10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 1:15 pm || Holds a news conference; Brady Press Briefing Room 5:30 pm || Attends a fundraiser; The Jefferson Hotel, Washington 7:10 pm || Meets with members of the Business Roundtable All times Eastern
President Obama and Bill Clinton will make joint appearances at fundraisers in the coming months, according to Bloomberg News. Since the bloom is off the rose for Obama, I guess he’s in some danger of being upstaged by the unctuously charismatic former president. But Obama’s fundraising, while good, is not quite what his campaign had hoped, and so a boost of Bubba’s political adrenaline has
President Obama and Israeli Prime Mininster Binyamin Netanyahu split during three hours of meetings at the White House today on the definition of what point an attack against Iran must be launched, with Obama focused on the end point of an Iranian nuclear weapon and Netanyahu seeking to define the a “red line” as a more nebulous “nuclear capability,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
An article by Politico’s Josh Gersten today raises questions about the White House’s characterization of itself as the openness administration. The article notes: The Obama administration may be the worst in terms of stonewalling information requests made through Freedom of Information Act filings, and the White House is resisting efforts to expedite responses to the requests. According to the article: “Administration lawyers are aggressively fighting
It looks like Vice President Biden may be a keeper. Biden’s name has taken new prominence on the Obama 2012 campaign website, suggesting there’s now little chance that President Obama will dump him in favor of a more appealing running mate, like Hillary Clinton. The top of the website now gives Biden nearly equal billing with The One, reading “Obama Biden,” with Obama’s personal symbol
UPDATE – 12:43 pm ET To my readers: I have regrettably decided to take this piece down. The original report said that Obama did not make any phone calls or statements until Saturday regarding the tornado disasters that swept the Midwest Thursday and Friday, when he made three calls to the governors of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. It turns out that I missed a pool