President expands Washington DC no-fly zone
The President today signed an Executive Order expanding the no-fly zone around the nation’s capital.
The White House press pool was on hand for the occasion but didn’t think it important enough to summarize. However, White House photographers were on hand to capture the ceremony.
Following the event, White House spokesman Jay Carney texted a prepared statement to favored media outlets which said: “Because the President has not received the cooperation he wanted from the Congress on the no-fly zone, an important issue affecting both health and national security, he chose to act using an expedient method which is not illegal.”
Moments later, in a second text, Carney clarified the no-fly zone would be in effect retroactively, starting January 12th, 2013.
(Photographer Hiram Ledbetter, from the syndicated PMNS Blue-Line media enclave, helped translate this article.)