Last week, President Obama attended the House Republican retreat in Baltimore by invitation to interact with the opposition caucus and try to seek some common ground. It’s a remarkable event because he also directly answered questions from the Representatives. He gives an incredible defense of his genuine intentions for bipartisanship, scolds the Republicans for their extremist rhetoric, and defended the stimulus bill and the economic recovery of his Administration in a clear and compelling way.
I’m embedding the video below and you can read the full transcript at the White House blog. It’s basically a vindication of his entire first year in office, despite the naysayers from left and right. President Obama will be attending a similar retreat for House Democrats later and I am certain he will face equally tough questions with equally firm responses.
the 12th Annual Brass Crescent Awards - nominations open It's that time of the year again!
What are the Brass Crescent Awards? Created in 2004 by Shahed Amanullah and Aziz Poonawalla, they are named for the Story of the City of Brass in the Thousand and One Nights. Today, the Brass Crescent - ...
Eid at the State Department I am honored to be invited to celebrate Eid al Fitr at the State Department again this year. And I am relieved that this time, it's actually taking place after Ramadan, which means I can actually attend for the first time! :) I am looking ...
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Ramadan Pearls roundup Here is a link to all the posts in the Ramadan Pearls series I did during Ramadan:
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City of Brass by Aziz Poonawalla approaches issues from the perspective of a Muslim of the West. Aziz, a member of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community, has been blogging since early 2003 and co-founded the Brass Crescent Awards for the muslim blogsphere.