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.