Summit Notebook

Video – What’s ahead for the Middle East?

October 26, 2009

Gulf Arab states have awed the West with six years of breakneck growth fueled by record oil prices and a real estate boom.

from John Irish:

Mid-East business leaders to discuss economic recovery

October 25, 2009

Starting Monday, Reuters is inviting  business leaders from various sectors in Dubai, Riyadh and Cairo to discuss key challenges facing them in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and the lessons they have learnt.

Senator McCain: Republicans in search of message to woo angry voters

October 21, 2009

The Republican Party is in search of a message to attract voters who are angry with just about everything — healthcare, the U.S. deficit, Wall Street bonuses, increased unemployment and home foreclosures to mention a few.

U.S. Senator promotes education equivalent of fuel-efficient car

October 21, 2009

If cars can be fuel-efficient, why can’t education be time-efficient?

That’s the premise that Republican U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander is promoting.

U.S. Commerce Secretary doesn’t like ring of Shanghai Silicon Valley

October 21, 2009

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says one thing he doesn’t want to see is a Shanghai Silicon Valley develop from China’s investment in clean energy.

The Geithner approach: make the best of bad choices

October 21, 2009

Ever wonder how the U.S. Treasury Secretary gets through some of the most economically stressful times this country has seen in a while — does he go for long runs? Sleep two hours a night?

Democrat: believers of 2010 Republican majority in “la la land”

October 20, 2009

Congressman Chris Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, says the November 2010 midterm elections will be difficult, but anyone who believes Republicans will wrest majority control of the House of Representatives is living in “la la land.”

Steven Chu: “I’m an energy efficiency nut”

October 20, 2009

He unplugged the extra refrigerator in the basement. He got a tankless water heater and reduced the heat setting. He turned down the air conditioning last summer and used fans to keep cool.

Napolitano defends bringing Guantanamo detainees to U.S.

October 19, 2009

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the Obama administration’s plans to bring terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States — countering critics who questioned whether it would create security risks.

Senator Levin: partisanship has no place during war

October 19, 2009

A war of words over U.S. policy on Afghanistan is heating up between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill as they await President Barack Obama’s new strategy.