“If I can persuade Al Sharpton and Bill O’Reilly to come to the same meeting, there are plenty of people of good faith to get something done,” President Barack Obama said in the White House’s East Room yesterday.
At a museum near the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago, 700 guests sampled bratwurst and vodka and watched the Olympics on a mammoth screen. From the second floor, Comcast Corp.’s David Cohen addressed the crowd, which included the Russian ambassador and a White House official.
With the shutdown of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest exchange for digital currency transactions, other companies in the Bitcoin universe worked to defend the nascent industry’s reputation.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined a five-year Pentagon budget proposal that calls for retiring older weapons, limiting military compensation and shrinking the Army, moves that will be resisted by lawmakers.