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Obama's Day of Private Meetings Includes Prime Minister of Pakistan


Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), in Washington, July 29, 2008. (Associated Press)

Updated 10:32 a.m.
By Jonathan Weisman
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama will meet this afternoon with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and confer by phone with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, as he shifts his attention to what he is calling a national emergency, the economy.

Obama huddled this morning in private with women senators and political leaders in the sprawling Omni Shoreham Hotel. Later today, he is expected to meet with House Democrats on Capitol Hill, the first such meeting since he secured the nomination.

Obama will also meet with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilliani of Pakistan this afternoon, before his evening meeting with House members.

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OBAMA'S DISTURBING VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR BERNANKE

http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2008/07/obama-gives-bernanke-vote-of-confidence.html

This does not bode well.

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Posted by: PacificGatePost | July 29, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

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I come from a very large conversative family. Last week i sat down and my parents who have been republican all their lives decided to vote for BO. They have also encouraged us to vote for BO. Btw, there are 10 children in the family and will be voting for BO this coming monday. WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTION ON AUGUST 4TH IN CELEBRATION OF BO'S BIRTHDAY. I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO DO THE SAME...this will be the greatest birthday present for BO has the largest donation in a day.

Posted by: Jackie | July 29, 2008 1:02 PM

There is time for 'LET'S FLIP THAT HOUSE' type testimonial.
Now isn't it.

Posted by: pete | July 29, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Somebody has to meet with foreign leaders and deal with the economy. W is completely preoccupied with his pardons list. It's due by 1/19/09 and already numbers in the thousands, including Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales and the host of crooks in the Bush Adm. Now it is being expanded to cover Ted Stevens, Republican Senator from Alaska. It's a lot of work.

Posted by: mnjam | July 29, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

re: "I haven't read anywhere that this guy is meeting with George Bush or John McCain."
The whole point of PM Gilliani's trip to the US is to meet with Bush, which he will have done before he meets Obama.

Posted by: Nancy | July 29, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

re: "I haven't read anywhere that this guy is meeting with George Bush or John McCain."
The whole point of PM Gilliani's trip to the US is to meet with Bush, which he will have done before he meets Obama.

Posted by: Nancy | July 29, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

I come from a very large conversative family. Last week i sat down and my parents who have been republican all their lives decided to vote for BO. They have also encouraged us to vote for BO. Btw, there are 10 children in the family and will be voting for BO this coming monday. WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTION ON AUGUST 4TH IN CELEBRATION OF BO'S BIRTHDAY. I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO DO THE SAME...this will be the greatest birthday present for BO has the largest donation in a day.

Posted by: Jackie | July 29, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

They are tied together pretty closely. The war and oil prices are directly or indirectly responsible for much of what is happening.

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Yet another foreign policy event while the economy goes down the tubes - housing prices plummeting. Isn't it time to shift focus?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | July 29, 2008 12:01 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Just in case anybody was wondering McCain now says he is open to raising taxes, typical.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h6BGElNdpY2nz-fImarr0qXLqaXgD927IK9O0

Posted by: JR | July 29, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Matt

Did you skip the first paragraph??? Now you just sound desperate. Here is the first sentence so you do not miss it again. It is about the economy. You see the names and positions of the men he is meeting with? You just see what you want to see.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama will meet this afternoon with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and confer by phone with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, as he shifts his attention to what he is calling a national emergency, the economy.

I hope you read that...

Posted by: Brian | July 29, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Time for Obama. Say 'good night' McSame.

Posted by: DenisR | July 29, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Yet another foreign policy event while the economy goes down the tubes - housing prices plummeting. Isn't it time to shift focus?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | July 29, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

"Lame-duck" Bush is keeping to himself these days. With the announcement that the FY 2009 Federal Budget will run a deficit of $482 billion, Bush better be hiding.

After seeing how presidential Obama looked last week overseas, newly elected Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilliani of Pakistan made time to speak with Obama.

I think Obama has to be careful not to come off too presidential-looking before the general election. Even though Bush has been a miserable failure as President the vast majority of Americans still respect the office of the Presidency and understand Bush is still in charge.

At least in another 98 days the Bush Presidency will be over, and the transition over to an Obama Administration can begin.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 29, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

I'm all for elections and Democracy, but we need Barack in charge RIGHT NOW.

Posted by: F&B | July 29, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

How Presidential is that.....Obama is meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan and I haven't read anywhere that this guy is meeting with George Bush or John McCain.
The media is going out of their way to give John McCain a crutch. What they really need to give him is a wheelchair.

Posted by: Ron | July 29, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

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