The debate is on among Obama advisers over how many troops to remove from Afghanistan in July 2011, with the military saying few and civilians saying a lot.
Vice President Biden said budget negotiators had agreed to a $33 billion cut, far short of the $61 billion House Republicans endorsed in February.
Senate Democrats need Obama to turn out voters in 2012, but it’s not clear how effective he will be.
Mrs. Obama hosted a mentoring event at the White House.
After his NCAA bracket stunt didn’t go to well, President Obama has decided not to throw out the opening pitch for the Washington Nationals. But Obama finally got his transparency award in a closed, unannounced ceremony. The event was scotched the other week as people started pointed to examples of a LACK of transparency in the White House.