Obama on New START Treaty
November 18th, 2010
12:43 PM ET

Obama on New START Treaty

Delivered in the Roosevelt Room

THE PRESIDENT: I want to begin by thanking the incredible leaders who are around this table, not only the Vice President and the Secretary of State, but also some of the most able statesmen from both parties that we’ve had in modern American history who are sitting around this table.

We are here to discuss the importance of ratifying the START treaty. And let me be clear: It is in the national security imperative - it is a national security imperative that the United States ratify the New START treaty this year.

November 18th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Poll: 73% say US should vote in favor of nuke treaty with Russia


Should Senate Ratify Nuclear Treaty with Russia?

Yes 73%
No 23%
Sampling error: +/-3% pts

QUESTION: As you may know, President Obama and the President of Russia recently signed a treaty to reduce the number of nuclear weapons of each country, but the treaty will not take effect until the U.S. Senate votes in favor of it. Do you think the U.S. Senate should or should not vote in favor of that treaty?

November 18th, 2010
10:58 AM ET

Breaking: "This is not politics, it's national security"

President Barack Obama urged the lame duck Senate to ratify the Russian arms control treaty Thursday, arguing that the United States "can't afford" to gamble on the need to monitor Russia's nuclear stockpile.

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GM stock opens strong – are you buying?
November 18th, 2010
09:59 AM ET

GM stock opens strong – are you buying?

Statement by President Obama on General Motors

"General Motors’ initial public offering (IPO) marks a major milestone in the turnaround of not just an iconic company but the entire American auto industry. Through the IPO, the government will cut its stake in GM by nearly half, continuing our disciplined commitment to exit this investment while protecting the American taxpayer. Supporting the American auto industry required tough decisions and shared sacrifices, but it helped save jobs, rescue an industry at the heart of America's manufacturing sector, and make it more competitive for the future."

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