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8:29 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Weekly Standard: Obama's JPMorgan Account

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One on Monday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama was headed to New York City to speak at the Barnard College commencement, for an appearance on 'The View' and to attend a campaign fundraiser.
Mandel Ngan AFP/GettyImages

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 7:13 am

Daniel Halper is online editor for The Weekly Standard.

According to just released disclosure forms, President Barack Obama has between $500,000-1,000,000 in assets in a JPMorgan Chase account. The full title of the account, as it's written on the disclosures, is "JPMorgan Chase Private Client Asset Mgmt Checking Account." It is a jointly held account, presumably with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Additionally, according to the disclosure forms, President Obama has between $1,001-$15,000 in a JPMorgan Chase checking account.

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Opinion
8:29 am
Wed May 16, 2012

The Nation: Obama Must Hold The Banks Accountable

People stand inside JPMorgan & Chase, Co. headquarters in New York on Monday May 14, 2012. President Barack Obama said Monday that the fact that JPMorgan Chase — one of the country's 'best managed' banks — could lose $2 billion in derivatives trades, showed the need for tighter banking regulation.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/GettyImages

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 7:11 am

Ari Berman is the author of Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics.

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The Two-Way
8:20 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Bush Says 'I'm For Mitt Romney,' But He Likely Won't Play Role In Campaign

Back in 2006: Then-President George W. Bush and then-Gov. Mitt Romney
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 8:47 am

"I'm for Mitt Romney."

With four words, said to an ABC News reporter as an elevator's doors closed, former President George W. Bush on Tuesday confirmed what was pretty obvious — he is supporting his fellow Republican's bid for the White House.

But as The Associated Press reports:

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Remembrances
7:04 am
Wed May 16, 2012

A Fleeting Memory Of Carlos Fuentes

Mexican write Carlos Fuentes at the Hay Festival Cartagena in January.
Claudio Rubio AP

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 2:43 pm

When I heard that the Mexican literary legend Carlos Fuentes died Tuesday at 83, I remembered a long, easygoing interview I did with him years ago. We talked about many things — including what epitaph he wanted carved on his tombstone.

It was the autumn of 1995 and I was a reporter at The Washington Post, assigned to write a profile of the elegant, eloquent Fuentes. I draw on that story now, for twice-told tales worth telling.

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The Two-Way
7:02 am
Wed May 16, 2012

At Trial, Serb Gen. Mladic Taunts Survivors With Throat-Cutting Gesture

Former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague earlier today.
Toussaint Kluiters AFP/Getty Images

"Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic taunted Srebrenica survivors on Wednesday at the start of his trial for genocide, running his hand across his throat in a gesture of defiance to relatives of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II," Reuters writes from The Hague.

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