President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that there’s “no question” Republican Chuck Hagel, a former Nebraska senator, will be confirmed as the next U.S. secretary of defense even after a contentious Senate hearing in which he was put on the defensive by members of his own party.
President Barack Obama is facing a make-or-break week as he tries to seize control of three scandal story lines that could upend one of the top priorities of his second term: revising the nation’s immigration laws.
Negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff are stalled as President Barack Obama and Republicans trade offers on ways to avoid more than $600 billion in U.S. spending cuts and tax increases for 2013 that will start to take effect in January if Congress doesn’t act.
President Barack Obama’s advisers are lining up against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Top Democratic donors oppose the project. And Obama himself dismisses claims that it will create many jobs.