Obama Backing Key to Nuclear Power

President Obama confers with senior advisors in the Oval Office. Photo: Pete Souza
President Obama confers with senior advisors in the Oval Office. Photo: Pete Souza

Washington – At a press conference entitled “The Future of Nuclear Power,” financial expert Kevin Book said that President Barrack Obama is a “resolute advocate” for nuclear power, supporting the industry even after the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster. Book, an energy analyst with ClearView Energy Resources, said Obama’s support does more to preserve the future of nuclear power than any other politician in Washington. Book believes that as a result of the Japanese tragedy, the nuclear power industry will have trouble raising money in private markets because of costs, concerns about liability and the slowness of the regulatory process.

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Surge in Afghanistan is Not Working

Despite sending additional troops and spending billions of more dollars, recent efforts to remove the Taliban from their strongholds in Afghanistan are not working. There have been tactical successes, but the overall trend in the war is not improving. The Taliban is resilient and believes it can outlast the Americans.

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