President Obama went to visit a group that's been one of his most powerful enemies — the Chamber of Commerce. The chamber spent tens of millions of dollars against Democrats in last year's election — and opposed his policies on health care, energy and financial reform. Now, the president wants to see if he can find common ground with the business lobby on this year's agenda of deficit cutting, tax reform and trade.
At the conclusion of the first day of a London court hearing into whether he should be extradited to Sweden to answer questions about alleged sex crimes, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had this to say, according to The Guardian:
"Election officials say the final results from last month's vote in Southern Sudan show that more than 98 percent of the ballots were cast for independence," the Associated Press reports from Juba, Sudan.
It adds that: "The results mean that Southern Sudan will become the world's newest country in July. Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir said Monday he accepts the outcome of the vote."