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Sloppy mistakes…

July 9, 2009

Democrats expand Senate control, yet splits remain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats achieved their biggest majority in the U.S. Senate in decades on Tuesday as Al Franken of Minnesota finally took his seat — but President Barak Obama will still have to fight hard to muster the votes to pass healthcare reform and other major initiatives.

Is it Obama’s stuff?

April 29, 2009

Low-flying White House plane scares New Yorkers

NEW YORK, April 27 (Reuters) – One of President Barack Obama’s official planes flanked by an Air Force fighter jet flew low over the Statue of Liberty on Monday for a photo opportunity that reminded startled New Yorkers of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Praising Islam?

April 9, 2009

Obama praises Islam, calls for Mideast peace

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama ended his trip to Muslim Turkey on Tuesday by calling for peace and dialogue with Islam and the creation of a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel.

Warrantee or warranty?

April 1, 2009

TEXT-President Obama’s remarks on U.S. auto industryI

But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can — if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. Your warrantee will be safe.

Familiar face in the background?

March 10, 2009

Sarah Hussein Obama, grandmother to U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), smiles during a news conference at her home in Nyangoma Kogelo village, 257 miles west of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 5, 2008. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Cookies or pastries?

February 23, 2009

Obama declares love for Canada, banishes Bush era

As Obama left Parliament Hill on his way back to the airport, his armored limousine made an impromptu visit to Ottawa’s central Byward Market area where he bought some cookies, pausing afterward to wave to cheering bystanders

We’re not in Tampa…

February 13, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama greets wellwishers upon his arrival at MacDill Air Force Base in Fort Myers, Florida February 10, 2009. Obama travelled to Fort Myers to push his administration’s economic stimulus package. REUTERS/Jason Reed

No first names, please

February 4, 2009

Israel retaliation likely as Obama envoy holds talks

Barak, in a statement, said he had told Mitchell Israel cannot accept any attack on its citizens and would act with determination against any attack by Hamas or its allies.

The wrong name

January 27, 2009

Onama Mideast envoy in Cairo to push peace efforts

In the title, “Onama” is printed instead of “Obama”

Fix this one fast!

A.B.

Lots and lots of readers noticed this one: GBU Editor

REUTERS photo by Larry Downing

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Obama’s daughters

December 31, 2008

Obama, daughters cause stir on Hawaii outing

HAWAII KAI, Hawaii,  Dec 26 (Reuters) – Barack Obama, trying to enjoy the last semblance of normal life before he becomes U.S. president on Jan. 20, caused a commotion when he took his daughters to a shopping mall in Hawaii on Friday.