President Obama will announce his decision on Afghan troop withdrawals Wednesday, most likely calling for the withdrawal of about 30,000 troops by the end of 2012 – though how quickly is unclear, according to the New York Times. Obama probably will say he wants to bring 10,000 troops home this year, more than the Pentagon wants, according to the Los Angeles Times.
A White House meeting between Obama and business executives arranged by the DNC continues to draw fire.
Obama sought to reassure Jewish supporters Monday night at a fundraiser that was billed as a “pro-Israel dinner.”
The battle over Boeing’s decision to open its Dreamliner plant in South Carolina puts Obama in a bind. Labor opposes the move, but some of the president’s top associates, including Chief of Staff Bill Daley, have ties to Boeing. Moveon.org officials feel like Obama has abandoned them.
The White House won’t answer whether President Obama thinks to War Powers Act is constitutional.
New border rules quietly announced Friday would offer quasi-amnesty for thousands of illegal immigrants, opponents allege.
Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are vying for Mormon cash. Huntsman will officially launch his presidential campaign today. Democrats are immediately launching fire against him, painting Huntsman as a moderate who panders to conservatives.
Aides to Texas Gov. Rick Perry are prepped for a return of rumors that he is gay, none of which have been substantiated even after exhaustive reporting and investigation.
And Obama is a big fan of Fareed Zakaria, having read his book, “The Post-American World.”