President Barack Obama isn’t just grasping for ways to jolt the flailing economy, he’s struggling simply to find the right words to talk about it. Following the departure of House GOP point man Eric Cantor, the budget talks appeared on the verge of collapse.
In a symbolic action, the House is likely to vote today to strip funding for offensive military operations in Libya.
Departing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen saluted and backed Obama’s Afghan pullout plan, though he called it risky. Afghanistan President Karzai too supported the pullout, but many Afghans are wary.
Michelle Obama arrived in Botswana.
At a fundraiser among gay supporters, President Obama stopped short of endorsing gay marriage.
A consumer watchdog says the administration’s “cozy relationship” with Google is a conflict of interest.
The anybody-but-Mitt Romney faction developing within the tea party may pose a problem for him, but some tea party organizers worry it could also backfire against the movement itself.
And Bristol Palin vents a lot in her new memoir.