political news ticker/weblog
September 20, 2009 for yesterday's ticker entries click here

September 20, 2009

make sure to click CTRL F5 or click here to refresh the page to view the most current updates

click here to search ticker archives by keyword or go to the weblog archive index

This newsticker is archived daily. To search back archives dating back to 1999, search for the article using keywords by title, names, video or headline at
GOV source feeds are always available in realtime 24 hours a day 7 days a week by accessing the homepage at

Hot Offers (6.28- 7.4)

VACANCY: Principal Political Affairs Officer / IOT Team Leader, D/1 (New York), Deadline: 12 Oct 2009
VACANCY: Chief, Disarmament and Peace Affairs Branch, D/1 (New York), Deadline: 25 Sep 2009
VACANCY: Head of Office, P/5 (Multiple D/S), Deadline: 17 Oct 2009
VACANCY: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P/3 (New York), Deadline: 26 Sep 2009
VACANCY: Human Rights Officer, P/3 (Geneva), Deadline: 21 Sep 2009
VACANCY: French Translator, P/3 (The Hague), Deadline: 15 Nov 2009
VACANCY: Team Assistant, G/3 (New York), Deadline: Open
VACANCY: Director, General Assembly and ECOSOC Affairs Division, D/2 (New York), Deadline: 04 Oct 2009
VACANCY: Chief, General Services Section, P/5 (Beirut), Deadline: 29 Sep 2009

Miss Universe Celebrates Historic Win in Venezuela

from Venezuela News latest RSS headlines - Big News
The newly crowned Miss Universe returned to her native Venezuela on Saturday to celebrate her historic selection, saying the nation would go for its third consecutive win at next year's pageant. St...

Obama to Meet With Israel and Palestine to renew peace negotiations

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS1 person liked this
President Obama will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort at renewed peace negotiations.

UN meet, G20 to serve as hot house for climate talks

by Space Daily
In New York, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon opens a top-level "Climate Summit" on Monday, kicking off a week peppered with policy debates, meetings and ...

Israel Pressured on UN Inspection of Nuclear Sites

from Palestinian News latest RSS headlines - Big News
The UN nuclear assembly has called for Israel to open its nuclear facilities to UN inspection and sign up to the non-proliferation treaty.The resolution, which was passed narrowly on Friday, marked a ...

Israel to attend meeting with US, Palestinians

from Palestinian News latest RSS headlines - Big News
White House officials have said Obama would hosting the meeting Tuesday with Netanyahu and Abbas in an effort to lay the groundwork for renewed peace negotiations.

Iranians still fighting for real democracy

On September 18th, known as Quds Day in Iran, protesters reminded the world that they are not willing to give up in the battle for democracy. ...

Russia says it will scrap plans to deploy missiles near Poland

from AP Top International News At 5:48 a... by By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia said Saturday it will scrap a plan to deploy missiles near Poland since Washington has dumped a planned missile shield in Eastern Europe. It also harshly criticized Iran's president for new comments denying the Holocaust....

Space station crew grabs new Japanese ISS cargo ship from orbit

from AP Top Science News At 5:42 a.m. EST by By MARCIA DUNN
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A brand new Japanese space station cargo ship arrived at its destination Thursday, expertly plucked from orbit by an astronaut who toasted the first-ever event with her crewmates....

Wanting new Afghanistan strategy, Pakistan refuses to target Taliban commanders fuelling Afghan insurgency

from Afghanistan News latest RSS headlines - Big News
Islamabad, Sep.20 : US Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne Patterson, has said that Islamabad is reluctant to target Taliban leaders present on its soil despite repeated appeals by America in this regard.

Stimulus grants aid brings local programs, jobs to Florida

from Google Alerts - government grant by Tampa Tribune

Tampa Tribune
By CATHERINE DOLINSKI TALLAHASSEE - Federal officials are spending more than $775 million in stimulus dollars on Hillsborough County schools, government and ...

Catholic University of America wins grant to convert nuclear waste
from AP Top Washington Headlines At 2:30...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Catholic University of America has been awarded contracts totaling $36 million to convert liquid nuclear waste to glass at sites in South Carolina and Washington state....

World's largest beer festival Oktoberfest begins in Germany

from Germany News latest RSS headlines - Big News
(0:27) Germany's 176th Oktoberfest is underway, with six-million visitors from around the world, expected at the 16-day beer festival. It took Munich's mayor two swift strokes to pound a spigot i...

VIDEO: Pres. Obama Weekly Address

from C-SPAN Recent Video
In this week’s address, Pres. Obama talks about the need for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency and discusses next week’s G-20 economic summit of world leaders in Pittsburgh.
Length: 5 min.

Published: Saturday at 10am (ET)

Turkey to increase water flow to Iraq

from Alsumaria TV Iraq, Iraq news | Iraq News | RSS feed
Turkey has agreed on Friday to increase the flow of water to Iraq from Euphrates River to alleviate a severe drought in Iraq. Following talks with Iraqi ministers in Istanbul on Friday, Turkey has agreed to ensure an average of 550 cubic meters of water per second via the Tigris and Euphrates ...

UN calls for Yemen ceasefire

Secretary general says fighting should end to allow humanitarian aid to reach affected areas.

Afghan results 'not to be rushed'

UN official refuses to give timeframe for fraud enquiry as political concerns persist.

Japan's new FM hints at more aid for Afghanistan

from Afghanistan News latest RSS headlines - Big News
in place of a naval support mission for US-led operations in the war-torn country, new Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada hinted Sunday.Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has said he would end the naval refuel...

Further Delays Now Expected in Afghan Election Result

from Afghanistan News latest RSS headlines - Big News
Results from Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election remain uncertain. The Independent Election Commission, announced it will once again delay the release of partial results until Saturday at t...

