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
Rep. Anthony Weiner intends to resign his seat in Congress after a
two-week scandal spawned by lewd and even X-rated photos the New York
lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women, relieved
Democratic officials said Thursday.
Defying congressional criticism, the White House insisted Wednesday that
President Barack Obama has the authority to continue U.S. military
action in Libya even without authorization from lawmakers on Capitol
First Lady Michelle Obama mixed and poured concrete, attached swings to a
swing set and raked mulch for an hour Wednesday at a charter school in a
low-income Southeast Washington neighborhood. By the time she and
hundreds of other volunteers were finished, the school had a new
playground on what previously was barren land.
During his splendid stay among us, the great musician John Coltrane
never asked anyone for anything. Through his music, he was a prideful
man and forever giving of his boundless genius. But a few days ago we
learned that the home where he created such masterpieces as “A Love
Supreme,” “Naima,” and “Impressions,” is on America’s 11 most endangered
Wooing Hispanic voters back home, President Barack Obama kept his
campaign pledge to become the first president since John F. Kennedy to
make an official visit to this recession-battered U.S. territory. "The
aspirations and the struggles on this island mirror those across
America," Obama declared Tuesday.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn formally asserted his innocence Monday to charges
he tried to rape a hotel maid, but the drama unfolded outside the
Manhattan courtroom as protesters jeered the former International
Monetary Fund leader and lawyers for the housekeeper said she was eager
to testify despite a "smear campaign" against her.