Tonight’s the deadline to reach a deal in time to avert a government shutdown close of business Friday, but an agreement remains elusive. The White House is preparing for a possible shutdown. Former Bush aide Michael Gerson writes that President Obama has the Republicans cornered.
Obama caved to Republicans and will try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed at Guantanamo.
Obama opened his presidential campaign yesterday with some of the same characters as before but questions about how it’s all going to work. He is preparing to undertake the most ambitious fundraising effort ever by a sitting president and may need some extra cash, since some on the Left are calling for a primary challenger.
The Daily Caller notes Obama’s gas pains – that is, acute presidential concern over the rising price at the pump that he appears to be salving with yet more trips to tout his energy initiatives.
And Angela Merkel gets a White House State Dinner June 7 even though she’s been just a little bit more helpful in the Libya campaign than Qaddafi.