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
Weekly Address: President Obama Promotes Tougher Rules on Wall Street to Protect Consumers
In this week’s address, President Obama highlighted the need for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency to implement clearly enforced rules to help strengthen our financial markets and protect the interests of American consumers.

Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and UN Ambassador Susan Rice
Excerpts from NEC Director Lawrence Summers Remarks at Georgetown University Today
The recovery program, the fiscal stimulus, and the financial stress tests have served to quell panic, drive private capital raising, and ultimately pull us out of the vicious cycle

Remarks by the First Lady on What Health Insurance Reform Means for Women and Families

Getting Students Engaged on H1N1 Preparedness
Posted by Erin Edgerton

Students across the country can learn about H1N1 Flu and ask questions of the government’s leading experts during a free webinar on September 22nd. The event, offered as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Classroom campaign, is open to any class interested in joining and aims to address the science behind H1N1, preventative steps students can take to avoid getting the flu, and general preparedness activities.

Weekly Address: Progress in the Global Economy
Posted by Jesse Lee
With the next G20 Summit approaching in Pittsburgh, the President goes over the progress in stemming a global economic crisis. He discusses the impact of the Recovery Act, and pledges that "lobbyists for big Wall Street banks" will not prevent real reform for the future, including a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

Eid Mubarak
Posted by D. Paul Monteiro
The President released the following statement today to mark the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr:

Reality Check: The Presidential Records Act of 1978 meets web-based social media of 2009
Posted by Macon Phillips

August Was Not So Bad for the White House
Charles Franklin looks at the polling data and sees a very different picture of how the August town hall meetings impacted the Obama administration's health care reform efforts.

"A bump here and a drop there, and the precise estimates of support and opposition differ by as much as 2 points up or down. But the big picture is that opposition ramped up significantly through June or July but has recently slowed or stopped. Support fell less precipitously but has been working back up for a month (despite or perhaps because of the circus coverage in August.)"

Obama May Make Olympic Pitch Himself
A senior administration official tells ABC News that "a White House advance team has been dispatched to Copenhagen, Denmark, to prepare for the possibility that President Obama will personally make the pitch to the International Olympic Committee for Chicago to host the 2016 games."

Obama to Host Netanyahu, Abbas
Surprise announcement from the White House: President Obama will host a trilateral meeting on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. This meeting will be preceded by bilateral meetings between the president and the two leaders.

Obama previews G-20 summit
Posted: September 19th, 2009 08:08 AM ET

National Economic Council Director Larry Summers blasts big business ads
Posted: September 19th, 2009 11:00 AM ET

From Senior Writer Jennifer Liberto
National Economic Council Director Larry Summers blasted big business ads Friday.
WASHINGTON ( – A top White House adviser said Friday that business opponents of President Obama's plan to create an agency to protect financial consumers are trying to "scare people."

Larry Summers, director of Obama's National Economic Council, criticized an ad campaign by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for suggesting that a new consumer agency will hurt small businesses that extend credit to their customers.

Obama to host Israeli-Palestinian talks
Posted: 07:01 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama will host meetings on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the White House announced Saturday.

Top News
Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:40:25 -0500
Family, friends and military officials attended the Hall of Heroes ceremony for Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant First Class Jared Monti.
Hall of Heroes Ceremony
Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:35:05 -0500
An Army sergeant, awarded the Medal of Honor, who died in combat trying to save a fallen comrade, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

Secretary Clinton's Videotaped Remarks on the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr

Office of the Spokesman

Washington, DC

September 19, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sat, 19 Sep 2009 13:35:00 -0500

Coweta County Georgia Democrats: 3rd Congressional District Get Together
"Come Meet Other Dems"
What: Mixer
Start Time: Wednesday, September 23 at 7:30pm
End Time: Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30pm
Where: Maguire's Pub

To see more details and RSVP



This is a reminder about LACYD's walk for Tamar Galatzan in Council District 2 tomorrow morning! We're getting started at 10am at Tamar's campaign office:

12345 Ventura Blvd Ste A
Studio City

Canvassing and phonebanking to be followed by pizza in the evening!

See you tomorrow!

Product Approval, Posted: 9/18/2009
Product Approval, Posted: 9/18/2009
VACANCY: FINANCIAL MANAGER GS-0505-13 Department Of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Health Administration
VACANCY: Security Specialist IA-0080-03 Department Of The Air Force/Air Force Personnel Center
VACANCY: Intelligence Specialist IA-0132-03 Department Of The Air Force/Air Force Personnel Center
VACANCY: Secretary (OA)YB-0318-00/00 Department Of The Army/Army Security Assistance Command, Army Materiel Command
VACANCY: NURSE PRACTITIONER-PRRCVN-0610-1/3 Department Of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Health Administration
VACANCY: Psychiatric Clinical Nurse SpecialistVN-0610-1/3 Department Of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Health Administration
VACANCY: FINANCIAL SPECIALIST IA-0501-4 Department Of The Navy/Navy, Naval Intelligence Command
VACANCY: MASONRY WORKER WG-3603-08/08 Department Of The Army/Army Installation Management Command
VACANCY: Staff Nurse - CCHTVN-0610-1/3 Department Of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Health Administration
VACANCY: Budget Analyst GS-0560-09/09 Department Of The Army/Army Corps of Engineers


a new ticker page has started for Sunday September 20.

Yesterday's ticker items are archived here

ticker timeline 00:02 Eastern Time September 19, 2009

new ticker page started 00:01 Eastern Time September 20, 2009

today's ticker page 1

for previous yesterday's ticker page click here

view previous page:::::page one
weblog index video and web media resource Library public officials gallery live chat home page rss xml
copyright (c) 2013