Obama: US will stand by longtime ally Japan (AP) – 352th Edition

15 03 2011

President Barack Obama speaks at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va., in this photo taken Monday, March 14, 2011. Barack Obama once said it was a scandal that then-President George W. Bush didn't force a renewal of the assault weapons ban. Now it's Obama himself who's steering clear of that and other politically sensitive gun safety measures, even while calling for 'a new discussion on how we can keep America safe for all of our people.' (AP Photo)AP – President Barack Obama said Monday the U.S. will stand by long-time ally Japan as it recovers from last week’s earthquake and tsunami and the nuclear crisis that those twin disasters spawned. The White House said that despite the emergency, nuclear power remains “vital” to U.S. energy policy.

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