Monthly Archives: June 2011

White House plans to hunt al-Qaeda


The United States will push ahead with more targeted drone strikes and special operations raids like Iraq and Afghanistan in the continuing war against al-Qaeda. The doctrine, two years in the making, comes in the wake of the successful special operations raid that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in May, and a week after…

Obama on Gay Rights

President Obama simply won’t take a position on gay marriage, no matter how many times reporters ask him. Still, the president let his personal feelings be known with his remarks. He cited “a profound recognition on the part of the American people” that gays “have got to be treated like every other American. I think…

Romney & Huntsman have family ties!


Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are distant cousins. The two candidates who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and running¬† for their party’s presidential nomination.

President Obama: $60 million fundraising goal


¬†President Obama has set a goal of collecting $60 million for his campaign and the Democratic National Committee for the fundraising quarter that ends in five days. Obama has appeared at more than two dozen fundraisers in the past three months, including three Thursday night in New York City to collect money for his re-election…

President Obama will use his Twitter!


  Good news to Obama Twitter fans! President Obama will personally tweet from his Twitter account. Obama will tweet regularly from the popular social media service and his personal tweets will be signed “-BO.” The campaign said on its website that the changes “will give us new opportunities to make the most of these channels,…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is 50% on running!


The top adviser to Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Republican is “50-50” on whether he’ll run for president next year. Perry got conservatives riled up this weekend with his speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, departing the stage to chants of “Run, Rick, Run.”

Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns! “Today I am announcing my resignation … so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative, and most importantly, that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage that I’ve caused,” Rep. Anthony Weiner said. Weiner announced his resignation at a senior citizens center in…

Obama meets with Petraeus

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Obama met Wednesday with Gen. David Petraeus, his commander in Afghanistan and the author of the counterinsurgency strategy first employed in Iraq. The meeting with Petraeus and other members of Obama’s national security team, unlike many on Afghanistan, was not on the official schedule. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the secret meeting shouldn’t raise…

I can’t have beer in front of the press – Obama


Obama broke up a busy day in San Juan with a quick food run. Obama said during an unscheduled stop, “I can’t have beer in front of the press. I’ve got to wait ’till I get home to have a beer.” The president settled on a bottle of water to wash down a medianoche sandwich,…