Monday, June 4, 2012

1 year anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden

President Barack Obama is greeted by US Lieutenant General Curtis Scaparrotti and US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker upon arrival at Bagram Air Field
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President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan today on the one year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.    While in country Obama and President Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement outlining the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship over the next decade.  The president will also address the nation live from Afghanistan at 7:30pm ET.
Today's visit to Afghanistan is President Obama's third since taking office.  His most recent visit was to the base at Bagram in December 2010.  Bad weather kept the president from traveling the almost 30 miles to Kabul.  His first visit was on March 28, 2010.
It was 9 years ago today when then-President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq.  Under a banner that read "mission accomplished," President Bush addressed the country live from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf.

Isn't it awesome to see our President representing our country so well?  Hats off to you Mr. President

Bill Clinton on the Obama campaign?? Say whattttt???

Obama and Bill Clinton: On same team but not always reading same playbook
By Brianna Keilar, CNN White House Correspondent
updated 7:55 PM EDT, Mon June 4, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton joined President Barack Obama at an event in Washington in December 2011.
  1. The Obama campaign is relying heavily on Bill Clinton's connections
  2. "Clinton just wants to help," a source close to the former president said
  3. Obama hopes Clinton can woo white, working-class men in key Southern and Rust Belt states
  4. There's been missteps: Clinton recently said Romney had a "sterling business career"
Washington (CNN) -- How things change.
In 2008, after a bruising primary battle with Hillary Clinton, then-Sen. Barack Obama was on the outs with former President Bill Clinton. This election cycle, Clinton is one of Obama's most visible surrogates.
Obama and Clinton were to appear together Monday night at three New York City fundraisers, which are expected to bring in millions of dollars. In April, the two appeared side by side at the home of longtime Clinton supporter and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, raising $2.1 million for the Obama campaign and the DNC.

What do you think sparked the sudden change of heart for Clinton?  Do you think this "alliance" will last?

Utah gay pride parade draws hundreds of mormon participants (CNN) – A gay pride parade in Mormon-heavy Salt Lake City drew thousands of participants, including a few hundred Mormons, whose church has been criticized by gay rights activists for its activism against same-sex marriage. The Mormon contingent for Sunday's parade wasn’t made up of gay members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but rather straight Mormons who want to show support for gay and lesbians, according to CNN affiliate KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City. The Mormon group marched near the front of the parade, just behind the event's grand marshal, Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter ("Milk") who grew up in the church, according to KSTU. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that sex is only acceptable within heterosexual marriage. The church played a major role in passing California’s 2008 ban on same-sex marriage, known as Proposition 8. What do you think about this? Of all the religious groups, Mormons would be the last group of people I would expect to march at a Gay Pride parade... Does this make you question their faith? Why or why not?