President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One on Monday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama was headed to New York City to speak at the Barnard College commencement, for an appearance on 'The View' and to attend a campaign fundraiser.
Daniel Halper is online editor for The Weekly Standard.
According to just released disclosure forms, President Barack Obama has between $500,000-1,000,000 in assets in a JPMorgan Chase account. The full title of the account, as it's written on the disclosures, is "JPMorgan Chase Private Client Asset Mgmt Checking Account." It is a jointly held account, presumably with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Additionally, according to the disclosure forms, President Obama has between $1,001-$15,000 in a JPMorgan Chase checking account.
When I heard that the Mexican literary legend Carlos Fuentes died Tuesday at 83, I remembered a long, easygoing interview I did with him years ago. We talked about many things — including what epitaph he wanted carved on his tombstone.
It was the autumn of 1995 and I was a reporter at The Washington Post, assigned to write a profile of the elegant, eloquent Fuentes. I draw on that story now, for twice-told tales worth telling.
"Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic taunted Srebrenica survivors on Wednesday at the start of his trial for genocide, running his hand across his throat in a gesture of defiance to relatives of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II," Reuters writes from The Hague.
People stand inside JPMorgan & Chase, Co. headquarters in New York on Monday May 14, 2012. President Barack Obama said Monday that the fact that JPMorgan Chase — one of the country's 'best managed' banks — could lose $2 billion in derivatives trades, showed the need for tighter banking regulation.