In 1963, at an American University commencement address, President John
F. Kennedy said, “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can
help make the world safe for diversity." Now, almost a half century
later, and on the eve of the dedication of the MLK Jr.
Memorial on the Nat'l Mall in Washington, a new report released
Wednesday suggests we may have taken a monumental step towards
achieving both men’s vision in the last decade.
The Obama administration is telling American automakers that it would
like cars and light trucks to average 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025 — a
boost to fuel economy that would save consumers money at the pump and
help with global warming but drive up the cost of automobiles.
Call him the Digital Candidate: President Barack Obama is asking
supporters to use Facebook to declare "I'm In!" for his re-election
campaign and is using Twitter to personally blast out messages to his
nearly 9 million followers.
Beginning to wind down a long and devastating war, President Barack
Obama announced Wednesday night he was pulling home 33,000 U.S. troops
from Afghanistan by next summer, withdrawing the "surge" of forces he
had sent to rescue a flailing effort. Said Obama to a country eager for
an exit: "The tide of war is receding."
Memphis' sanitation workers, including some who marched with the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr. during a 1968 garbage strike, scored a victory
when the city council passed a budget without privatizing solid waste
collection, but it may be a temporary win.
For legal reasons, President Barack Obama rejects the word
"hostilities" to describe U.S. involvement in Libya's civil war. Along
the same lines, Defense Secretary Robert Gates calls American actions
there "a limited kinetic operation."
President Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist is dismissive of the
Republicans who want his boss' job, saying they are eager to criticize
the Democratic incumbent without offering substantive ways to help the