Pakistan seeks UN intervention to resolve Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told the UN General Assembly that the Kashmir issue could be resolved through UN resolutions and stressed that it was necessary for “durable peace and stability” in the South Asian region, it was reported here Wednesday.

North, South Korea to hold first military talks in two years

SEOUL - North and South Korea have agreed to hold military talks, their first in almost two years, the defence ministry in Seoul said Wednesday.

Federal report: Cal/OSHA needs speedier complaint process, better inspector training

Feds: Cal/OSHA needs speedier complaint process

DNC head: Delaware voters have chance to say no to the tea party movement in Senate race

DNC head: Delaware voters can say no to tea party

US seeks to ease Chinese fears over US interest in S. China Sea disputes

US seeks to ease Chinese fears

WASHINGTON — The United States sought Tuesday to ease China’s worries over a strong U.S. presence in the South China Sea, where Beijing and its neighbors are bickering over territorial claims.

DNC chairman Tim Kaine joins Delaware Senate candidate Coons at youth organizing rally

DNC chair helps rally voters at U. of Delaware

Venezuela opposition leader rebuffs Chavez’s challenge to pursue referendum against president

Venezuela opposition: No plans for recall vote

Stubborn renters, skeptical voters among hurdles facing Emanuel if he’s coming home to Chicago

Emanuel faces hurdles if coming home to Chicago

Statement from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Stem Cell Research Decision

“President Obama made expansion of stem cell research and the pursuit of groundbreaking treatments and cures a top priority when he took office. We’re heartened that the court will allow NIH and their grantees to continue moving forward while the appeal is resolved.”

Statement by the President on the Long-Term Recovery Plan After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

“I appreciate the hard work, led by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, to develop this recovery and restoration plan for the Gulf Coast.  The BP oil spill has created significant environmental and economic challenges for the region.  My Administration is committed to working with the people of the Gulf to help them restore the ecosystems that support them, rebuild their livelihoods and safeguard their health and safety.
“The Mabus report offers a commonsense proposal for a path forward, relying on the ideas and coordination of efforts at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels, as well as of nonprofits and the private sector.  I will ask Congress to provide dedicated resources to bolster the recovery effort, but we will not allow the recovery to wait for congressional action.  I have asked EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to lead a task force that will coordinate efforts to create healthier, more resilient ecosystems, while also encouraging economic recovery and long-term health issues.  In the Gulf, the economy and the environment are locked intrinsically together.  
“We recognize that the recovery effort will take new thinking, cooperation, and creativity.  But, most of all, it will take time.  In the days ahead, we will stand with the people of the Gulf to help restore, rehabilitate, and revitalize the region.  And, together, we will finish the job.”

Youngest son of NKorean leader Kim Jong Il joins leadership of ruling Workers’ Party

Son of NKorean leader elected to party leadership

Ohio attorney general to hold summit to address violence in area where 2 church members killed

Ohio AG to hold summit over parishioner killings

Sen. Feingold reverses course, decides to appear with Obama at Wis. rally after all

Feingold reverses course, will appear with Obama

Press Gaggle by Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton en route Madison, Wisconsin

En Route Madison, Wisconsin 

3:35 P.M. EDT

MR. BURTON:  So, two things.  For starters, President Obama spoke with President Carter.  Sounded like he was doing great, to the point where he’s going to get back on his book tour tomorrow.  So we’re all very encouraged by that news.

Former House aide recants testimony and deprives government of key witness in corruption trial

Key witness recants testimony against lobbyist

Dutch right-wing parties reach agreement on minority government supported by anti-Islam group

Rightist Dutch parties agree on minority coalition

Jimmy Carter taken off flight with upset stomach, stays at Cleveland hospital overnight

Carter sickened on plane, rests at Ohio hospital

NKorea: Kim Jong Il’s son elected to ruling party’s Central Committee in 1st political posts

NKorea: Kim Jong Il’s son named to political posts

House ethics panel faces partisan split over trial dates for Rangel and Waters

Ethics panel faces partisan split over trial dates

Jimmy Carter taken off Cleveland flight with upset stomach, staying in hospital overnight

Carter sickened on plane, resting at Ohio hospital

Remarks by the First Lady During Conference Call with Nurses

Via teleconference

MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you, thanks so much, Dr. Wakefield. Thank you for that introduction but more importantly thank you for your hard work in fighting for health care reform for so many years.  She’s truly been a wonderful advocate and a partner to this White House. 

Remarks by the President in a Backyard Discussion in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cavalier Residence
Albuquerque, New Mexico

10:09 A.M. MDT

THE PRESIDENT: I just want to thank Andy and Etta for hosting us here today. Can everybody hear me? There we go. I want to thank Andy and Etta for hosting us today because not only did they open up their home to all these Secret Service people and all these press and the whole bit, but they also arranged for perfect weather. (Laughter.) I know Bill Richardson tried to take credit for it, but it was actually Andy and Etta that did it. And so we are very grateful to them for their hospitality here today. And obviously we’re extraordinarily grateful to Andy for his service in the Marine Corps, and for Etta, doing what she’s doing in our school system. And so thank you very much.

