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 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.
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.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican at odds with his own party over delays in federal aid for Hurricane Sandy victims, said storm recovery will dominate the year and determine whether he wins a second term in November.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican at odds with his own party over delays in federal aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, said storm recovery will dominate the year and determine whether he wins a second term in November.
The U.S. House and Senate, facing a backlog of unfinished business, are set to be in session together for 13 days before the Nov. 6 election. Even so, members plan to do what they have done all year on the biggest tax and spending decisions: Nothing.
Lawmakers returned to Washington today amid a potential thaw in the U.S. fiscal policy dispute, as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner attempt to make a deal to prevent spending cuts and tax increases from taking effect.