Good, Bad, and Ugly

He wasn’t the President…

UN climate talks progress on aid for poor nations

POZNAN, Poland, Dec 12 (Reuters) – U.N. climate talks made progress on Friday towards launching a fund to help poor nations adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as floods, droughts or rising sea levels, after two weeks of deadlock.

Annoying everyone…

“At the risk of annoying everyone here…” is how Deborah Charles prefaced her question to Barack Obama this morning after his announcement of Tom Daschle as the new Sec of HHS.

Broadly speaking…

Obama says he won’t be smoking in White House

Noting that the White House was a no-smoking zone, Brokaw asked Obama, “Have you stopped smoking?”

The mayor’s politics

Alabama mayor arrested on corruption charges

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) – Federal authorities arrested the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, on Monday in a corruption probe surrounding a sewer bond debt that could lead to the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

The President-elect?

Obama says will confront economic woes head-on

CHICAGO (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama said on Friday the United States was facing one of its greatest economic challenges and vowed to confront the crisis head-on as soon as he takes office in January.

Drop me a postcard…

Your article should read “Post Cards to the President-Elect”. George W. Bush is still president, the last time I checked.

Mr. Unpopular President?

McCain and Obama hit key states in final 48 hours

Obama warned supporters against overconfidence during rallies in Ohio, one of about a dozen crucial battleground states that will decide Tuesday’s election to succeed unpopular President George W. Bush.

Missing from the map…

Your map does not have the 3 electoral votes for the District of Columbia. Please revise it.

Suppressing the story?

Chavez offers talks with “black man” in White House

CARACAS (Reuters) – Anti-U.S. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez predicted on Sunday the “black man” will win the U.S. presidential race and offered to hold talks with him to improve ties between the superpower and one its biggest oil suppliers.

The wrong war…

November 4, 2008

McCain tilts towards Taiwan, Obama may favor China

Analysts say neither candidate would radically change today’s status quo, but the former World War Two commander McCain is seen favoring Taiwan, which Americans of his generation called “Free China” but which now struggles for an international voice.