Representative Paul Ryan wanted big policy changes to lift the U.S. debt ceiling: a revamp of Social Security and Medicare, a framework for tax-code changes and approval of the $5.3 billion Keystone XL pipeline.
President Barack Obama resumed a swing state campaign trip today as Hurricane Isaac battered the Gulf Coast, forcing him to switch between his official duties and his role as a candidate for re-election.
President Barack Obama has long aspired to emulate Ronald Reagan in changing the trajectory of American politics. Halfway through his presidency, the evidence is that public opinion is bending Obama’s way.
A top Chris Christie aide told a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive that it was “time for some traffic problems” a few weeks before surprise lane closings on the George Washington Bridge backed up miles of road in a town whose mayor didn’t endorse the governor.