Obama's day: Night flight to Prague
Good morning from The Oval. This day in 1348 saw the founding of Central Europe's first college, Charles University in Prague -- the ancient Czech Republic capital where President Obama will be by this time tomorrow.
Here's a look at the president's day, along with some of the people, places, and events that make Prague one of the world's great cities.
One of his meetings is with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and one of their topics is the continuing criticism by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, as described by USA TODAY's Ken Dilanian. Will a May 12 meeting between Obama and Karzai come off as scheduled?
Franz Kafka. The nightmarish visions of Prague's most famous writer are nothing compared to the prospect of a nuclear attack. Obama travels to Prague a day after releasing a new strategy that restricts the potential U.S. use of nuclear weapons, report Mimi Hall and Tom Vanden Brook of USA TODAY.
In addition to this trip, Obama's team is also planning a nuclear security summit in Washington next week featuring leaders from 47 countries.
In other news:
And some things never change: The University of Connecticut women's basketball team won its 78th straight game last night, this one a championship final over Stanford. Expect a presidential call today to the Lady Huskies.
We'll be here all day to update you on the president's activities, so check us out and be careful out there.