We’ve had some high-powered visitors in Hampton Roads as of late. Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Maury High School students, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed future goals of NATO at a World Affairs Council dinner held in Norfolk.
Biden spoke towards the state education across the country and how it must be improved so that all students can attend college. He also thanked the students in military families for the dedication and service they provide in supporting our military service members. Brock Vergakis, our Norfolk-based Associated Press reporter, said that, “[Biden] gave a lengthy explanation about world markets and the unpredictability of foreign conflicts and their effects on gas prices before pivoting to defend the administration’s advocacy of renewable energy and expansion of drilling.”
Later that day, at the World Affairs Council, Clinton focused on NATO in preparation for a meeting May 20-21 that will be held in Chicago to discuss NATO’s transition from a combatative role to a supporting one by 2013, as well as the organization’s relationship with Afghanistan.
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