"President Barack Obama will deliver his second major speech from the Oval Office next week when he addresses the nation on Iraq, the White House announced Wednesday."
Will there be outrage like there was last year? Yesterday, the White House also announced that Obama would deliver a speech to students on Sept. 14, which will be broadcast in schools and nationwide.
"President Obama took a break from his Martha's Vineyard vacation on Wednesday to phone his economic advisers, including Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers," The Hill writes. "The call came one day after House GOP Leader John Boehner (Ohio) called on Obama to fire his Treasury Secretary, Geithner, and the head of the National Economic Council, Summers, in a speech blasting the administration's economic policies."
"More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they are perfectly happy with it, because of an attempt by the government to simplify their lives," the AP writes. "The policy change could turn into a hassle for seniors who had not intended to switch plans during Medicare’s open enrollment season this fall. And it risks undercutting President Obama’s promise that people who like their health care plans can keep them."
"Yesterday marked the anniversary of Kennedy’s death, an occasion that, even before the cemetery’s iron gates opened to the public, drew Kennedy’s youngest son, Patrick, according to cemetery officials," the Boston Globe reports. "The dew was still fresh on the ground. Rainwater dripped from the cross on Kennedy’s grave. One early visitor left a small sailboat with three colorful sails, a remembrance of Kennedy’s passion for the sea."