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Saudi prince: U.S. action, not words, key in Mideast peace

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Posted 6 years ago by colinda
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Relations between Arab nations and the United States hinge on American leaders living up to their rhetoric about commitment to lasting peace in the Mideast, Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal told CNN Saturday. President Obama, in his statement yesterday, said that he`s genuinely making the effort to accomplish a peaceful resolution," al-Faisal, who served as Saudi ambassador to the United States from ...
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The First 100 Hours

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Posted 6 years ago by Queenoftab
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Obama breaks from Bush, avoids divisive stands.

Barack Obama opened his presidency by breaking sharply from George W. Bush`s unpopular administration, but he mostly avoided divisive partisan and ideological stands. He focused instead on fixing the economy, repairing a battered world image and cleaning up government.

"What an opportunity we have to change this country," ...
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Caroline Kennedy ends Senate bid: reports

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Posted 6 years ago by Queenoftab
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Caroline Kennedy told New York Gov. David Paterson on Wednesday that she is withdrawing from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, New York media reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

Kennedy, the daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, has never held public office but launched an unusual public campaign to replace Clinton ...
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Obamas, Bidens enjoy Lincoln Memorial concert

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Posted 6 years ago by Queenoftab
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WASHINGTON – Under the gaze of Abraham Lincoln`s statue, Bruce Springsteen and a red-robed gospel choir kicked off a spirited preinaugural concert Sunday before tens of thousands on the National Mall.

The crowd erupted in cheers when Obama and his wife, Michelle, arrived, walking down the steps of the memorial, and kept applauding for the high-energy Springsteen act and the performances ...
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Obama to meet with military commanders Wednesday on Iraq

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Posted 6 years ago by colinda
Incoming President Barack Obama is planning to meet with top military leaders on Wednesday to discuss the war in Iraq and move to begin implementing his campaign promise of removing all combat troops within 16 months, according to two transition officials familiar with the matter. The meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other top military commanders is to be held on Obama`s first full day in ...
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No Bush moving trucks needed Inauguration Day

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Posted 6 years ago by colinda
On Inauguration day, there`s one scene at the White House that won`t be playing out exactly as it has during past transitions: the traditional moving of the outgoing First Family`s belongings. Anita McBride, Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush, tells CNN that the Bushes have moved almost all their things out of the White House ahead of schedule. "There won`t be ... the moving trucks for the ...
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Pelosi, Obama disagree on tax cuts, Bush investigations

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Posted 6 years ago by colinda
Two days before President-elect Barack Obama is officially sworn in, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made clear she disagrees with the incoming administration on at least two issues. Obama has indicated he is not interested in repealing President Bush`s tax cuts for wealthy Americans before they expire in two years or investigating past actions of the Bush administration.

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Euro heads lower against dollar

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Posted 6 years ago by Ladyree
The euro was lower against the dollar on Monday, reversing earlier gains and dropping below $1.36 as investors focused on President-elect Barack Obama`s economic stimulus plan.

The 16-nation currency had opened higher in early trading, climbing as far as $1.3963, but fell back to an intraday low of $1.3552 in the European afternoon.

The euro, which was adopted by Slovakia on Jan ...
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Obama seeks big tax cuts

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Posted 6 years ago by Queenoftab
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Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- President-elect Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package will include hundreds of billions of dollars worth of tax breaks for individuals and businesses, according to a transition official and Democratic aides.

Obama is asking that tax cuts make up 40 percent of a stimulus package, the people say. The measure may be worth as much as $775 billion, a Democratic ...
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Trouble in paradise

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Posted 6 years ago by Ladyree
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One would have liked to see the new administration at least make it through exhibition season before suffering a scandal. But here it is, two weeks before President Obama actually takes office, and already a Cabinet appointee has been forced to withdraw. Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, tapped by the president-elect to be secretary of commerce, removed his name from consideration due to a grand ...
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