President Barack Obama gives opening remarks at a small business forum at Cleveland State University in Cleveland.
USA Today: “President Obama spends most of today in Cleveland, Ohio, where he hosts a ‘Winning the Future Forum’ on small business. ‘The forum will be an opportunity for the President and his economic team to hear directly from small business owners and leaders about their ideas for how we can continue to grow the economy, put Americans back to work, and win the future,’ said the White House schedule.”
The Washington Post: "The deep recession has had a profound effect on virtually every segment of the country's population. But if there is an epicenter of financial stress and frustration, it is among whites without college degrees."
Secretary of State Clinton condemned the violence in Libya. "Now is the time to stop this unacceptable bloodshed," she said, adding that the U.S. is watching "with alarm."
President Obama is headed to Boston March 8 for a fundraiser for the DCCC, the Boston Globe reports.
"Two former presidents — one Republican, the other a Democrat — will chair a new national institute to promote civility in political discourse in the city where Representative Gabrielle Giffords was severely wounded in a shooting rampage that left six dead, officials announced yesterday," the AP says. "The National Institute for Civil Discourse will be run by the University of Arizona. Former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton will serve as its honorary cochairmen."
Donald Rumsfeld says President Obama didn't deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. "It was given to him on hope — had to have been, 'cause there wasn't anything that he'd done," Rumsfeld told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union," per The Hill. "He'd been in office 15 minutes." And there was this exchange: "Rumsfeld also disputed the notion that America's image overseas has improved with Obama in the White House. 'I don't think there's data that supports that,' Rumsfeld said. 'I think he had made a practice of trying to apologize for America. I personally am proud of America.' Crowley prodded further. 'The streets aren't full of people burning him in effigy,' she said. 'I could be wrong,' Rumsfeld responded, 'but I honestly don't think it's correct.'"