President Obama today talks about rising tuition costs. He also "faces a dilemma as he's expected to issue a proclamation on the 94th anniversary of the start of what most scholars regard as the genocide of Armenians by Ottoman Turks."
"Legislation to recognize the World War I-era killings of Armenians as genocide has quickly passed the 100 co-sponsor mark as Armenians mark Genocide Remembrance Day on Friday," The Hill reports. "But it remained to be seen how President Obama would mark the day after a campaign promise that he would recognize the genocide, yet didn't use the word in reference to the 'tragic history' on his recent trip to Turkey."
The New York Times on Obama's meeting yesterday with credit card companies: "Seizing on the growing unpopularity of credit card companies, President Obama on Thursday threw his support behind legislation moving swiftly through Congress that would restrict the ability of banks to impose higher fees and interest rates on consumers."
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been a target for Republicans after a Homeland Security "a recent intelligence analysis from Napolitano's agency saying veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan could be susceptible to right-wing recruiters or commit lone acts of violence." Napolitano has "defended the assessment while acknowledging that some of it should have been rewritten." But that hasn't stopped Republicans, particularly conservatives in the House from lashing out.
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH): "Secretary Napolitano has an awful lot of explaining to do," Boehner said, charging that the report pertains to "about two-thirds of Americans," who "go to church" and more. "This is -- this is bizarre."
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN): "Has this Homeland Security secretary gone absolutely stark raving mad? She needs to come before Congress. She needs to answer a few questions."
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX): "I think the appropriate thing for her to do would be to step down."
Rep. John Carter (R-TX): "Janet Napolitano should resign or be fired."