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The Obama Morning News || May 31, 2011

President Obama Monday laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and called on the country to reflect on its “debt to its fallen heroes.”

The biggest factor in Obama’s upcoming decision on how many troops to remove from Afghanistan will be cost. Obama named Gen. Martin Dempsey to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Obama is finding his political footing, according to the Associated Press. The president’s biggest asset in Florida might be Rick Scott, the swing state’s wildly unpopular governor, writes POLITICO.

Herman Cain is making his move. The Washington Post examines his candidacy. Michele Bachmann is aggressively taking on the president.

Some Democrats are pressuring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from ruling on Obamacare because of claimed conflicts of interest owing to his wife’s activities.

The House will vote on whether to raise the debt ceiling today, just ahead of a GOP conference meeting with Obama Wednesday.

The president’s European trip revived The Continent’s love affair with him.

8 thoughts on “The Obama Morning News || May 31, 2011”

  1. Wow! Since Jesse Lee rode into town, some folks worked hard on Memorial Day.
    “Comment moderation is enabled”. Are they taking down your site, Keith?

      1. As a new reader of your excellent blog, I was very confused yesterday with the over 700 answers to one entry – so many names I had never seen here and so much hatred. Could you splain what was happening? Thanks

  2. It appears that Politico’s pieces are opinions and not fact. They assert that Florida will be good for MrO because the voters don’t like their Repub Gov without any facts beyond an negative poll of their Gov. A previous piece on the unusual turnover in the FLOTUS’ staff laid the blame on unprecented pressure that other FirstLadys didn’t have without any evidence to prove their conclusion.
    They’ve lost the balance that once made their site a go-to for straight up reporting and can now be considered part of the spinning class of the MSM.

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