President Obama will address the nation on the Libya crisis tonight, and some are looking not only for a rationale but for and endgame. Republican presidential candidates scolded Obama on his handling of the operation. The Libya action has created a backlash against Obama abroad. Obama officials avoided Fox on the Sunday shows yesterday.
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may be headed to Facebook, suggesting he plans to have a minimal role at best for Obama in the presidential campaign.
Obama and Republicans are making little progress in budget talks as a shutdown looms.
Obama is going over the Washington media’s head to broadcast his message, interviewing with outlets from local stations from battleground states, sometimes with surprising results.
And in an opinion piece, the Washington Post’s Jackson Diehl writes about Benyamin Netanyahu’s biggest headache: Barack Obama.