A year ago: President Obama is reflected in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall as he delivers remarks during the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War commemoration ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 28, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)
10:05: The President departs the White House
11:05: Arrives New Jersey
11:15: Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver keynote remarks to 70 new citizens at a special naturalization ceremony in the Justice Department
1:15: First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at the White House Kitchen Garden Summer Harvest
1:30: President Obama delivers remarks at Asbury Park Convention Hall
2:15: VP Biden, Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar and President Martelly Speak to the Press, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Audio Only at WH Live)
2:50: President Obama departs New Jersey
3:55: Arrives the White House
5:30: Delivers remarks at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration at the White House
Consumers Are Thrilled, Economic Data Is Kicking Ass, And The Stock Market Is Going Wild read.bi/152QoX4
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) May 28, 2013
Home prices post largest annual gain since 2006 on.mktw.net/19j276z
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) May 28, 2013
US consumer confidence rises in May to 76.2, highest level in 5 years – @ap
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) May 28, 2013
Rick Ungar (Forbes): Every now and again, a political pundit is required to stand up and admit to the world that he or she got it wrong.
For me, this would be one of those moments.
For quite some time, I have been predicting that Obamacare would likely mean higher insurance rates in the individual market for the “young immortals” and others under the age of 40….
It is increasingly clear that I had it wrong.
Another ObamaCare success story; “Cadillac tax” working as intended: nytimes.com/2013/05/28/bus…
— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 27, 2013
Can anyone explain why there is almost no questioning in the media today of McCain’s trip to Syria? Anyone??
Syrian war turning into clusterfuck of all clusterfucks – and John McCain wants in! Now! Thank U Jesus for that man never becoming president
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) May 28, 2013
— James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) May 28, 2013
Steve Benen: It’s been nearly a week since President Obama announced his vision for ending the nation’s post-9/11 war footing and rejecting the notion of perpetual war, and while the pushback from the right was immediate, Republican opposition to the shift appears to be hardening.
…. of particular interest were Republican complaints about the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay ….. Rep. Peter King: “…. The president had five years to end this if he really wanted to. He could’ve moved most of those prisoners out of the country.”
….. I couldn’t help but laugh …. Less than a month after President Obama’s 2009 inauguration, King’s Republican colleagues began throwing a major tantrum over the very idea of closing the detention facility….. Three months later, Congress blocked the president from transferring detainees. A year later, they Congress did it again. Does King not remember any of this? If not, why not?
Full post here
— Eddie Gehman Kohan (@ObamaFoodorama) May 27, 2013
VP Biden, Dr Jill Biden and Colombia’s Commander of the Armed Forces Alejandro Navas, stand for the Colombian national anthem during a ceremony to honor Air Force servicemen fallen on the line of duty in a chapel at the Air Force base in Bogota, May 27