President Obama meets with other world leaders at the G-8 today, with the Arab Spring topping the agenda. Obama and British Prime Minister Cameron say they see a long slog in Libya. But Libya has a new proposal for a cease fire.
The British press is even more star struck by Obama than reporters in the U.S., reports POLITICO.
Republicans affirmed their backing of the Medicare plan by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, despite the loss of a House election in New York viewed as a partial referendum on the proposal.
Various moves by Sarah Palin, including a new hagiographic movie to be released in Iowa and the purchase of a house in Arizona, have increased speculation that she plans to run for president. Former New York Gov. Goeoge Pataki may get in too.
Obama’s vaunted friendship with Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana, who faces a Tea Party revolt in his state, is on ice as Lugar steps up his criticism of the president.
In a surprise choice, Obama has selected Iraq veteran and just-installed Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey to be Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman. Goodwin Liu, a leftist Obama pick for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco withdrew after being rejected by the Senate.
Dick Cheney’s memoir will be out Aug. 30, and it contains “very strong views,” his daughter says.