Published Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by Hartil.
Barack Obama is no stranger to the cheers of roaring crowds. If his prime-time press conference last night is any clue, moreover, he intends to use this personal popularity to help Congress get a stimulus bill to his desk quickly. As he does, those who wish his presidency success might do well to whisper in his ear two words of tempering wisdom: Nancy Pelosi.
Published by Hartil.
US President Barack Obama has said his administration will not allow safe havens for militants in Pakistans tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Mr Obamas comments at his first White House prime-time news conference came as his envoy to the region, Richard Holbrooke, arrived in Pakistan. Mr Holbrooke, who said he was there to listen and learn about the region, began key meetings on Tuesday. Mr Holbrooke earlier said the situation in Pakistan was dire.