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The Obama Morning News || May 17, 2010

President Obama will deliver a major address on the Middle East Thursday, but his overall strategy is unclear, the Washington Times reports.

Obama met with flood victims in Memphis and then lauded a local high school Monday. Then he returned to Washington and saluted the UConn men’s basketball team.

Obama offered another concession on the environment, delaying a regulation on industrial emissions.

The U.S. hit the debt limit and Treasury began making moves that can continue for months to avoid default. Obama listed his own assets, which are in the millions and which include U.S. debt.

Obama’s budget staffers are demanding to join a union.

The administration outlined a comprehensive new cyberspace strategy.

Obama sought to fire up his frustrated supporters at two fundraisers. Mitt Romney raised $10.25 million in a single day during a telethon in Vegas.

Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel took the reins as mayor of Chicago.

And the Associated Press has some amazing new details of the operations that killed Bin Laden.

10 thoughts on “The Obama Morning News || May 17, 2010”

  1. Which ever officials gave AP the details of the classified mission (on condition of anonymity) should be exposed, humiliated and convicted. All of course after a closed door meeting with the SEALS, at an undisclosed location.

  2. I guess it’s not fashionable to say this, and the SEALS are of course trained to cover contingencies, but losing half the helicopters to me is not “flawless.” I am sure the manufacturers and procurement people are being “contacted.”

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