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Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 2010 ROTOGRAVURE: From Wikileaks to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

The courtyard of the United States State Department.

YOUR LAME DUCK CONGRESS AT WORK: The Simpson-Bowles deficit commission fails to reach consensus for immediate consideration by Congress but inches closer to a bipartisan solution; Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)  raised the heat against “tax cuts for millionaires” as the Senate considers extending Bush era tax cuts, Pelosi restates her claim that unemployment benefits creates jobs; Military chiefs support repeal and a delay of DADT.

BREAD AND CIRCUSES: Sens. Tom Harkin and Michael Enzi talking to reporters after the Senate bill passed legislation that would grant the F.D.A. new powers to recall tainted foods, increase inspections, demand accountability from food companies and oversee farming.

DON”T ASK, DON”T TELL, DON”T DECIDE: Appearing before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing reviewing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, Air Force chief of staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, 2nd from left, and Marine Commandant Gen. Jim Amos, 3rd from left, said they do not recommend Congress change the law to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. Sen. Joe Lieberman talks to reporters after the hearing. In the background, third from left, is former Air Force Maj. Mike Almy, who was discharged for being gay.

REINING IN TAX CUTS: Senator Charles Schumer looks over to a sign critical of the Republican Tax cut plan during a press conference at the US Capitol. With him are Democratic Sens. (l-r); Claire McCaskill and Dianne Feinstein. On Saturday the Senate rejected Schumer’s proposal to end tax breaks only on income exceeding $1 million.

RAINING ON COAL PROTEST: Lacking a demonstration permit that would have allowed them to turn their shelter in an upright position, Sierra Club members from Michigan State University braved inclimate weather in a park outside the Senate Russell Building on Capitol Hill. The organization is urging the United States to “move beyond dirty coal”.

© Stephen Crowley/The New York Times



Air Force One arrives at Andrews Air Force Base. (25 sec exposure)

NATO Sees Long-Term Role After Afghan Combat

Published: November 20, 2010

LISBON — NATO and Afghanistan agreed Saturday to the goal of a phased transfer of security responsibility to the Afghan government by the end of 2014, but NATO officials acknowledged that allied forces would remain in Afghanistan, at least in a support role, well beyond that date.

more HERE:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/world/europe/21nato.html?hpw

President Obama and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan during a bilateral meeting at the NATO;

Afghanistan and US delegation meeting privately.

© Stephen Crowley/The New York Times


NATO Agrees to Build Missile Defense System


LISBON — NATO leaders agreed on Friday evening to establish a missile defense shield that would cover all NATO member states, and on Saturday they expect Russia to agree to discuss the possibility of cooperating on the system’s development.

President Obama, who has promoted a less costly, more flexible missile defense system that will have components in Europe and at sea, praised the day’s work, saying that for the first time “we’ve agreed to develop a missile defense capability that is strong enough to cover all NATO European territory and populations as well as the United States.”

More here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/world/europe/20prexy.html?hp

President Barack Obama with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain during a group portrait session at the NATO meeting in Lisbon on Friday.

President Barack Obama signals to an interpreter that his earpiece is working after it failed while Jose Socrates, PM of Portugal, was addressing the media at his office in Lisbon, Portugal.

A sealed trash container along President Barack Obama’s motorcade route and a guard at the Belem National Palace in Lisbon,  Portugal.

© Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

The Education of a President


Obama/Lincoln, Lincoln/Obama © Stephen Crowley 2009


Grab a second cup of coffee, pull out the New York Times Sunday magazine from the inserts (you are a subscriber?) and read Peter Baker’s insightful piece “The Education of a President” with nice photographs by Ashley Gilbertson. Baker writes:

“But it is possible to win the inside game and lose the outside game. In their darkest moments, White House aides wonder aloud whether it is even possible for a modern president to succeed, no matter how many bills he signs. Everything seems to conspire against the idea: an implacable opposition with little if any real interest in collaboration, a news media saturated with triviality and conflict, a culture that demands solutions yesterday, a societal cynicism that holds leadership in low regard. Some White House aides who were ready to carve a new spot on Mount Rushmore for their boss two years ago privately concede now that he cannot be another Abraham Lincoln after all. In this environment, they have increasingly concluded, it may be that every modern president is going to be, at best, average.” The rest is HERE:

Strange Day in Philadelphia

Waiting for President ObamaObama Ratchets Up Tone Against G.O.P.
Published: October 10, 2010

PHILADELPHIA — With his party facing losses in next month’s election, President Obama  pressed his argument Sunday that the opposition is trying to steal the election with secret special-interest money, possibly including money from foreign companies. The rest of the story is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/us/politics/11obama.html?ref=politics


Parma, Ohio

President Barack Obama  delivering remarks on the economy during a speech at Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio.