America’s Capitol City and Urban Problems Nationwide
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Washington, DC is a divided city. High officials, government workers and diplomats live and work in prosperous neighborhoods. The majority black population lives somewhere else. Barack Obama says he wants to bring the two together. Also today, two diplomatic envoys for troubled parts of the world. What’s in store for the Middle East and South Asia?
NY Gov (Finally) Fills Clinton’s Senate Seat ()Forget Caroline Kennedy and Andrew Cuomo. Hillary Clinton’s replacement in the United States Senate will be Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic Congresswoman from upstate New York. Introduced today by Governor David Paterson, she took note that she’s hardly a household word
New Envoys to Middle East and Pakistan ()At the State Department yesterday, President Obama and Vice President Biden stood by while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduced George Mitchell and Richard Holbrook as new emissaries to the Middle East and South Asia—two of the world’s most troubled regions.
Obama, Washington, and Inner Cities ()Barack and Michelle Obama have promised to get involved in their new community, and the President says there are two Washington DC’s. One he describes as a “company town, all about government and generally pretty prosperous” while the other half is “going through enormous challenges.” He says he wants to bring those two Washington DC’s together.
- Frank Rich: Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times, @frankrichny
- Anthony Muhammad: Chairman of the 8A Advisory Neighborhood Commission
- Teresa Lynch: Director of Research, ICIC
- Eric Garcetti: President, Los Angeles City Council, @ericgarcetti
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