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.
President Barack Obama is close to choosing Mike Froman, currently the deputy national security adviser for international economics, as U.S. Trade Representative, according to two people familiar with the matter.
White House budget director Jacob Lew said the administration wants to shift the focus of budget talks from spending cuts to long-term deficit reduction, which will force Republicans to discuss raising government revenue .
President Barack Obama is pressing Republicans to stop obstructing federal judicial nominees, protesting the delays in private conversations with senators and in public declarations by administration officials.
President Barack Obama ’s budget chief, Jacob Lew , said he is optimistic lawmakers will reach an agreement to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year and signaled the administration is open to more spending cuts in negotiations with Republicans.