President Obama and the First Lady are addressing U.S.
governors at 11am at the White House. The President expected to ask for
governors of both parties' cooperation in dealing with a Congress that isn't
doing much but the basics. The President is expected to continue to push
Obamacare, and may find governors who've been implementing the program a
slightly more receptive audience.
National Security Advisor Susan Rice was back on "Meet the
Press" yesterday for the first time since 2012, and her now-infamous
description of the Benghazi attack that left 4 Americans dead. Rice says
she has no regrets about the way she characterized the attack as a spontaneous
demonstration gone wild. She said she was sharing the most-current information the
Administration had at the time. Rice also says the investigation is ongoing.
Senator John McCain suggested Rice's comments were ridiculous.
We are awaiting some important rulings by the Supreme Court
today on several major cases. This as the justices are expected to hear
arguments in challenges to the President's use of Executive Orders..
specifically in the enforcement of tough EPA standards. Shannon Bream
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ukrainian
President Viktor Yanukovych and several other government officials after
Yanukovych fled and was ousted from government. Months of violent protests left
dozens dead in Kiev, and the pressure finally succeeded in getting Yanukovych
to flee over the weekend. Now the world awaits as power shifts there, and
wonders what Russia's next move is going to be.
The U.S. has demanded Russia stay out of the neighboring
country. Amy Kellogg reporting.
Russia, meantime, has reportedly arrested dozens of people
outside a courthouse where anti-government protesters are expected to be
sentenced today. The repression by Vladimir Putin on his people continues
We are also keeping a close eye on Venezuela where violent
protests have left six dead. A jailed protest leader is urging protests to
continue against the repressive regime of Nicolas Maduro. Steve Harrigan
Uganda's President is expected to sign a major anti-gay bill
today that further criminalizes homosexuality. Violence against gay people is
rampant in Uganda.
The Associated Press reports today the Coast Guard has its
hands full with drug and people smugglers who are increasingly turning to the
ocean to bring contraband into the U.S.