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Sep 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
cralassroomall over the countr here's rachel martin. >> reporter: when george h.w.w. bush annoued he wouldddress students in 1991, the only reaction from parents and >> they wewere thrilled at the prospect of seeing him, hearing him, and meeting him. and they should have been. >> reporter: cynthia was the teacher in the virginia classroom that hosted the president. >> there's nothing to be afraid of in listening to the president speak. i hope that we listen a lot. to what any president has to say. >> reporter: not all educators agree. some school districts are refusing to broadcast the president's live remarks, after parents raised conditions that obama is using the address to indoctrinate their children. >> he is not to sit in on their speech. he's not to participate in the discussion and he is not going to write an essay. >> reporter: the fire storm erupted when the white house put out lesson planses suggesting that the students write letters on how to help the president. the administration changed the wording on the lesson plans, but today, the white house was still on the defensi
Jul 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, their reported attempt to build a nuclear weapon. biden told george stephanopoulos that the u.s. would not step in if israel attacks the nuclear facilities in iran. >> reporter: if the israelis decide, iran is a threat, they have to take out the nuclear program, the united states will not stand in the way? >> look, we cannot dictate to another sovereign nation what they can and cannot do when they make a determination. if they make a determination, that they are threatened. >>> iran's nuclear program is just one of many difficult issues that president obama will discussi in russia starting tomorrow. perhaps the trickiest job for obama, figuring out who is actually in charge in russia. yunji de nies is in moscow for us tonight. >> reporter: president obama faces not just one russian leader, but two. a president and a prime minister. president dmitri medvedev holds formal power, but prime minister vladmir putin, who elevated medvedev, may, in fact, still be in charge. >> it looks like vladmir putin is still making the key decisions and running the show. >> obama would certainly make bett
Dec 13, 2009 6:00pm EST
on "good morning america," the debut of new host george stephanopoulos. he'll be interviewing white house political strategist david axelrod. i'm dan harris. for all of us here at abc news, thank you for watching, and good night.
Oct 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
breaking news tonight. prince george's county police have been involved in a deadly shootout. officers shot a
Aug 16, 2009 6:00pm EDT
hurricane charley. >> reporter: jeffrey kofman, abc news, st. george island, florida. >>> they are also nervously watching the weather in california tonight, where nearly a dozen wildfires are burning. light winds so far today have allowed firefighters there to gain ground on the biggest of the fires, which is in santa cruz county, south of san francisco. it is now 50% contained. but conditions can change very qui quickly. so far, more than 2,000 people have been evacuated there. >>> today, the obama administration was sending signals about a potentially major shift in the health care fight. it looks like the white house may be ready to back down on what had been one of the president's top priorities. here's john cochran. >> reporter: the president's health secretary sate choice and competition will be in health insurance. >> that is not the accecptable element. >> look, the the fact of the matter is there are not the votes in the united states senate for the public option. there never have been. so to continue to chase that rabbit, i think, is just a wasted effort. >> reporter: so
Nov 1, 2009 6:00pm EST
valerie jarrett told abc's george stephanopoulos she disagreed, saying the withdrawal does not complicate the administration's plans. >> we're going to work with th leader of the afghan government and, hopefully, that's going to improve the state of conditions for the people in afghanistan, and also help us as we try to bring this war to a close. >> reporter: the election, however, is coming to a close with far more questions than many had hoped. jim sciutto, abc news, kabul. >>> today, president obama was briefed on the situation on the ground in afghanistan by his national security adviser. as we said, this latest development throws a complicated new variable into the high stakes debate over whether to send more troops. here's david kerley. >> reporter: the administration admits, u.s. troops need a legitimate afghan government on its side to beat the taliban, and sell the war at home. which is why hamid karzai can expect even more pressure to cut corruption. >> and we have to keep leverage on him to push him in that direction, because if he doesn't do a better job governing, i don't kno
Sep 20, 2009 6:00pm EDT
have anything new to say. >> reporter: barack obama is about even with george w. bush and bill clinton on the number of press conferences he's given, but when it comes to interviews, clinton had don 46 by this point. bush, 40. president obama? 124. there was only one television network where the president didn't appear today, fox news. that was the only network that didn't air the president's speech last week. coincidence? not likely. a white house spokesperson told abc news, quote, we figured fox would rather show "so you think you can dance." >> how dare you! >> reporter: the president is facing increasingly vocal opposition, which some say leaves him little choice. >> what happens if he doesn't talk? then that space to diskugsz the issue is going to fall to his critics. >> reporter: overexposed? maybe. but in this debate that's complicated, and emotional, underexposure could be just as risky. rachel martin, abc news, washington. >>> one of the president's five stops on his tour today was "this week with george stephanopoulos." and george is here now with more on their conversation.
