Obama Meets With Senate, Says Economic Boost Within the Month
US President Barack Obama met with the house and senate this morning, and said that his economic recovery plan should be approved within the month. With big Republican backers like John McCain on his side, it seems like the plan will pass without much issue.
Obama met this morning with top members of both parties to discuss the package, which he says is on target for congressional approval by February 16.
It comes at a price tag of about $825 billion, but that number is likely to rise.
Obama also spoke to British PM Gordon Brown on Friday for a good 15 minutes, discussing their mirrored financial policy and the Middle East.
US President Barack Obama spoke to Gordon Brown on Friday about the global economic downturn and the Middle East, the prime minister's office said.
The phone call was the pair's first conversation since Obama took office on Tuesday.
"They spoke about the economy, the Middle East and other international issues. The tone of the conversation was friendly and substantive," a Downing Street spokesman told AFP.
Among his more controversial orders, Obama was set to repeal the Mexico City policy, that originally was designed to withhold funding to foreign aid organizations that participated in abortions.
President Obama on Friday was set to repeal the Mexico City policy, a controversial Reagan-era measure rescinded by President Clinton and re-instituted by President Bush that withheld funding to foreign aid organizations that performed or participated in abortions.
Next month, Obama will be addressing a joint session of congress in a State of the Union style speech, which is traditional for a new president.
President Barack Obama plans to address a joint session of Congress next month to deliver a State of the Union-style speech.
NP Staffer Tina Kells posted on the 'no comment' policy regarding Pakistan missile strikes:
President Obama has vowed to lead the United States in an era of change but one thing that doesn't appear to have changed yet is the US military policy on Pakistan. The Obama administration's pledge of transparency appears to be at odds with the issue of Pakistan.
NowPublic member Pair a Normal Guys wrote up a story that talked about Obama's plan to release UFO files:
President Barack Obama has made an open vow to release the UFO files he feels should be made public to the people anyhow.
NP'er Karen Hatter wrote about Obama's diverse family:
The members of the extended family of President Barack Hussein Obama Jr. can be found on three continents.
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