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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, March 16 2011

1:35 pm || Meets with USAID Administrator Raj Shah 2:55 pm || Accepts an award in conjunction with Sunshine Week* 5:00 pm || Delivers remarks at a DNC fundraiser All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 *According to the White House, the award is “from a coalition of good government groups and transparency advocates to recognize ‘his deep commitment to an open

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Today’s Obama Poll || Afghanistan Not Worth It

By a two-to-one majority, Americans believe that fighting the war in Afghanistan was not worth it, and even more agree with President Obama that the United States should begin withdrawing this summer, according to a new poll by the Washington Post and ABC. Some, including me, have questioned the military wisdom of President Obama’s strategy, believing the announcement that we will begin to get out

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President Obama’s Trivial Pursuits

The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions. The newly installed tandem of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe were supposed to impart a new

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For Elizabeth Warren, It’s Good to be the Czar

White House Bank Czar Elizabeth Warren has already drawn up a list of particulars for mortgage lenders to sign that would subject them to a host of new regulations and make them shave down the amount they are owed by debtors. Fine, it’s a legitimate point of view, albeit one that may well extend the housing crisis by milking along those who can’t pay their

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Obama Morning News || Tuesday, March 15, 2011

President Obama is ducking the debate over the budget, according to POLITICO, choosing instead to pursue his own “winning the future” agenda. POLITICO also reports that Obama seems snakebit on energy policy with his recent embrace on nuclear energy followed by the disaster in Japan. Prospective GOP presidential candidate Haley Barbour, the Mississippi governor, bashed Obama for his energy policies, while Obama seeks new ways to fire

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Today’s Quote || Tuesday, March 15, 2011

“Yes, there’s still plenty of time for a No Fly Zone. I mean, sometimes the best time to operate is after the patient is dead.” – President Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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