Barack Obama

Obama not to attend new South African president’s inauguration

 Obama not to attend new South African president’s inaugurationPretoria (South Africa), Apr. 30 : US President Barack Obama will not be among the heads of state attending ANC leader Jacob Zuma''s inauguration as the country''s fourth democratically-elected president, the foreign affairs department said on Wednesday.

Director general Ayanda Ntsaluba told the media in Pretoria that confirmations were continuing to flow in for the May 9 festivities, and so far, 21 heads of state have confirmed that they will be attending.

Frustrated and baffled, Republicans don’t know how to counter Obama

Barack ObamaWashington, Apr. 30 : Baffled and frustrated Republicans say they don’t know how to counter or combat President Barack Obama.

“Our base is getting frustrated,” said one top Republican at the Capitol.

Even among other Republicans, the question of how to deal with Obama has lead to mixed messages.

House Republican leaders wrote a letter to Obama this week, praising him for his “call for a new era of bipartisanship in Washington.”

“The GOP is disjointed, because we have no national message machine,” lamented a party official who is privy to the media strategy.

Obama says he does not want to run auto companies

Barack ObamaWashington, Apr. 30 : President Barack Obama has said that he does not want to run American auto companies, which are presently experiencing a major crisis.

"I don''t want to run auto companies, and I don''t want to run banks. I''ve got two wars I''ve got to run already--I''ve got more than enough to do," CBS quoted Obama, as saying.

Chrysler faces a government-imposed deadline to finalize a partnership with Fiat SpA by this Thursday.

Obama “gravely concerned” about “ fragile” Pak government

US President Barack ObamaWashington, Apr. 30 : The ‘existential threat’ that Pakistan is facing currently from the ever advancing Taliban has US President Barack Obama seriously worried.

Talking to media persons at a prime-time news conference on the occasion of completing 100 days in office, Obama said he is “gravely concerned” about the stability of the Pakistani government.

Obama termed the Zardari regime in Pakistan as “very fragile”.

Obama gives himself a passing grade on 100th day in office

Obama gives himself a passing grade on 100th day in officeWashington, Apr. 30 : President Barack Obama has given himself a grade of satisfactory with room for improvement on completing 100 days in office.

"On my 100th day in office, I''ve come back to report to you, the American people, that we have begun to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off," the President said in a campaign-style town-hall meeting in Arnold, Mo.

Chrysler's final hour? Obama hopeful as ultimatum looms

Chrysler's final hour? Obama hopeful as ultimatum loomsWashington - Chrysler LLC hoped for a last-minute miracle to keep it out of bankruptcy as an ultimatum for the ailing US carmaker to restructure or lose the government's support was bearing down on the company Thursday.

As government-brokered negotiations between Chrysler and nearly 50 creditors went into Wednesday night, President Barack Obama offered few details but suggested the last-ditch efforts had yielded some positive results.