President Obama gestures as he and Senator Patty Murray step off Air Force One upon arrival at King County International Airport in Seattle
….. greeted by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire
A supporter of President Obama holds a placard near a private residence where Obama was attending a campaign fundraiser in Seattle
First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden help assemble Mother’s Day packages that deployed US troops have requested to be sent to their mothers and wives at home as part of a Joining Forces service event with spouses of members of Congress at the Naval Observatory
First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden with the Bidens’ dog Champ …..
CBS: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to name Sen. Patty Murray of Washington as co-chair of the deficit reduction committee tasked with finding at least $1.2 in federal government savings by October, a Democratic aide tells CBS News.
The aide said Reid will also name Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of Montana and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the committee.
…. The committee will ultimately be made up of 12 members – three Senate Democrats, three Senate Republicans, three House Democrats and three House Republicans. The party leadership in each chamber appoints the members. The other co-chair of the committee will be named by House Speaker John Boehner.
All the members of the committee must be appointed by August 16, and the committee must hold its first meeting by September 16…..