Obama Nominee Mcdonald Pledges To ‘transform’ Va | Fox News

According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, Marcus over the years himself has contributed more than $1.5 million to various political causes, mostly Democratic. Obama will fly to Los Angeles late today to attend another fundraiser and then speak to community college students Thursday. He will return to Washington, D.C., on Friday for meetings with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss illegal immigration from Central America. Republicans have criticized Obama for not canceling the long-planned fundraising trip. “With all that’s happening in our country and around the world — wildfires, droughts and international student loan forgiveness act of 2012 crises, I think everyone can agree the last thing the president should be doing right now is raising money for Democrats,” said Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Short.
Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_26199487/obama-arrives-bay-area-fundraiser?source=rss

Obama in Bay Area for two fundraisers; Republicans criticize trip – San Jose Mercury News

Emergency protective measures will be provided at 75 percent federal funding. Obama said Tuesday the emergency declaration would ensure communities that lost power because of burned power lines and poles get electrical power. At more than 250,000 acres, the Carlton Complex is larger than the 1902 Yacolt Burn, which consumed 238,920 acres in southwestern Washington and was the state’s largest recorded forest fire, according to HistoryLink.org, an online resource of Washington state history. The fire is being blamed for one death. Rob Koczewski, 67, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday while he and his wife were hauling water and digging fire lines near their home.
Source: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/President-Obama-signs-emergency-declaration-for-Wash-wildfires-268278852.html

Obama signs emergency declaration for Wash. wildfires | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

There is a lot of work to do to transform the department and it will not be easy, but it is essential and can be achieved.” McDonald, 61, a former Procter & Gamble CEO and an Army veteran, said taking care of veterans is personal for him. His father served in the Army Air Corps after World War II, and his wife’s father was shot down over Europe and survived harsh treatment as a prisoner of war. Another relative was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam and receives care from the VA, McDonald said, and a nephew is in the Air Force, deployed in the Middle East. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald said he would take a series of actions over his first 90 days “to deliver the needed reforms our veterans deserve.” He said he plans to lay out a veteran-centered vision for the department and improve communication within the vast agency, which includes more than 300,000 employees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. His plan includes frequent video conferences with employees and extensive travel to field offices around the country, he said.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/22/obama-nominee-mcdonald-pledges-to-transform-va/

Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying cases – Yahoo News

A link has been sent. Done Obama sends top aides to Germany amid spying cases 12 hours ago Content preferences Done WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has dispatched two senior advisers to Germany in an apparent effort to soothe tensions following new allegations of American spying. The White House says chief of staff Denis McDonough and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco are in Berlin for meetings with their German counterparts. The White House says intelligence and security matters were in the agenda. The meetings follow the discovery earlier this month of two alleged U.S.
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Obama says Biden would make ‘superb’ president: New Yorker – Yahoo News

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