Allies of President Barack Obama are warning the administration that it has been too slow in responding to a cascading set of scandals and risks letting Republicans define his second term and derail his agenda.
While most of Washington is focused on confrontations over gun control and immigration law, the White House is quietly exploring the possibility of striking a deal with lawmakers to rein in the budget deficit.
White House senior adviser David Plouffe said Republican Mitt Romney is “disingenuously” hiding his positions from voters as polls show the U.S. presidential contest deadlocked in the campaign’s final days.
Less than a week after job-creation figures fell short of expectations and underscored the U.S. economy’s fragility, President Barack Obama will send Congress a budget that doesn’t include the stimulus his allies say is needed and instead embraces cuts in an appeal to Republicans.
The White House’s top political adviser, downplaying the significance of the unemployment rate in the 2012 election, said the Republican candidates are offering the same policies that caused the economic crisis and targeted one potential opponent -- Mitt Romney.
The year before he joined the White House staff, President Barack Obama’s senior adviser David Plouffe accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from organizations and companies with interests connected to U.S. foreign policy, telecommunications, business and regulation.
White House senior adviser David Plouffe said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that Republican Mitt Romney is “disingenuously” hiding his positions from voters as polls show the U.S. presidential contest deadlocked in the campaign’s final days.
Senior White House adviser David Plouffe said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend that Republican candidate Mitt Romney should release decades of tax returns, calling it an issue of “transparency and trust” for voters.
Tax-exempt, Republican-leaning groups that don’t have to disclose their donors are playing a central role in this election and pose a “big threat to our democracy,” a top political adviser to President Barack Obama said.