11:40 am || Delivers a speech on the events in the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. policy in the region; Department of State 2:55 pm || Is interviewed by the BBC 3:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of Treasury Geithner 7:00 pm || Delivers remarks at the Women’s Leadership Forum; Washington 8:00 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser; private residence, Washington area
The Obama campaign is using the birther issue and the book out this week by Jerome Corsi, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” to raise money. Corsi’s book was apparently already at the printers when Obama released his birth certificate. For a $15 donation, you can get this coffee mug: Or for $25, you get a T-Shirt. And for $7,000, you get a free tank of gas.
That’s what my friend Julie Mason over at POLITICO figured out and has shared with us all. Jules noticed that the openness president has stopped taking questions from the White House press corps, though White House Press Secretary Jay Carney promises, PROMISES he’ll do so soon. Obama not only takes fewer questions, he’s stamped out a couple of traditional forums for getting them in. Something
The openness administration says it has the right to limit the access of the Boston Herald to the press pool covering President Obama’s trip to the city today because it regards its reporting as unfair, the Herald writes. From today’s Herald piece: “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool
In his Mideast speech Thursday, President Obama will argue that the “Arab Spring” helps the prospects for Mideast peace. He’ll also say he wants to spread more U.S.wealth around the Mideast and Northern Africa. Obama is pondering putting more pressure on Syria’s President Assad to stop killing his people. Treasury Secretary Geithner urged the IMF to get busy installing someone to run the place as