My must read of the day is “Obama warns Democrats: Beware another midterm election defeat like 2010,” in the Washington Post.
President Obama broke some news during his edgy comedic interview with bearded thespian/Obama for America donor Zack Galifianakis:
“It must kind of stink, though, that you can’t run, you know three times,” Galifianakis observed during the interview.
Obama’s response was somewhat unexpected. “No, actually I think it’s a good idea,” he said, before launching the following “zinger”: “You know, if I ran a third time it’d be sort of like doing a third ‘Hangover’ meeting. It didn’t really work out very well, did it?”
No, it didn’t:
A key fleet of U.S. reconnaissance planes used to detect enemy aircraft in hostile settings will to be cut by 25 percent under President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget, according to multiple sources familiar with the budget proposal.
Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel is out with a new book praising the law, and his predictions for the number of Americans that will enroll far exceed the goals the administration is failing to meet.
MOSCOW/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack Obama over Moscow’s military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.