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.
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.
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 .