Thank you for taking a moment to be president. After saying nearly nothing about the tornadoes last week in North Carolina and elsewhere that killed nearly four dozen people – and failing to travel to the region – President Obama released a statement tonight lamenting the loss of life in the latest phalanx of twisters to rip through the South. At least 200 people are
10:50 am || Holds a meeting on Libya; Situation Room 11:30 am || Meets with Secretary of State Clinton 2:05 pm || Meets with “influential Hispanics” on immigration; Roosevelt Room= 3:10 pm || Announces appointment of CIA Director Panetta to be Defense Secretary and Gen. David Petraeus to be CIA director; Rose Garden 3:45 pm || Meets with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli 4:20 pm ||
President Obama will benefit from finally releasing his birth certificate, but he’s done it in the usual Obama style that portends ill for his reelection. His statement this morning was a showcase for the kind of unmitigated disingenuousness we are due for during the upcoming campaign. People will see through it. The reason the White House released the long form birth certificate, as I mention
Today’s release of President Obama’s long form birth certificate is hugely helpful to the White House on several fronts. And damaging to Republicans. The optics are just great for him, and for once the communications team at the White House has scored a touchdown. Obama looks like a man of reason, rectitude, and magnanimity, finally going the extra mile to dispense with “silliness” so that
Donald Trump this morning took credit for getting President Obama to release his birth certificate and said he was proud of the job he did. “Today, I’m very proud of myself,” Trump said. “I feel like I’ve accomplished something very, very important.” Trump said he still wants to check the certificate’s authenticity and criticized Obama for not releasing it earlier.
Updated at 10:55 am The White House today released a Hawaii birth certificate saying President Obama was born in Hawaii. You can view a large image of it here. The certificate says he was born at Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu at 7:24 pm on August 4, 1961. There does not appear to be any information on the certificate that could be damaging
Obama plans change his national security team this week, sending CIA Director Panetta to lead the Pentagon and putting Gen David Pertraeus in charge of the CIA, the Associated Press reports. Lt. Gen. John Allen would replace Petraeus as Afghanistan commander, and that diplomat Ryan Crocker will be the next U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan. The announcement is expected Thursday. But Eric Holder remains at Justice and isn’t