Roundup – Obama, Thompson, and More

The following exchange occurred between Barack Obama and David Gregory of MSNBC in an interview this morning.

Gregory: “Bill Clinton has been interviewed the last couple of days about his global warming initiative, and one of the things he said last night is that there really isn’t any difference between you and Senator Clinton in terms of your voting records on Iraq. Do you think that is about right?”

Obama: “Well, I suppose that’s true if you leave out the fact that she authorized it and supported it and I said it was a bad idea. You know, that’s a fairly major difference.”

The complete transcript of the interview can be found here. The two also talk about Secret Service protection, his children, and television shows.

Fred Thompson is not returning to Law and Order for the show’s 18th season, further fueling speculation of a presidential run.

Newt Gingrich said in a speech to a conservative think tank, “We have shrunk our political process to this pathetic dance in which people spend an entire year raising money in order to offer non-answers”. Gingrich stated he will not consider running until he has initiated a wave of reform and declared there was room in the race for him.

Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, is going to resign.

A major immigration plan with the input of Democratic and Republican senators and Cabinet secretaries has emerged.

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