President Obama appeared at a Facebook town hall meeting, hoping viewers will “friend” his deficit reduction plan. Obama and Facebook dude Mark Zuckerberg played all nicey with each other during the event. A conservative political group claims to have forced Facebook to temporarily shut down the event page after steering hundreds of negative comments to the site. Meanwhile, Robert Gibbs and Facebook have broken off talks about the former press secretary coming onboard.
Republicans are going after Obama’s health reform law’s care rationing board.
CIA Director Leon Panetta may be on track to become Secretary of Defense once Robert Gates departs, POLITICO reports. Obama and our European allies are intensifying their efforts to break Qaddafi’s grip, but results won’t come soon.
And Obama is weighing an order that would force government contractors to disclose their donations to groups that participate in political activities, a move Republicans slammed as an attempt to restrict political speech.