Obama, Putin to attend D-Day ceremony
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Obama’s Wal-Mart stop prompts labor backlash – Los Angeles Times
As a candidate for president six years ago, the then-senator from Illinois reportedly declared he would not shop at the mega-retailer long targeted by labor groups. On Friday, a company official said Obama was the first sitting president to visit one of the stores of the nations largest private employer. In remarks delivered in the clothing section of a store in Mountain View, Calif., Obama embraced the Arkansas companys environmental philosophy as a model. President Obama will promote his record on energy efficiency on Friday by touting several initiatives he says are taking hold across the country as well as the completion of one very close to home. After years of delay, solar panels have been installed on the first familys residence at the… ( Kathleen Hennessey ) More and more companies like Wal-Mart are realizing that wasting less energy isn’t just good for the planet; it’s good for business; it’s good for the bottom line, Obama said, standing amid $5.44 T-shirts and $11.96 U.S.-flag bathing suits.
Obama must be pro-active on Syrian civil war before it merges with Iraq’s Sunni-Shia violence | GlobalPost
In fact, in the biggest oddity, the president reached back to 2007 in making his claim, so he includes two years when he was still a senator. On eight occasions, he voted against ending debate the very thing he decried in his remarks. Heres a list of those votes: 1/24/07 Roll Call Vote #22, S.Amdt. 101 to S.Amdt. 100 to H.R. 2 There is one further wrinkle.
Four Pinocchios for Obama’s claim that Republicans have ‘filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation’
Their Muslim populations in Chechnya, and further east, are radicalizing. Putin’s support for Assad has outlived its usefulness. Negotiations with Putin on Syria should be our top priority: work with us to find a solution in Syria before we all lose. And for playing a winning role there, we’ll minimize western reaction to a pro-Russian outcome in the Ukraine, something our western European allies would readily buy into. Machiavellian? Of course.