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Via CNN: UNITED NATIONS (CNN) — President Obama made a forceful call Wednesday for a new era in global relations, urging the United Nations to move past old divisions and disputes to reassert itself as a leading force in confronting the most pressing issues of today. President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday. […]

Via MSNBC: PITTSBURGH – Police threw canisters of pepper spray and smoke at anarchists protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after the marchers responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks. The march turned chaotic at just about the same time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle arrived […]

VIA THE HILL: President Barack Obama will be the surprise special guest at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington on Saturday, according to sources familiar with the event. The black-tie awards gala is the marquee event of the CBCF’s Annual Leadership Conference, which begins Wednesday morning and runs through Saturday […]

Via: News One It can and should be argued that when laws are unjust, the morally righteous man is an outlaw. Therefore, it would be downright loony to consider Harriet Tubman a criminal because she stole people’s property and set it free, or to call Rosa Parks a criminal because equal fare paid should always mean equal […]

VIA WJLA: The arrests of three people in connection with an alleged plot to detonate backpack bombs on New York City trains has prompted counterterrorism officials to warn mass-transit systems around the nation to step up patrols. Metro has scheduled an afternoon news conference to address the concerns. ABC 7 News will bring you the […]

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VIA YAHOO NEWS: Bob Woodward’s Monday-morning exclusive on a 66-page report from Gen. Stanley McChrystal to President Barack Obama about Afghanistan policy was a rite of passage for the new administration: the first major national security leak and a sure sign that the celebrated Washington Post reporter has penetrated yet another administration. White House officials […]

VIA NEWSONE.COM: Add this one to the presidential collection: the heart-shaped potato. By the time Barack Obama came on stage to the taping of the “Late Show” on Monday, host David Letterman had offered up 10 reasons why in the world the president had agreed to do it. Among Letterman’s theories: Obama said yes without […]

Via: News One On the rare day when President Barack Obama had no public events scheduled, first lady Michelle Obama had the stage to herself on the health care front, pitching insurance reform as a women’s issue in her strongest statements on the contentious debate so far. Straying frequently from her prepared remarks to speak […]

VIA NEWSONE.COM: WASHINGTON — President Obama has sent a request to Gov. David A. Paterson that he withdraw from the New York governor’s race, fearing that Mr. Paterson cannot recover from his dismal political standing, according to two senior administration officials and a New York Democratic operative with direct knowledge of the situation. The decision […]