Poland’s new president heralds shift to the right

On May 24, 2015, in Site News, by Obama Watcher

By Wiktor Szary WARSAW (Reuters) - Andrzej Duda’s shock win in Poland’s presidential election has capped a rapid rise from backroom obscurity to head of state, and may herald a new political chapter in eastern Europe’s biggest economy. Duda was a legal aide to conservative President Lech Kaczynski before his death in 2010 in a plane crash in Russia. Now 43, Duda sees himself as spiritual and political heir to Kaczynski, recalling how, two days before the flight, the president told him that a generational change was afoot, and that it would be Duda and his peers who would take responsibility for the future of the country.
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President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 22, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 22, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

In this week’s address, the President commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country.

The President will spend the first Memorial Day since the end of the war in Afghanistan at Arlington Cemetery, remembering the more than 2,200 American patriots who gave their lives in that conflict, as well as all of our fallen soldiers. The President asked that all Americans spend Monday honoring the memory and sacrifice of those heroes, and remain committed to the cause of freedom and the country for which they fought. 

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to supporters gathered outside after she spoke at the Water Street Bookstore in ExeterBy Mark Hosenball and Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. The emails also showed Clinton received information on her personal email account about the Benghazi attacks that was classified "secret" by the FBI just prior to their release. Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has come under criticism for using a personal email account, hosted on a private server in her New York state home, instead of a government one for messages she sent and received as secretary of state.

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