Rio fans celebrate after their city made it through another round for the nomination of host city for the 2016 Olympics at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Rio de Janeiro, represented in Copenhagen by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva , delivered a passionate appeal for South America to [...]
The video shows Gilad Shalit sitting in a chair, reading a newspaper dated September 14, 2009. “For a long time I’ve been waiting for the day to be released,” Shalit says. “I feel well in health terms and I’m being treated very well.”
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The unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in September as employers cut far more jobs than expected, evidence that the longest recession since the 1930s is still inflicting widespread pain. (Oct. 2)
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Importance of Issues
Government Ethics Edges Out Economy As Top Issue Among Voters
Thursday, October 01, 2009
For nearly two years, economic issues have held the top spot in terms of importance among voters.
But the latest national telephone survey shows that 83% now view government ethics and corruption as very important, placing it just ahead of the economy [...]
Obama meets with McChrystal in Copenhagen
By Jon Ward
President Obama unexpectedly Friday met in Copenhagen with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, one day after the general spoke out publicly on his need for more troops.
The president and the general met on board Air Force One for about 25 minutes at [...]
October 2, 2009
Obama’s French Lesson
By Charles Krauthammer
“President Obama, I support the Americans’ outstretched hand. But what did the international community gain from these offers of dialogue? Nothing.” — French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Sept. 24
WASHINGTON — When France chides you for appeasement, you know you’re scraping bottom. Just how low we’ve sunk was demonstrated by the [...]
U.S. Senate panel set to advance healthcare overhaul
Fri Oct 2, 2009 2:57am EDT
By Donna Smith
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Friday wrapped up debate on a massive overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system and prepared to vote on the legislation next week.
“We can be proud of what we’ve done here,” Committee [...]
As his hometown turned into a killing field, Obama remained silent until the Albert video inconveniently went viral in the middle of his and the first lady’s courtship of Olympic honchos. Now he expresses belated shock through a spokesman.
Maybe there’s a reason for his silence. As a local legislator, Obama was soft on violent gang [...]
Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill
By: SUSAN FERRECHIO
Chief Congressional Correspondent
10/01/09 4:37 PM EDT
The Senate defeated on a party-line vote a move by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz to set a Nov. 15 deadline for the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and other military brass to testify before the Senate about the need for additional [...]
OPINION OCTOBER 1, 2009, 10:44 P.M. ET
Intelligence Averts Another Attack
Why do Democrats in Congress want to change key laws that have helped to discover terrorist plots?
By MICHAEL B. MUKASEY
One would think that the arrests last week of Najibullah Zazi, charged with plotting to bomb New York City subways—and of two others charged with planning to [...]