This article is the thirty-ninth in a continuing series chronicling the unfolding history of the Obama Administration. The writer's opinions are not offered, leaving the readers to arrive at their own conclusions.
"So tonight, I am announcing that the American combat mission in Iraq has ended. Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country."__Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, August 31, 2010
Day570/Aug17th/Tuesday: The President issued a Presidential Memorandum to the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) for the District of Columbia that outlined the succession order during any period in which the director has died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of the director, until such time as the director is able to perform the functions and duties of that office
The President declared a major disaster existed in the State of Missouri and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes during the period of June 12 to July 31, 2010. Federal funding was made available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes in Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clark, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Howard, Jackson, Lafayette, Lewis, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Ray, Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan, and Worth Counties. Federal funding was also made available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. Source
The President traveled to Seattle, Washington.
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