Tired of hearing Republicans lie about the President being responsible for rising gas prices? Do you think that more drilling would make prices go down? Yesterday, President Obama clarified the record.
Obama: Drilling ‘every inch’ of U.S. would not cut gas prices
The Washington Times
Thu, March 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM CDT
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Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today, at 2 p.m. EDT, Domestic Policy Council director Cecilia Muñoz will answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act, and what the health care law means for you and your family.
Follow along at Twitter.com/WHLive, and ask your questions using the hashtag #WHChat.
Rick Santorum Loses the All-Men-in-America Vote!
Rick Santorum Uncompassionate View of Inequality (Photo credit: Cory M. Grenier)
Latin America (orthographic projection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tomorrow Central American presidents are convening in Guatemala to discuss alternative strategies to the failed war on drugs. The host of the meeting, President Otto Perez Molina, has said that all options, including decriminalization and legal regulation, will be on the table.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a growing number of former presidents and prime ministers denounce the drug war and call for breaking the taboo on discussing alternatives to failed prohibitionist policies. But now, we’re hearing the same calls from current presidents and prime ministers.
Even though the Obama Administration won’t budge on drug policy reform, these world leaders need to know they have Americans’ support. Show your support now!
When I traveled to Guatemala and Mexico a few weeks ago to meet with business leaders and top officials, I was struck by the growing number of prominent individuals who at last are willing to speak out. They’re fed up with U.S. government demands that they persist with policies that are so obviously ineffective and counter-productive. And they are emboldened by the rapidly growing number of leaders who dare to speak truth to power.
When Vice President Biden visited the region a few weeks ago, he acknowledged that legalization was now a legitimate subject of debate — even as he insisted the Obama administration still firmly opposes legalization. That acknowledgement represented a modest but important new step forward. We know, however, that U.S. officials are doing whatever they can behind the scenes to suppress this discussion.
An overwhelming majority of Americans know the war on drugs is a complete failure and half of all Americans want marijuana legalized. We are on the cusp of a tipping point. Latin American leaders need to know that tens of millions of Americans support their efforts to open the debate, and that U.S. diplomats and other officials no longer represent the majority of Americans on this issue. Encourage them to push forward with drug policy reform today!
Despite the U.S. government’s steadfast refusal to part ways with the status quo, the momentum among people in the U.S. and Central America to consider drug war alternatives only continues to grow. In advance of the meeting tomorrow, we need to encourage Latin America to continue to push for drug policy reform — take action now!
The meeting of Central American presidents this weekend is extremely promising for the drug policy reform movement around the world. With more countries calling for new approaches to drug policy, it is increasingly difficult for the U.S. to ignore the legitimacy of this burgeoning debate.
Tell Latin America that Americans are standing with their efforts to break open the debate on alternatives to the failed war on drugs.
Drug Policy Alliance
Arianna Huffington: On Monday, I spoke at a conference centered on the timely theme of “Delivering in a Delevering World.” “Delevering,” as it’s traditionally used, means decreasing a company or country’s leverage, usually by paying down existing debt. It is a term more likely to be heard at finance conferences than around dinner tables, but it’s an idea that gets to the heart of our current economic crisis. Because the ways we pay down our debts, in life and in business, have a real influence on our ability to arrive at positive outcomes. Unfortunately, on both the political and economic level, we’re being told that delevering means that we must cut, cut, cut. But smart delevering isn’t just about cutting — and the relentless emphasis on cutting has obscured the more important question of what is being cut. In far too many cases, our approach to delevering is keeping us from growing, and keeping us from tapping into all our resources.
Arianna Huffington attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Whitney Houston's Casket
The causes of singer Whitney Houston’s death were drowning and the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” the Los Angeles County coroner’s office says.
She was found dead last month in the bathtub of her hotel room in Beverly Hills, California.
By NBC’s Andrew Rafferty
SAN ANTONIO, TX — Rick Santorum today suggested it would be better to stick with President Obama over a candidate that might be “the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future” — a shot at chief rival Mitt Romney.
“You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there,” said Santorum. “If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the etch a sketch candidate of the future.”
For the second day in a row, the former Pennsylvania senator brought an Etch A Sketch on the trail as a prop to remind voters of Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom’s response to a question about whether Santorum is pushing Romney too far right to win over moderate voters in a general election. “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes,” Fehrnstrom said Wednesday on CNN. “It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.” MORE