Obama Says Thatcher Was ‘One of the Great Champions of Freedom’

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

President Barack Obama joined other the United States officials lamenting the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher this morning. In particular, Mr. Obama touted both Ms. Thatcher’s humble upbringing and her status as one of the world’s “great champions of freedom and liberty.”

“With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. Continue reading “Obama Says Thatcher Was ‘One of the Great Champions of Freedom’”

Gregory Meeks to Represent U.S. at Hugo Chávez’s Funeral

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(Photo: Getty)

The funeral for former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will be held tomorrow and a New Yorker will be representing the United States at the event–Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks.

“I am honored to be a part of a delegation that will represent the United States at the Funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday, March 8,” Mr. Meeks, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement. “My deepest sympathies go out to the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela. Venezuela is an important nation to the Western Hemisphere. I remain committed to building the relationship between our nations. As always, I stand in continued support of the Venezuelan people especially at this time of mourning.”

This won’t be Mr. Meeks’ first trip to Venezuela and one of his past visits to the country was rather controversial.  Continue reading “Gregory Meeks to Represent U.S. at Hugo Chávez’s Funeral”