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President Obama Delivers Remarks at Signing of Edward Kennedy Service America Act

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 22nd, 2009 4:31 am by HL

President Obama Delivers Remarks at Signing of Edward Kennedy Service America Act
SPEAKERS: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SEN. EDWARD M. KENNEDY, D-MASS. [*] KENNEDY: This is a wonderful day… (APPLAUSE) … for all of our country and all Americans who will now have a chance and the opportunity to give back to their communities and the nation, the nation that we love so much. S…

President Obama and King Abdullah of Jordan Hold Media Availability
SPEAKERS: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN [*] (JOINED IN PROGRESS) QUESTION: … when do you expect that actually to happen? And how does the Arab peace initiative feature (OFF-MIKE) OBAMA: Well, first of all, we have gone out of our way to compliment the efforts of those Arab…

Obama Says Bush Officials Behind Interrogation Policy Could Be Prosecuted
President Obama yesterday declined to rule out legal consequences for Bush administration officials who authorized the harsh interrogation techniques applied to “high-value” terrorism suspects, saying the attorney general should determine whether they broke the law.

Firms Infused With Rescue Cash Find Money to Fund Lobbying
Top recipients of federal bailout money spent more than $10 million on political lobbying in the first three months of this year, including aggressive efforts aimed at blocking executive pay limits and tougher financial regulations, according to newly filed disclosure records.

Harsh Tactics Readied Before Their Approval
Intelligence and military officials under the Bush administration began preparing to conduct harsh interrogations long before they were granted legal approval to use such methods — and weeks before the CIA captured its first high-ranking terrorism suspect, Senate investigators have concluded.

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