Obama visit will be ‘defining moment’ in ties: US

NEW YORK - The United States says President Barack Obama’s visit to India in November will be a “defining moment” in the history of their ties as Washington has an important stake in India’s emergence as a global power.

NKorea’s Kim Jong Il promotes youngest son to general in key succession moves

NKorea’s Kim Jong Il promotes son to general

US confident of resolving ‘irritants’ before Obama visit

NEW YORK - The United States is hopeful of reaching solutions on the issues of US export controls, the visa fee hike and the Indian nuclear liability bill before President Barack Obama’s India visit in November.

Pakistan ready for talks with India: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is possible in New York, if New Delhi agrees to fresh proposals submitted by Islamabad, it was reported here Tuesday.

Hugo Chavez says Venezuela is studying idea of starting peaceful nuclear energy program

Chavez: Venezuela studying nuclear energy program

Final sprint: Tea Party Express plans another cross-country bus tour to close 2010 election

Tea Party Express hits the road for 2010 races

Emanuel announcement on Chicago mayoral run expected as soon as Friday; no final decision yet

Emanuel decision near; likely to leave White House

Berlusconi ally brings anti-burqua bill in parliament

Rome, Sep 28 (IANS/AKI) An Italian politician with close ties to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has introduced a bill in the upper house of Italian parliament seeking ban on wearing burqua in public.

Nations say Myanmar must free Suu Kyi, other political prisoners for election to be credible

Nations warn Myanmar to free prisoners

UNITED NATIONS — Foreign ministers from key nations warned Myanmar’s military junta Monday that the release of political prisoners including detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is “essential” for upcoming elections to be seen as credible, the U.N. chief said.

Officials: Calif governor delays execution by 45 hours to allow time for appeals

Calif gov delays execution to allow appeals time

Officials: Calif governor delays execution by 45 hours for clemency request, appeals

California governor delays execution by 45 hours

North Korea promotes Kim son to general ahead of key political meeting

North Korea promotes Kim son to general

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il promoted his youngest son to the rank of general in the Korean People’s Army, the state news agency reported early Tuesday, the clearest signal yet that the 20-something is on track to succeed his father in ruling the impoverished country.

Presidential Proclamation–Family Day

Committed families shape and guide our children, preparing them for every obstacle they may encounter and encouraging them to overcome life's most demanding challenges.  Today, our young people are exposed to negative influences that can lead to dangerous decisions, such as abusing drugs and alcohol.  When parents, loved ones, and mentors take the time to educate youth about the risks they face, they can change attitudes and reduce the likelihood their loved ones will use alcohol and illicit drugs.  On Family Day, we honor the devotion of parents and family members, and recognize their critical role in teaching our young people positive and healthy behaviors.

Clinton presses Syria on making peace with Israel, respecting Lebanese sovereignty

Clinton urges Syria on peace with Israel

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is pressing Syria to resume long-stalled peace talks with Israel as part of its push for broad settlement between Arab countries and the Jewish state.

Biden: Obama doing ‘incredible job’ and keeping promises, party’s base should ’stop whining’

Biden: Democratic base should ’stop whining’

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 6102 and S. 3656

On Monday, September 27, 2010, the President signed into law:

H.R. 6102, which extends a certification deadline related to the Secretary of the Navy’s authority to enter into multiyear contracts for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fighter aircraft; and

AP Interview: NY gov. candidate Paladino says he’d serve one term, and it wouldn’t be ‘pretty’

AP Interview: Paladino says term won’t be ‘pretty’

North Korean leader’s son made general

Pyongyang, Sep 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been appointed as general, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s official news agency KCNA said Monday.

Venezuela opposition hopes can rein in Chavez after making gains in congressional elections

Opposition hopes to rein in Chavez after election

Obama returning to University of Wisconsin to seek young voters’ support for Dems in midterm

Obama returning U. of Wis. to court young voters

Former ‘West Wing’ writer, Moynihan aide gets his shot in MSNBC’s prime-time

O’Donnell gets his shot on MSNBC

NEW YORK — As Lawrence O’Donnell prepares to join MSNBC’s prime-time lineup, he’s proven that his years in politics have taught him the art of lowering expectations.

