Presidential contender Barack Obama is pivoting from foreign policy to the economy at home. Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday that cost of gas and food will keep Americans focused on finances even during the upcoming Olympics in Beijing. The Illinois Democrat said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’s gathering key economic advisers on Monday to discuss a second economic stimulus package and ways to deal with high energy prices.
Erik Prince gets his guests to the runway seconds before the turboprop’s approach. The financiers hop out of his black Chevy Suburban and gawk as the pilots drop a pair of packages that float to within feet of their target — just as they might on a mission for Blackwater Worldwide in the Afghan backcountry.
Reuters – Turkey’s military said on Sunday its
fighter jets hit 12 Kurdish separatist targets in northern
Iraq’s Qandil region in an operation that started at midnight.
Reuters – Democratic presidential candidate
Barack Obama said in an interview published on Saturday the
size of a residual U.S. force left in Iraq after the withdrawal
of combat troops would be “entirely conditions-based.”