Aug 9, 2009 6:00pm EDT
so exhausted. we have a nation of walking zombies. >> george -- >> reporter: naps, especially on the job, get a bad rap on tv. but research shows that george costanza has the right idea. >> where'ses could stan da? >> if we could only take that 10 to 15 minutes and respect that period, we will be much more productive, much more efficient. >> reporter: yard metals, the company enforces a need to nap policy and provides a fully equipped nap room. the company says naps can even improve safety for employees that operate heavy machinery. do you ever oversleep? >> yeah, get up real fast and try to run out. >> reporter: for those that don't have the luxury of a napping nook, youtube abounds with videos of workers catching their zs at their desk, even in bathrooms. >> wake up, homer. >> what? >> you're fired. >> what? >> for sleeping on the job. >> reporter: assuming you don't fall asleep at the controls of a nuclear power plant, a short snooze can go a long way. albert einstein, winston churchill and thomas edison, all regular nappers. so is this cfo. >> i'm definitely recharged after. i lo
Sep 27, 2009 6:00pm EDT
troops on the ground there. here is our chief washington correspondent george stephanopoulos, who spoke to robert gates, the defense secretary, today on "this week." >> reporter: dan, president obama is under tremendous pressure that american troops are at more risk with the delay. jim jones told "the washington post" there is no deadline for a decision, but secretary gates told me it could come in a matter of weeks. the clock really does seem to be ticking again to go back to general mcchrystal's report. he says if we don't turn the tide in the next 12 months, we risk failure. so, every week that goes by puts the soldiers that are on the ground at risk, doesn't it? >> having the wrong strategy would put even more soldiers at risk. it's important to get the strategy right, and then we can make the resources and decisions. i don't expect this to be a protracted process. if the president did decide to approve additional combat forces going into afghanistan, the first forces couldn't arrive until january. >> reporter: secretary gates would not tell me where he comes down on this question,
Jul 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. george clooney's role in "syriana" says the damage at cia has already taken its toll. >> it's demoralizing the rank and file. i've been getting e-mails from officers overseas that are talking about quitting. >> reporter: with rising calls for investigations into cia tactics and harsh accusations -- >> the cia was misleading congress. >> i know i've been lied to. >> reporter: -- the rift between congress and the cia is so bitter that when analysts head to capitol hill, the agency gives them this stock response, "i'm sorry, but i will be unable to continue our dialogue if you continue to question my integrity or that of my agency." >> cia has become a master at saying to congress, "if you do your job and supervise us it will hurt our morale. if our morale is hurt, we won't be able to do our job." that is largely a myth. >> reporter: cia insiders say the agency hasn't faced this kind of scrutiny since the 1970s, when congress problemed extreme tactics, like allegedly hiring the mafia to kill fidel castro. those hearings led to a host of restrictions on the jen si. with rising cri
Aug 23, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: the financial aid office as george mason unit is swamped with calls and questions. >> one of your parents lost their job? what is his projected income going to be for 2009? >> bankruptcy. >> reporter: john leinberger's dad recently lost his home building business. now he needs help paying his tuition. >> the banks are knocking on the door, and he can't help me out at all with student loans. >> reporter: he's not the only one. >> we've probably received a two-fold increase as far as how many appeals we've received this year compared to last year. >> reporter: colleges and universities around the country are seeing record numbers of financial aid applications and thousands of last minute appeals, leaving schools scrambling to meet the demand. the u.s. department of education sent a letter last spring asking colleges and universities to "reach out to your students, particularly those who seem to have hit a rough patch, to make sure that they know there may be ways that you can help." federal loans and grants have caps, but individual schools can fund a needy student's
Jul 26, 2009 6:00pm EDT
israel tonight. >> reporter: first stop for george mitchell, damascus and president assad. >> i told president assad that president obama is determined to facilitate a truly comprehensive arab/israeli peace. >> reporter: that means a peace process involving all the arab states, including syria, lebanon and the palestinians. but to get the process started, the u.s. wants israel to stop building settlements on land where palestinians want for their state.ual. 200 new apartments this year. 900 planned for next year. the palestinians and the arab states say there won't be any peace talks with israel until the building stops. and unless it does, america's plan for middle east peace is stuck. >> just imagine that the saudis for instance will invite israelis to riyadh. and the next day their audience will see on al jazeera or abc that israel is starting a new settlement. >> reporter: for prime minister netanyahu, a settlement freeze is easier said than done. his government is built on settler votes. and they are defiant in the face of american pressure. >> my people come first. and it makes
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