US ‘disappointed’ in Israel’s settlement stance, special envoy back to Mideast to end deadlock

US ‘disappointed’ in Israel over settlements

Presidential Nomination Sent to the Senate, 9/27/10

Paige Eve Alexander, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, vice Douglas Menarchik, resigned.

North Korea appears to have given Kim son rank of general ahead of key political meeting

NKorea appears to give military rank to Kim son

Remarks by the President at Signing of the Small Business Jobs Act

1:47 P.M. EDT
     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Please have a seat.  Thank you very much.  Thank you so much.  I am thrilled to be here on what is an exciting day. 

Pa. State Police says homeland security alerts caused problems, waste of resources

Pa. State Police says bulletins caused headaches

Leftist Colombian senator removed from office over allegations she collaborated with rebels

Colombian Sen. Cordoba kicked out of Congress

Ben & Jerry’s to remove ‘All Natural’ from labels after health advocacy group complaint

Ben & Jerry’s to drop ‘All Natural’ from labels

Iranian court orders 2 pro-reform parties dissolved, says state TV

Iran dissolves pro-reform parties

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state TV says a court has ordered the dissolution of two major pro-reform political parties.

AP Interview: NY gov. candidate Paladino says he’d serve 1 term, and it wouldn’t be ‘pretty’

AP Interview: Paladino says his style won’t change

Remarks by the President in Conference Call with College and University Student-Journalists

12:16 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Hey, everybody.  Thanks for joining me today.  Before I get to the questions I want to just take a minute to underscore something that is probably going to make as big a difference in our success as a nation as anything we do, and that's what we're trying to achieve to strengthen our nation’s higher education system.  Our classrooms, our professors, our administrators, our students — you guys are going to drive future success of the United States.

Calif judge refuses death row inmate’s request to block 1st state execution since 2006

Calif state court judge refuses to block execution

Opening Remarks by Dr. Jill Biden before the Higher Education Panel at NBC’s Education Nation Summit

“The Path to the American Dream: A survey on post-secondary education” – As Prepared for Delivery
NBC’s Education Nation Summit

AP Interview: Iraqi minister says US should help break deadlock in forming new government

Iraq: US should help break government deadlock

Opposition makes gains, Chavez allies see majority trimmed in Venezuela congressional vote

Chavez allies see congressional majority cut back

Bangladesh urged to dismantle insurgent groups’ camps: BSF chief

KOLKATA - India has urged Bangladesh to dismantle the camps of all northeast insurgent groups operating from within its territory, said a senior Border Security Force (BSF) official Monday. Bangladesh in turn has asked India to crack down on factories near the border illegally manufacturing phensedyl cough syrup that was being used as a popular drug.

Gujarat civic polls: BJP plea rejected

GANDHINAGAR - The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s plea to the Gujarat Election Commission seeking rejection of the Congress nominees’ candidature in the Oct 10 polls to six municipal corporations was rejected Monday.

Rajya Sabha to get independent TV channel

NEW DELHI - The Rajya Sabha is likely to have an independent TV channel to broadcast its proceedings from next month’s winter session of parliament, official sources said Monday.

Pentagon oversees destruction of classified war memoir it says threatened national security

DOD oversees destruction of classified war memoir

Rick Lazio decides to drop out of NY governor’s race, easing Carl Paladino’s road vs. Cuomo

Lazio drops out of NY governor’s race, helping GOP

UAE, India discuss bilateral ties

Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), Sep 27 (IANS/WAM) The strengthening of United Arab Emirates (UAE)-India bilateral ties was discussed at a meeting here of top officials of the two countries.

President Barack Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Attend the 50th Anniversary Independence Celebration

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to attend the 50th Anniversary Independence Celebration on October 1, 2010.

APNewsBreak: Rick Lazio decides to drop out of NY governor’s race, easing Paladino’s road

APNewsBreak: Lazio drops out of NY governor’s race

Sudan calls for international community to monitor independence referendum

Sudan calls for world to monitor referendum

Mamata announces slew of projects in Darjeeling

DARJEELING - Trinamool Congress chief and union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday promised a job to one family member of each of the eight martyrs of the Kargil war from Darjeeling.

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