT By Tim Higgins, Keith Naughton and Jeff Green Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) — Dan Akerson, General Motors Co.’s fourth chief executive officer in 18 months, has to convince investors the automaker’s turnaround has staying power. Announced yesterday to succeed Ed
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Rattner Says GM IPO Earlier Than People Would Like

Aug 12th, 2010 | By businessnews

August 12, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT By Mark Clothier (Adds quarterly results in second paragraph.) Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) — General Motor Co.’s planned initial public offering may be “a tad earlier than people would like,” according to the former head of President Barack Obama’s automotive
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