Democrat Jim Slattery and Republican Vin Weber represented opposing parties for a decade in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today, the two former members of Congress are aligned in advocating for a western-leaning Ukraine.
President Barack Obama tonight will say the U.S. must break the economic stagnation of lower- and middle-income Americans, calling on Congress to work with him on “concrete, practical proposals” while vowing to act on his own wherever he can.
President Barack Obama opened this year’s congressional election season with a State of the Union message centered on economic inequalities, a theme harder to sustain in scattered House and Senate contests.
A top adviser to Tim Pawlenty’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination apologized for citing “sex appeal” as one of the assets enjoyed by a rival for the White House, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.
Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Lanhee Chen, policy director for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, and former Representative Vin Weber of Minnesota participate in a panel discussion about fiscal policy.¶ Bloomberg's Peter Cook moderates the event sponsored by Bloomberg LP and Peterson G. Peterson Foundation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (Source: Bloomberg)
Flash-forward to late January 2011: A humbled President Barack Obama , putting the final touches on his State of the Union address, ponders offering an olive branch to the new House Speaker, John Boehner .