U.S. Senate Democratic leaders said they would keep working to strike a compromise on reviving expanded jobless benefits, even as the chamber failed to advance the latest plan amid a partisan dispute over amendments.
Since President Barack Obama first called for expanded pre-kindergarten in last year’s State of the Union address, the issue is gaining momentum from both sides of political aisle, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.
President Barack Obama held two meetings this week plotting strategy to maintain the Senate Democratic majority, while also pitching an issue that could put a vulnerable incumbent at risk: a minimum wage increase.
As President Barack Obama renewed his criticism of tax laws that “reward companies that keep profits abroad,” the government he leads is taking a more subtle approach -- one that’s helping some of those companies.
President Barack Obama’s top aide called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to complain hours after Reid publicly opposed Obama’s push for Congress to speed approval of trade deals, two Senate Democratic aides said.