The end of an era: Space shuttle Atlantis zoomed back to Earth today, marking the end of the 30-year program. ”Time to make our mamas proud,” flight director Tony Ceccacci told his team in Houston’s Mission Control. “Coming home, folks.”

The end of an era: Space shuttle Atlantis zoomed back to Earth today, marking the end of the 30-year program. ”Time to make our mamas proud,” flight director Tony Ceccacci told his team in Houston’s Mission Control. “Coming home, folks.”

We are leaders and we join other proud states that recognize our families and the battle will now go on in other states.
Sen. Thomas Duane after the NY Senate voted 33-29 to legalize same-sex marriage
It is time to focus on nation building here at home

President Obama speaking on the Afghanistan troop withdrawal.

Read the full transcript of his remarks here

Both of the presidential signatures shown above enacted legislation into law.
One of the signatures is real, actually signed by the hand of President Obama. The other is a facsimile, the work of a mechanical device known as an autopen.
Can you tell the difference?

Both of the presidential signatures shown above enacted legislation into law.

One of the signatures is real, actually signed by the hand of President Obama. The other is a facsimile, the work of a mechanical device known as an autopen.

Can you tell the difference?

CHARLOTTE: The future home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane - US Airways flight 1549.   (CBS News/Darrall Johnson)

CHARLOTTE: The future home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane - US Airways flight 1549.   (CBS News/Darrall Johnson)

"The blunt reality is that there will be dwindling appetite and patience in the U.S. Congress — and in the American body politic writ large — to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary resources or make the necessary changes to be serious and capable partners in their own defense," - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
A medium-sized solar flare has erupted from the sun in an impressive display captured by NASA cameras.  NASA says the flare peaked Tuesday and created a large cloud that appeared to cover almost half the surface of the sun.
 
Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

A medium-sized solar flare has erupted from the sun in an impressive display captured by NASA cameras.  NASA says the flare peaked Tuesday and created a large cloud that appeared to cover almost half the surface of the sun.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO


The daily afternoon meeting - figuring out what to lead with. 

The daily afternoon meeting - figuring out what to lead with.