April 23rd, 2010
09:18 AM ET

On the Radar: Obama's mojo, a mystery plane, porn on iPad

With President Obama's speech on Wall Street, the White House seems to be back on track on its major legislative issues.

Obama's mojo moment- As President Obama took the high road in his speech on Wall Street reform, congressional Democrats, smelling blood in the water as Republicans begin to cave, hammered what they called GOP “falsehoods” about the bill in an unusual news conference.

With the passing of health care reform and financial reform picking up steam, the White House appears to be on a legislative winning streak. What impact does that momentum have on the rest of Obama’s agenda this year — Supreme Court pick, climate change, immigration reform, women’s issues, GLBT issues — before he runs into political reality of everything coming to a standstill before the mid-terms. CNN's Ed Henry reports.

Obama naturalization - The president plans to speak to active-duty service members as they become U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony set to begin at 10 a.m. ET on Friday.

Oil rig explosion - Rescuers have searched an area more than twice the size of Rhode Island, but still have not found the 11 people missing from an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said Friday. We'll follow the latest developments in the story and take a look at the environmental impact now that the oil rig has sunk.

Mystery plane - The U.S. Air Force launched a secret space aircraft from Cape Canaveral on Thursday night. The unmanned aircraft took decades to develop and cost millions, but what is its purpose? Some worry that the plane is a step toward the militarization of space.

Porn on the cutting edge of tech - It was days after the release of the iPad — Apple’s slate computer heralded for its potential as a book and magazine reader and video game player – when the announcement arrived. One of the world’s biggest porn companies had created a way to stream videos onto the device, skipping the Apple store and its strict rules. The announcement was the latest peek at what experts call a seldom-spoken but widely acknowledged truth in the technology world — when there’s something new, the adult-entertainment industry will be on the cutting edge of adopting it. CNN's Doug Gross reports.

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  1. colt499

    My view is that we need a president that does have foreign policy skills. Our next president must rely on his own skills not those of advisers. In this world of Islamic-Fascism and Militant Socialism, we need to have a president that will not be flexible to the world dictators. We need a president that will not talk or bend to the will of tyrants. We cannot afford to have a president that will follow the ideals of appeasement like Neville Chamberlain and his famous 1938 quote ‘Peace in Our Time’(a year later WWII started). Sadly, I see Barack Obama, not being strong enough or independent enough for our nation and global politics. I see Obama as following the failed ideologies of Appeasement and Socialism.

    April 24, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. dessertrat

    Colt499< you appear to be looking forward to WWIII with that attitude. To have someone that thinks they know everything and not be willing to listen and negotiate will lead us into a horrible war with the world. No one man/woman can know all things that are going on in the world at one time without advisors.

    April 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Steven

    Obama clearly has more foreign policy knowledge than many of the previous presidents, only without the blind arrogance that's always getting us in trouble and giving us a bad name.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. DeZ

    It's called DIPLOMACY. Just as a kind person should not be mistaken for weak, so too should is our country's responsibility as a "Super Power" to show strength administered with diplomacy. President Obama has spoken very firmly, on many occasions, about the United States' intolerance of terrorism. He has already done more for our global image in his short time in office than his immediate predecessor did in eight years. President Obama has had a LOT of damage control to do.

    April 28, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joseph White

    Women Issues these days are mostly about women empowerment and equal rights among men.~"

    July 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Robert Collins

    women issues these days are more on equal rights with men and woman power,"`

    August 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Skye Hussain

    there are lots of women issues that are mostly related to relationships and family`.`

    September 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Garden Lighting 

    womens issues are mostly related to their emotional well being;'*

    October 14, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. Natural Vitamins :

    well, womens issues are centered on things which involves a woman's feelings.*`-

    October 25, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |