The AP examines the president's travels and notices the swing-state tilt, that said, this weekend marks the FIRST time the president sets foot in non-competitive 2012 states: Louisiana and Texas.
"An Associated Press review of administration travel records shows that three of every four official trips Obama and his key lieutenants made in his first seven months in office were to the 28 states Obama won. Add trips to Missouri and Montana — both of which Obama narrowly lost — and almost 80 percent of the administration's official domestic travel has been concentrated in states likely to be key to Obama's re-election effort in 2012."
Liz Cheney is joining forces with the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol to launch a new conservative foreign policy group.
"Keep America Safe" will focus on issues like troop levels, missile defense, detainees, and interrogation, according to Liz Cheney, who is heading the group along with Weekly Standard editor William Kristol and Debra Burlingame, the hawkish sister of an American Airlines pilot killed in the September 11 attacks.
The group, incorporated as a 501(c) 4 non-profit, launches its fundraising drive online Tuesday with a web video accusing Obama of failing to back up his "tough talk" and with a website aimed to provide an organizing tool for hawks."
The group's first web video...
***UPDATE*** The DNC responds to the formation of Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol's new foreign policy group: "Last fall, the American people overwhelmingly rejected a radical foreign policy authored by Dick Cheney that alienated our allies, emboldened our enemies, depleted our resources, distracted our focus and made the nation less secure. The Cheneys lost that debate and their approach was deemed a failure. The Cheneys can continue to focus on securing their sullied legacy if they want to. But, the President will continue to focus on securing the country," said DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan.