10 things you need to know today: June 7, 2015

THE WEEK 1.Obama eulogizes Beau Biden: ‘The consummate public servant’ President Barack Obama called the late Beau Biden “the consummate public servant” during the funeral service Saturday for Vice President Joe Biden’s eldest son in Wilmington, Delaware. “He did in 46 years what most of us couldn’t do in 146,” Obama said Saturday of Delaware’s… More 10 things you need to know today: June 7, 2015

Is Obama weighing a Cuba visit sometime soon?

THE WASHINGTON POST President Obama could visit Cuba before the end of his term in office, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday. “I know there’s one person particularly that hopes President Obama will be in Havana at some point in the — at some point in the relatively recent future, and that’s President… More Is Obama weighing a Cuba visit sometime soon?

Does Obama’s New York trip offer a glimpse into his post-White House life?

THE WASHINGTON POST He still has almost two years left in office, but the outlines of President Obama’s post-White House life might be starting to take shape. On Monday, the president will speak at the New York City launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a nonprofit that is spinning off a White House initiative… More Does Obama’s New York trip offer a glimpse into his post-White House life?

Survey Finds A Solid Majority Of Young Voters Want Democrats To Keep The White House

PoliticusUSA A survey from the Harvard University Institute of Politics contained good news for Democrats. The younger voters that were a key part of President Obama’s victories solidly want to keep a Democrat in the White House. The survey found that Obama coalition is going to keep their support with Democrats in 2016: Overall, young… More Survey Finds A Solid Majority Of Young Voters Want Democrats To Keep The White House

10 things you need to know today: April 26, 2015

The Week 1.Death toll in Nepal earthquake climbs above 2,200 At least 2,263 people are dead and nearly 6,000 are injured afterSaturday’s catastrophic earthquake in Nepal. A powerful 7.8 magnitude quake and a series of violent aftershocks — one an estimated 6.7 magnitude rumbling on Sunday — rocked the mountain nation, destroying historic buildings and… More 10 things you need to know today: April 26, 2015

Pastor Who Spoke At Rand Launch: We Don’t Yet Know Obama’s ‘Real Religion’

I wonder how much he got paid to say that.  I’m sure all speeches go past Rand Paul or his aids first, so one could surmise that Paul espouses this guy’s train of thought… TPM LiveWire A local pastor who rallied the crowd Tuesday at Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) presidential campaign launch suggested that he… More Pastor Who Spoke At Rand Launch: We Don’t Yet Know Obama’s ‘Real Religion’

Obama Unveils Smart Plan To Combat Climate Change While Training 75,000 Vets For Jobs

PoliticusUSA While speaking in Utah, President Obama announced a new program that will combat climate change while training 75,000 veterans for jobs in the solar industry. The President said: I am announcing a new goal to train 75,000 workers to enter the solar industry by 2020. As part of this, we’re creating what we’re calling… More Obama Unveils Smart Plan To Combat Climate Change While Training 75,000 Vets For Jobs

Obama Ribs GOP: Obamacare Didn’t Bring ‘Death Panels, Doom’

TPM DC WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ribbed Republican efforts to undermine Obamacare and their failure to offer a serious alternative on Wednesday from the White House. “I mean we have been promised a lot of things these past five years that didn’t turn out to be the case —death panels, doom, a serious alternative… More Obama Ribs GOP: Obamacare Didn’t Bring ‘Death Panels, Doom’

5 Obama Successes Republicans Have To Pretend Never Happened

The National Memo Republicans have consistently said that a president cannot take responsibility for a strong economy — unless of course he’s a Republican. A weak economy, however, is always a Democratic president’s fault. And if a Republican president presides over the worst financial crisis in a half-century after seven years in office, that is… More 5 Obama Successes Republicans Have To Pretend Never Happened