Obama Creates Working Families Task Force

President Barack Obama began this week the arduous task of reversing the Bush administration's anti-working families policies. Welcoming labor movement leaders, small business owners, and representatives of not-for-profit groups to the White House Friday, Jan. 30, Obama issued three executive orders that will promote the rights of workers.

Obama and the Ultra-right Media

In their classic post-World War II study Prophets of Deceit, sociologists Leo Lowenthal and Norbert Gutterman analyzed the kind of media demagoguery that has become popular in America again.

White House Blog Pledges Obama's Signature on Fair Pay Bill

With the hubbub over the Senate votes on President Obama's cabinet nominations and the Republican stonewalling on the economic recovery package pending in Congress, little attention has focused on the change that has already happened.


Obama Pushes Hard on Economic Recovery

Taking the case for passing his economic recovery plan to the people in his first weekly video address as president, Barack Obama emphasized the need to pass the measure in order to offset growing unemployment and declining family incomes.

Pakistan Warns Obama to Halt Attacks

Islamabad urged US President Barack Obama on Saturday to halt US missile strikes on its territory after civilians were killed in the first such attacks since his inauguration.

Cuba Calls for “a First Step” from the Obama Administration

Cuba has again urged the new US administration of President Barack Obama to act fast towards improving relations between Washington and Havana according to press reports from Guatemala City at the meeting of Non-Aligned Movement foreign affairs ministers meeting.

Venezuela's Chavez Praises Obama

Hugo Chávez Frías, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, considered the decision by newly-inaugurated U.S. President Barack Obama to close the Guantanamo prison camp and to prohibit torture to be good signs.

First Acts: Obama Launches New Direction for US

The first official acts of President Barack Obama highlight the 180-degree from Bush policies and philosophy his administration has already begun to take.

A Prayer for the Nation and Our Next President, Barack Obama

O God of our many understandings, we pray that you will… Bless us with tears – for a world in which over a billion people exist on less than a dollar a day, where young women from many lands are beaten and raped for wanting an education, and thousands die daily from malnutrition, malaria, and AIDS.


The Obama Doctrine: The 'Open Hand'

In what will be one of the most remembered inaugural speeches in US history President Barack Obama urged the unity of all the people to restore an image of America as democratic and to overcome the troubles that face it. Mixing jeremiad with poetry, sermon with history lesson, he emphasized a new philosophy for measuring prosperity and outlined a new foreign policy.

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