First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are starting a campaign to support military families that includes commitments from Wal-Mart Stores Inc ., Sears Holdings Corp . and Siemens AG . Retired General Stanley McChrystal will help lead the effort to educate, employ and mentor U.S. service members and their families.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden recently had some advice (delivered through the good offices of Parents magazine, of all things) for women who are afraid of crime. “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun,” he said, during a Facebook video chat.
President Barack Obama holds the first White House summit highlighting the role that community colleges play in educating workers, an effort boosted by a $35 million donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.