The president was at Dover Air Force Base to honor soldiers who had been killed in Afghanistan.
Washingtonpost.com reports that President Barack Obama flew to Delaware early Thursday morning to honor soldiers who had been killed in action.
The President left the White House just before midnight on Wednesday and flew by helicopter to Dover AFB to pay homage as the bodies of 15 soldiers and three Drug Enforcement Agency agents were transported home.
Over this weekend, President Obama declared H1N1 a national emergency; however, experts are saying the move was administrative.
This past weekend President Obama announced that the H1N1 flu has become a national emergency. According to the USA Today, the intention of the declaration was not to create havoc among Americans, but to illustrate the steps that the White House Administration is taking towards treating H1N1. As a 'National Emergency', health care workers will be able to override some patient care rules for a more speedy treatment and to have the ability to control H1N1 from spreading among nearby patients...
Legislation improves funding for medical care from Veteran Affairs
President Barack Obama has just signed a bill that will guarantee more timely funding for the Department of Affairs to provide health care for military veterans. The Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act was approved last week by Congress. It is intended to prevent a shortage of funding during expected budget shortfalls.
My Take: These types of bills, that provide care for those who dedicate their own lives to protect this country, are "no-brainers" to pass. I'm glad to see Congress and the President taking precautionary measures...
President Obama becomes the third sitting American president to win the prize.
President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday, nytimes.com reports. The honor comes after the president was only in office for nine months.
The award, which was announced in Oslo early Friday morning, recognizes the president for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” and his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
Obama and team discussing how many troops needed in Afghanistan
According to CNN President Barack Obama will begin discussing how many troops are needed in Afghanistan tomorrow with his security team. General Stanley McChrystal, the lead commander in Afghanistan, called for an additional 40,000 troops for the effort. Conservatives are urging the president to move forward with this surge of troops.
The president will meet with leading congressional officials to review America's war effort.
President Obama plans to discuss the strategy in Afghanistan with top congressional officials Tuesday, according to a report on CNN.com. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner and the heads of Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees will attend the meeting with Obama.
The First Couple will travel to Denmark Friday in hopes of making Chicago the host for 2016 Olympics.
President Obama will travel to Denmark this week to meet with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), USATODAY reports. U.S. Olympic officials hope to bring Chicago to the table as the host for the 2016 games but competition includes Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo.