While the news today is focused on the ongoing debate over the stimulus package, the Obama administration is getting business done in other areas.
"I agreed with Hillary Clinton that we would meet before the G-20 summit due on April 2 in London," Lavrov said during a Moscow news conference.
He and Clinton spoke by phone this week, as did Russian and U.S. presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. Medvedev and Obama agreed to conduct a bilateral meeting soon.
"Both conversations were constructive," Lavrov said. "Both parties confirmed their interest in restarting Russian-U.S. relations." So, now Sarah Palin can see both Russia and Hillary from her front porch...
"President Barack Obama has signed an executive order officially banning torture in the United States. You know what that means? ABC may be forced to cancel 'The View.'" --Jay Leno
"After lots of discussion and intervention by the Secret Service, Barack Obama will be allowed to keep his BlackBerry, but his use of it will be limited. So I guess it's gonna be on Verizon." --Jay Leno
"Actually, it's a special BlackBerry, built just for him. They're calling it a 'BarackBerry.' This is true. It doesn't even have a battery. Runs entirely on hope." --Jay Leno
"And as you know, Barack Obama has become known as the first wired president, because of all his high-tech skills. And I think he showed that during the inaugural address, especially when he said, 'By working together, we can turn our enemies into our BFFs." ... Best friends forever." --Jay Leno
"Here's some interesting gossip. The New York Daily News says that Michelle Obama didn't wear her wedding ring to the inaugural balls because it didn't match her outfit. See, women can do that, huh? Imagine a guy trying to get away with that. A guy comes home, he's not wearing his wedding ring. 'Where's your ring?' 'You know, it clashed with my shirt.' Please, please." --Jay Leno
"Caroline Kennedy withdrew her bid to fill New York's vacant Senate seat. You heard about this? According to some reports, she dropped out because of marital problems. How bad is your marriage when it keeps you from replacing Hillary?" --Jay Leno
"Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, his impeachment trial is scheduled to begin on Monday. You know, so, it looks like Illinois is going to break even. They have one politician sitting in the White House, the other one sitting in the big house. It's a wash, pretty much." --Jay Leno