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My friend Tracy Russo was involved with launching this brand new Department of Justice website today — just before a hard-hitting winter snow storm shuts down a lot of DC this weekend.
My close pal, Chris Nelson, who was essentially blogging before there were blogs publishes the uber-insider Nelson Report (not online and available only to those who pay a super high subscription fee or who feed him insider political details that offset the $$).
So, the administration says that ‘official unemployment’ falls to 9.7% from 10.0% but that the economy still shed 20,000 jobs.
Actually, he hasn’t yet, but Obama should. The Obama team has not had a very good month. From GITMO to health care, to bickering behind the scenes about Paul Volcker’s bank regulation efforts, to China policy, and making any progress on any international initiatives, the administration’s “magic” has been collapsing.
In this short interview during his Washington visit, Kenya VP Kalonzo “Steven” Musyoka speaks impressively about his participation in the National Prayer Breakfast, about concerns on Kenya’s border in Somalia, about the limits of military responses in failing state situations, and about the views of Kenyans toward US President Barack Obama.
The New America Foundation/Iran Initiative is hosting an event today to discuss what the Iranian public really thinks on key issues and the implications for US foreign policy. Since the Iranian elections last June, there has been no shortage of commentary surrounding Iranian public opinion, but comparatively little evidence-based analysis. WorldPublicOpinion.
NOTE; THE START OF THE EVENT HAS BEEN PUSHED TO 10:15 AM EST The New America Foundation/American Strategy Program is hosting an event today featuring the Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Stephen Musyoka, as well as the Speaker of Kenya’s National Assembly Kenneth Otiato Marende and Kenya’s Minister of Cooperative Development and Marketing Joseph W.N. Nyagah….
(An Iranian bank note modified by Green Movement member; A re-write of a saying on the left side, which says ‘Iranian people will find “knowledge” no matter where – Prophet Muhammad’ – changed to say ‘Iranian people will find “justice” no matter where’; photo credit: NIAC Insight) This is a guest note exclusive to The…
(US President Barack Obama chairing a historic session of the United Nations Security Council on 24 September 2009) There is a giddiness that has taken hold in some foreign policy circles in Washington that the Obama administration is showing more courage all of a sudden and is finally breaking away from its courtship of China…