The president’s prime-time address on plans to gradually withdraw troops must remind a skeptical electorate and a concerned Congress that the country’s longest war remains worth fighting — and funding. But the drawdown speech may not please anyone.
Democratic Budget Panel Chairman Kent Conrad of North Dakota wants more like $4 trillion in cuts than the $2 trillion being discussed.
The investigation into the federal operation that sent guns to Mexico is likely to result in the sacking of the ATF director and may reach even higher.
Obama’s plan to scoop up money from small donors may not work too well until something excites the base.
Leon Panetta was unanimously confirmed as Defense Secretary.
The Obama administration unveiled graphic new warnings for cigarettes.
And Michelle Obama met with Nelson Mandela as she launched her tour of southern Africa.