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Obama, Putin meet; 1st time since Ukraine crisis

Source: AP via Bloomberg Businessweek

By Julie Pace June 06, 2014

BENOUVILLE, France (AP) The White House says President Barack Obama has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the margins of a lunch for world leaders during D-Day commemorations in France.

It's the first face-to-face exchange between Obama and Putin since the start of the crisis in Ukraine.

The White House says the two leaders held an informal conversation and not a formal, bilateral meeting. The conversation lasted 10 to 15 minutes.

The exchange came during a lunch hosted by French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND'). Obama and Putin were both in France for the 70th anniversary of Allied troops storming the beaches at Normandy.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-06-06/obama-putin-meet-1st-time-since-ukraine-crisis

gotta love that phonetic spelling

June 3 Primaries: The Top 10 Races To Watch

Huffpost, Tueday 06/02/2014:


Eight states have elections Tuesday: Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. . . . Here's a look at the key races The Huffington Post is watching:

MISSISSIPPI SENATE: The Mississippi GOP Senate primary. . . .

IOWA SENATE: In recent weeks, state Sen. Joni Ernst has taken the lead in the polls in the crowded GOP primary to replace Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). . . .

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR: {Jerry's had it sewn up for years so forget this one};

CALIFORNIA-17: The top-two House primary in this Silicon Valley area, Asian-American majority distric . . . .

CALIFORNIA-31: Democrats fear that three of their candidates could split the vote in this heavily Latino and Democratic-leaning district, in a repeat of what happened in 2012. The outspoken former Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.), Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar and attorney Eloise Gomez-Reyes are vying for the opportunity to represent the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Gary Miller (D). On the GOP side, retired Navy officer and businessman Paul Chabot is favored to advance from the primary over former Miller aide Lesli Gooch. The primary has caused a rare split in both the national Democratic establishment and among progressive women's groups: Reyes has been endorsed by both Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and EMILY's List, while Aguilar has the backing of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and NARAL Pro-Choice America. { I voted for Aguilar};

CALIFORNIA-33: In this Hollywood, Malibu and Beverly Hills-area Democratic stronghold, a crowded field of candidates are running to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) . . . .

MONTANA HOUSE: Five candidates are competing in the GOP primary for Montana's sole House seat. . . .

SOUTH DAKOTA SENATE: Former Gov. Mike Rounds (R) has been the GOP frontrunner in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.). . . .

NEW JERSEY-3: The impending retirement of Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.), a former Eagles player, initiated what he called an "ugly as hell" Republican primary between two ex-mayors . . . .

IOWA-3: Six GOP candidates are facing off for the seat being vacated by Rep. Tom Latham (R). . . .

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/02/mississippi-election-2014_n_5428998.html

so exciting . . . don't forget to vote if you haven't!
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