Maehara named new Japanese foreign minister as prime minister shuffles Cabinet

Japan gets new foreign minister in Cabinet shuffle

MQM leader killed in London, tension in Karachi

LONDON/KARACHI - Prominent Pakistani politician and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Imran Farooq was stabbed to death outside his home in London, causing panic in Pakistan’s Karachi city Friday where life in most places came to a virtual standstill after news of his killing spread.

Winner of Hawaii Democratic primary election will challenge GOP’s hold on governor’s office

Barack Obama (Waxwork)

Winner of Hawaii Democratic primary will challenge GOP’s hold on governor’s office

President Barack Obama

Envoy hopes Obama visit will help India get UNSC seat

Lee Myung-bak,Manmohan Singh

New Zealand lawmaker quits party over dead baby identify theft scam

NZ lawmaker who stole dead baby’s identity quits

Nirupama Rao in US to prepare ground for Obama visit

US President Barack Obama

Honduran police fire tear gas at supporters of ousted president; 1 killed

Honduran police tear gas Zeyala supporters; 1 dead

Japan to get new foreign minister as Kan reshuffles Cabinet to put stamp on his administration

Cabinet shuffle to give Japan new foreign minister

After mudslinging primary, tea party favorite O’Donnell opens fall Senate race absent attacks

No personal attacks: O’Donnell opens fall campaign

Student rebellion paralyzes public education in Argentina’s capital

Students protest education in Argentine capital

Japan’s Cabinet resigns en masse, to make way for new administration

Japan’s Cabinet resigns ahead of reshuffle

Remarks by the President at a Reception for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal

 6:36 P.M. EDT

     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you very much, thank you.  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  Everybody please have a seat, have a seat.

Presidential Proclamation–National POW/MIA Recognition Day

  "Until every story ends" is a solemn promise to those who wear the uniform of the United States that they will never be left behind or forgotten.  On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pay tribute to the American men and women who never returned home from combat, to those who faced unthinkable suffering as prisoners of war in distant lands, and to all servicemembers who have defended American lives and liberties with unwavering devotion.  As a grateful Nation, we can never repay the profound debt to our heroes, and we will not rest until we have accounted for the missing members of our Armed Forces.

Campaigning for Democrat, Obama warns voters against GOP Senate candidate in Connecticut

U.S. President Barack Obama
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Mass. AG Coakley to face Republican challenger after lawyer gets primary write-in votes

Mass. AG Coakley to face write-in GOP challenger

Palin says tea party-backed politicians winning as underdogs ’shaking up the good old boys’

Sarah Palin

US defense chief sees signs of progress in Afghanistan but says he’ll remain cautious

Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama

Group asks Calif. federal judge to halt US military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy worldwide

Group seeks halt to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Summary Box: Geithner pledges tougher approach on China trade issues including currency

Summary Box: Lawmakers upset with China on trade

Revisiting an old spat, Carter blames Kennedy for lack of health care overhaul in 1970s

Carter says Kennedy delayed health care years ago

Money’s no object for billionaire former eBay chief Whitman in California race for governor

Money’s no object for billionaire in CA gov’s race

Hispanic lawmakers say Obama promises he’ll push DREAM Act immigration bill for young people

US President Barack Obama welcomes Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

President Obama Nominates Charles Oberly to Serve as U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated Charles M. Oberly, III  to serve as U.S. Attorney. 

Mo. Democratic nominee for US Senate keeps TV ad despite copyright lawsuit by Fox News Network

Mo. Democrat keeps TV ad despite Fox News lawsuit

Message and Notice from the President on the Annual Renewal of the Terrorist Sanctions Authorities


Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice, stating that the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism is to continue in effect beyond September 23, 2010.

Press Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on Upcoming Afghan Parliamentary Elections

4:14 P.M. EDT

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Let me just start by saying we’ll do this on background as senior administration officials.  And I just wanted to start by just giving a sense of where we are in Afghanistan.  And we like to take these opportunities occasionally to check in around some milestones as they come up.

Guinea interim leader cites ethnic divisions as government postpones vote by at least 2 weeks

Guinea vote delays may stoke ethnic divisions

Seattle cartoonist who started “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” goes into hiding on advice of FBI

Seattle cartoonist goes into hiding on FBI advice

House panel sets second hearing in J&J recall probe, releases email on “pahntom” Motrin recall

House panel sets 2nd hearing in J&J recall probe

Readout of the President’s Meeting with Senator Robert Menendez and Representatives Nydia Velazquez and Luis Gutierrez

Today, President Obama met in the Oval Office with U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and U.S. Representatives Nydia Velazquez and Luis Gutierrez.  The President reiterated his commitment to working in a bipartisan manner to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  This reform must provide lasting and dedicated resources for border security, while also requiring accountability from both individuals in the U.S. illegally and unscrupulous employers who game the system for their own economic advantage.

US officials aren’t sure what motivated North Korea’s alleged attack on South Korean warship

US officials: Korea warship attack an ‘act of war’

Jimmy Carter blames Sen. Kennedy for delaying health care coverage

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Negative ads hit the air in key Senate battlegrounds, outside groups lead the charge

Senate battlegrounds see new round of negative ads

Remarks by the President at the Announcement of the “Change the Equation” Initiative

3:43 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Please have a seat.  Thank you very much.
Thank you to Ursula and all the board members here.  We are so excited about this initiative.  And I want everybody to also know that I’ve got one of the finest Secretaries of Education I think in the history of this country in Arne Duncan, and he is excited about it as well.  (Applause.) 

Obama tells Hispanic lawmakers he’ll push to pass DREAM Act immigration bill for young people

U.S. President Barack Obama

Presidential Proclamation–Constitution Day, Citizenship Day, Constitution Week

The summer of 1787 was a watershed moment in our Nation’s history.  In the span of four short months, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia established a Constitution for the United States of America, signing the finished charter on September 17, 1787.  With their signatures, and subsequent ratification of the Constitution by the States, the Framers advanced our national journey.

AP sources: Administration says aid to Lebanese military important for US, Mideast security

AP sources: Renewed Lebanese military aid sought

NYC mayor defends fellow billionaire Whitman’s spending in Calif. race that broke his record

NY mayor defends Whitman’s spending in Calif. race

Vice President Biden Issues Statement on the New START Treaty

“Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to approve the New START Treaty with a strong bipartisan majority.  I congratulate Senators Kerry and Lugar and all the members of the committee for their hard work and their thoughtful review.  There is no question that the New START Treaty, once it takes effect, will protect our security and make the world a safer place.  It will further improve our relationship with Russia and enable us to deepen our cooperation on a host of key issues, as well as further demonstrate America’s leadership in efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism.  The President and I believe the full Senate should give this agreement the same broad bipartisan support shown today by the Foreign Relations Committee and that agreements of this kind historically have received from the United States Senate.”

Statement by the President on the New START Treaty

I want to acknowledge an important step forward today that will advance our national security.   This afternoon, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of the New START Treaty, and I am pleased that it did so with strong bipartisan support.  I called the committee chairman, Senator Kerry, and Senator Lugar, the ranking member, to express my gratitude for their leadership, and I commend the members of the committee for their thoughtful review of this treaty. 

Republicans seek to bridge party divide by uniting with tea party candidates ahead of November

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