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In his first public comments about the firestorm caused by Rolling Stone's profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama said today that the general and his team had shown "poor judgment" in the article, but that he wouldn't make any decision about McChrystal until the they have had a chance to meet.
Almost exactly one year after he "hiked the Appalachian Trail" with his Argentine lover, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was out of the office on Monday -- and his lieutenant governor says he didn't know where his boss was. Sound familiar?
American Crossroads, formed by some of the GOP's biggest names with the aim of helping the party win the 2010 midterms, launched a few months ago with an ambitious $52 million fundraising goal. So how much did the group pull in in May? A whopping $200.
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said on MSNBC this morning that he spoke with Gen. Stanley McChrystal today, and though Kerry was disparaged by an aide to the general in the same Rolling Stone profile now causing an uproar in Washington, the Senator said that any decision about McChrystal's future should be reserved for the President.
Rep. Joe Barton is sorry he said he was sorry. His office has now issued a statement retracting his earlier apology to BP further than he did earlier this afternoon during a congressional hearing with BP CEO Tony Hayward.
Jeff Greene, the eccentric billionaire running for Senate in Florida, has released a new ad calling for an investigation of his opponent in the Democratic Primary, Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL), over the earmarks the Congressman sought for a developer now facing fraud charges. The ad isn't targeted at voters, however. It's up in the DC market, making the case for Congress to look into the matter.
President Obama delivered a statement following today's White House meeting with BP executives, where the company agreed to establish a $20 billion escrow fund to help pay for spill claims, and he offered some details about the fund and how it will work.
Officials say that the man arrested trying to enter MacDill Air Force Base on Monday was an AWOL serviceman, but they are still trying to find out what he and the woman with him were up to when they tried to drive into the base in a blue Honda CRV stocked with three hand guns, three rifles, ammunition, military clothing and equipment.