With GOP having energy on its side, Obama seeks to fire up Democrats with rallies, a scolding

Obama both rallies, scolds Dems in campaign trip

House ethics panel has partisan split over trial dates for Rangel and Waters

Ethics panel: partisan split over trial dates

President Barack Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Bremen, Germany to Attend the 20th Anniversary of German Unity

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Bremen, Germany to attend the 20th Anniversary of German Unity on October 3, 2010.

Obama to address 2010 Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington on Oct. 5

Obama to address Fortune’s powerful women summit

Readout Of Vice President Biden’s Call with Iraqiyya Leader Ayad Allawi

Earlier today, the Vice President spoke with Dr. Ayad Allawi, former Iraqi Prime Minister and leader of the Iraqiyya coalition.  The two discussed the status of Iraqi negotiations on the formation of a new government.  The Vice President said the U.S. government shares the goal of the Iraqi people for an inclusive government that reflects the results of the election.  The Vice President reiterated the fact that the United States is not backing specific candidates.  He said that all four winning coalitions should have the opportunity to play a role in the new government and expressed support for Iraqi consideration of power-sharing arrangements in accordance with the constitution.  The Vice President urged Dr. Allawi, as he is urging all Iraqi leaders, to expedite efforts to form an inclusive and legitimate government responsive to the needs of the Iraqi people.

Emanuel, mulling bid for Chicago mayor, asks tenant to leave his home in city; tenant says no

Tenant refuses to leave Emanuel’s Chicago house

White House envoy launches last-ditch attempt to prevent collapse of Mideast peace talks

US in last-ditch attempt to save Mideast talks

GOP hopes to win big in Obama’s home state of Ill., thanks to local problems, national worries

GOP hopes to win big in Obama’s home state of Ill.

Former Sen. Ted Stevens, World War II veteran, laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery

Former Alaska senator buried at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. — Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who served in the Senate longer than any Republican in history, was buried with full military honors Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.

US lawmakers urge penalties for Chinese oil company over investments in Iran despite sanctions

US lawmakers urge penalties for Chinese company

Omani mediators visit Iran to try to secure release of 2 Americans accused of spying

Oman mediators in Iran to seek release of 2 US men

Carter Center: Former President Jimmy Carter taken to Cleveland hospital with upset stomach

Carter taken to Ohio hospital with upset stomach

Correction: NY governor’s race story

Correction: NY governor’s race story

NEW YORK — In a story Sept. 27 about Rick Lazio’s withdrawal from the New York governor’s race, The Associated Press reported erroneously the third-party ballot lines held by Democrat Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo is on the Independence and Working Families party lines, not the Green Party. Howie Hawkins is the Green Party candidate.

Myanmar says it’s working for ‘free and fair’ vote, but doesn’t mention prisoners

Myanmar: working for ‘free and fair’ vote

UNITED NATIONS — Myanmar failed to answer international pleas to release detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners, telling other nations Tuesday that it is striving to ensure its first elections in two decades are “free and fair.”

UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband pitches to voters, vows to learn lessons of recession

UK Labour chief Ed Miliband lays out comeback plan

Israeli hospital official visits Turkey to counter Gaza publicity, gets a cool reception

Israeli’s media campaign in Turkey

ISTANBUL — A brief visit by an Israeli hospital official was meant to counter tensions over new efforts to break the Gaza blockade, and help to revive damaged ties between Turkey and Israel, both close U.S. allies.

Italy’s Berlusconi to seek confidence vote; his main ally says they have the votes to win

Italy’s Berlusconi to seek confidence vote

Labour will challenge old thinking in Britain: Miliband

LONDON - Ed Miliband, new leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Tuesday pledged to introduce “different ways of doing politics” as a new generation took command of the main opposition party.

More Muslims, women in first Bihar list: Congress

NEW DELHI/PATNA - The Congress Tuesday said it had given more representation to the Muslim community, women and youth in the first list of candidates for the October-November Bihar assembly polls but a section of state leaders expressed unhappiness over their nominees being overlooked.

Israeli foreign minister calls for intermediate peace agreement with Palestinians, land swaps

Israeli calls for intermediate peace agreement

Karzai weeps for Afghanistan’s prospects

KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai wept Tuesday as he lamented the impact of the ongoing violence on his country’s education and future prospects.

India, US keen not to let spats play spoilsport on Obama visit

NEW YORK - India has conveyed its concerns to the US on issues like H-1B visa fee hike, export control restrictions and the outsourcing ban, but is keen not to let the spats overshadow President Barack Obama’s visit to India.

Supreme Court to hear contractors’ appeal in lengthy fight over Navy’s canceled A-12 airplane

High court enters legal fight over Navy plane

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