One of the very loveliest photos, three years old today: First Lady Michelle Obama greets children at Children’s Place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, April 13, 2010. (Photo by Samantha Appleton)
The week ahead:
Monday: The President will welcome the BCS National Champion, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, to the White House to honor their 15th championship and their exceptional 2012-2013 season. Later, the President will participate in an ambassador credentialing ceremony at the White House.
Tuesday: The President will hold a working lunch with Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates at the White House. Later, the President will welcome Brad Keselowski to the White House to honor his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
Wednesday: The President will welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the 7th Annual Soldier Ride.
Thursday and Friday: The President will attend meetings at the White House.
‘Dependent on Congress doing right’
SmartyPants: …… One of my routines is to read the news summary posted every morning on Daily Kos titled Abbreviated Pundit Roundup ….. This morning’s edition was telling. It covered the first full day of punditry since President Obama released his budget. The roundup included 5 commentaries on that topic – all focused on critiquing the inclusion of chained CPI…..
….. how about linking to:
Melissa Lazarín and Sasha Post at the Center for American Progress on President Obama’s Budget Makes Historic Investments in Young Children
Erika Eichelberger at Mother Jones on Obama Wants Mitt Romney’s Favorite Tax Break to Die
Annie Lowrey at the New York Times on A Budget Focus on Inequality
Matthew Yglesias at Slate on The Class War Has Begun: Obama is waging it against the rich. The Republicans are waging it against the poor.
And another one by Derek Thompson at the Atlantic titled The Obama Budget: Tax the Rich, Spare the Poor, Remember the Young
See links to those articles and full post here