The AP on President Obama's eulogy at yesterday's memorial service for the 29 West Virginia coal miners killed: "They lived and they died pursuing the American Dream, working in dangerous conditions underground to help keep the lights on across the country, a somber President Barack Obama said today in a eulogy to the workers who died in the worst mine accident in a generation."
During his weekend in North Carolina, the president met with the Rev. Billy Graham.
Today, Obama meets with the New York Yankees, the 2009 World Series champions, at the White House. Later, "the president will deliver remarks at a summit intended to identify ways to strengthen economic ties between the United States and Muslim communities around the world."
Sen. Chuck Schumer says he disagrees with President Obama's tactics on Israel.
"Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) told The Hill that the 'embarrassing and reckless' administration stances meant that President Barack Obama is 'increasing danger in the world, not decreasing it.'"
The New York Post: "Sections of court papers filed by scandal-scarred former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that were mistakenly made public show a deeper involvement by President Obama in picking his Senate successor and call into question the president's public statements on the case. According to passages in the papers filed Thursday by Blagojevich's lawyers -- which were blacked out under a judge's order but made visible by a computer glitch -- Obama, then president-elect, spoke directly to the disgraced governor on Dec. 1, 2008. But just one week later -- on the day Blagojevich was indicted -- Obama told reporters flatly, 'I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not -- I was not aware of what was happening.'"