The Obama administration is urging rebels to prevent the looting and revenge attacks that swept Baghdad after Hussein was overthrown, and to safeguard arms depots to keep weaponry secure from terrorists. The debate has begun in political circles about whether the crumbling of the Qaddafi regime was a victory for President Obama.
POLITICO’s Ben Smith says the Libya result is a victory for Obama’s “leading from behind” strategy. Republicans are keeping quiet on whether they think the operation was a success. But the website also notes that Obama has never fully embraced the role of a president at war.
Plans by agencies to cut red tape will save billions, the administration claims.
Conservatives’ longing for a presidential candidate of ideas has been endless, intense and unrequited.
A book by the Rick Perry casts doubt on the constitutionality of Social Security, the minimum wage and bans on child labor.
Jon Huntsman has not only broken the civility pledge by harshly criticizing his fellow Republicans, but he has also highlighted his moderate views. But Huntsman says he’d be open for a run as vice president if Michele Bachmann wins nomination.
And dozens of environmental protestors have been arrested in front of the White House since the weekend.