June 30, 2011 |
Speaking at a fundraising event in Philadelphia on Thursday, President Obama maintained the antagonistic tone he has taken this week toward Republicans and the ongoing debt-limit talks. “I’m prepared to bring the deficit down by trillions of dollars,’’ he said. “But I will not reduce our deficit by sacrificing our kids’ education.’’ That drew applause from the crowd packed into the Hyatt hotel ballroom. Obama then drew a distinction between his vision for the country and that of his opponents.
June 15, 2011 |
Courting the Latino vote, President Obama made a quick stop in Puerto Rico to pick up some campaign cash and lavish attention on a territory that hasn't had an official visit from a sitting U.S. president since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Obama got a raucous welcome Tuesday after Air Force One touched down in Puerto Rico, with thousands of flag-waving residents packing the streets for a glimpse of his motorcade as he rode to the governor's mansion. Signs posted on street lamps showed side-by-side photos of Obama and JFK. "We are proud to be part of history," the signs read.
August 5, 2010 |
It was first reported as a grenade, then a bomb and finally a harmless firecracker. But whatever was tossed toward Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade Wednesday, news of the incident went viral across the Internet as his government quickly denied it was an assassination attempt. Discounting speculation that swept the country, Iran's state-run Press TV said that a source in the president's office "rejected as false the reports of a grenade attack" on Ahmadinejad.
August 4, 2010 |
Iran denied media reports Wednesday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade was attacked while traveling in the western city of Hamedan. Discounting speculation that swept the country, Iran's Press TV said that "an informed source in Iran's presidential office has rejected as false the reports of grenade attack on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Some foreign news sources published reports that a grenade exploded near the motorcade of President Ahmadinejad." Reuters had reported that the president's convoy was traveling from the airport to a sports stadium in Hamedan when a homemade bomb exploded, injuring several people.
April 26, 2010 |
The attempted assassination of the British ambassador to Yemen on Monday indicated that Al Qaeda remains capable of striking Western targets despite the arrests of some of its leaders and raids against its mountainous strongholds in the Arabian Peninsula. A lone suicide bomber exploded alongside the armored car carrying Ambassador Timothy Torlot on his morning drive to the British Embassy in the capital, Sana. The ambassador and other British officials were unharmed. Police initially said the bomber, whose name was not released, was the only casualty.
February 17, 2010 |
Covering the hoopla surrounding these Games is a little weird -- the chance encounters, the odd conversations. To talk to real people, I ride the public buses -- all elbows and wet umbrellas. To talk to CEOs, I hang out at hotel bars, where they congregate like gulls on the thick velvety carpets. Swear to God, it's just good reporting. So I am standing at the oyster bar at the Hotel Vancouver, watching the chef prepare a rather decadent seafood platter for the vice president's wife, Mrs. Biden.