President Barack Obama pressed for workplace changes to benefit families with children, saying the U.S. is trailing other advanced countries and must compete with more job flexibility and a higher minimum wage.
House Republicans are trying to roll back school-lunch nutrition requirements -- passed in 2010 with the backing of First Lady Michelle Obama -- saying the rules bust local budgets and micromanage what children eat.
Chris Christie, making his first appearance on late-night television since a traffic-jam scandal erupted this year, joked that he “hypothetically” could defeat Hillary Clinton, at least on the dance floor.
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said at a Bloomberg breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina that the president would work with the business community to overhaul the tax code in a second term, as Democrats today kick off their national convention that aims to propel his re-election bid.
First Lady Michelle Obama said the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls last month by an Islamist militant group drives home the importance of education as a way to lift families out of poverty.