As White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department staff prepare Janet Yellen to face the U.S. Senate for her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chairman, one experience remains seared in their memories: Ben S. Bernanke’s close call in 2010.
Republicans cite their 2.5-point defeat in the Virginia governor’s race as proof that Ken Cuccinelli would have reversed his fortunes if he’d hammered earlier and longer on Obamacare, an issue the attorney general said tightened the contest in its final days.
First-term Republicans in Congress who believe compromise is a “dirty word” are the chief obstacle to tackling fiscal challenges facing the U.S., said David Axelrod , the former senior adviser to President Barack Obama .
White House adviser David Axelrod vowed that the U.S. government will push Egypt “very hard” to make democratic reforms in response to demonstrations by thousands of people challenging President Hosni Mubarak ’s rule.
President Barack Obama’s remark that the private-sector economy is “doing fine” will have little effect on the November election, his campaign’s senior adviser said, even as Republicans continued to spotlight the comment to gain political ground.
White House adviser David Axelrod said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the Obama administration will push Egypt “very hard” to make democratic reforms in response to demonstrations challenging President Hosni Mubarak’s rule.