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Obama agenda: Medal of Honor

The New York Times: “President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday to a young former Marine who ignored orders to stay put and fought his way five times into an ambush in an Afghan ravine, helping to rescue three dozen comrades and to recover the remains of four dead American servicemen.”

The White House will not put Social Security on the table in Obama’s upcoming deficit-reduction proposal, the Washington Post reports.

With friends like these… “Leading House Democrats are accusing the Obama administration of ignoring the lingering mortgage crisis and threatening tens-of-millions of Americans with foreclosure in the process,” The Hill writes. “The lawmakers – encouraged by Obama's mention of mortgage-relief in his address to Congress last week – were quickly deflated just days later when their efforts to learn the details of the White House plan proved unsuccessful. ‘The administration has been AWOL on this issue,’ charged Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.), ‘and the American people are suffering because of the mismanagement.’ ‘In my entire political career, I've never seen anything this irresponsible,’ he added.” What this is really about is Democrats having their feelings hurt that they couldn’t get the administration official they wanted to talk about the jobs bill.