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President Obama’s Labor Day Message

President Barack Obama used Labor Day rally with cheering union workers in Detroit. Obama told 13,000 people in a General Motors parking lot with a campaign-style speech, “We’re going to see if congressional Republicans can put country before party. Show us what you got. The time for Washington games is over. The time for action…

Obama turns 50!

President Barack Obama turned his 50th birthday into a 2012 campaign fundraising bonanza. Obama made clear in remarks to a big audience at a music auditorium and in a video conference with supporters scattered across the country that he will now focus on trying to spur job growth now that the debt debate is behind…

Obama losing sleep due to debt deal


President Barack Obama is deeply involved in trying to win a debt deal and his White House was working flat out. Obama aide Valerie Jarrett told Reuters Insider, “He’s getting absolutely no sleep. He’s working tirelessly, meeting with his economic team, doing a lot of outreach, exploring all kinds of possibilities for compromise.”

Republicans, chance on Obama’s tax proposals?


Republicans may consider Obama’s tax proposals. Because Obama’s demand that tax loopholes for the wealthy be closed as part of a deficit-reduction deal. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said other tax loopholes aren’t sacrosanct either.

Obama to expand domestic oil production


    President Obama pledged to expand domestic oil production in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico and possibly the Atlantic Ocean. This is to to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. Seeking to make good on his promise to combine production with conservation, the White House announced that Obama will take executive actions that…

House to work hard to vote on Obama tax deal?


House passage of the $858 billion measure is expected late tonight after three hours of debate. The House passed, on a 214-201 vote, the contentious rules for floor debate.The House Democratic leadership put the bill on ice while it worked out a way for some lawmakers to make clear their opposition to a provision on…

Obama Signs Bill Funding Government good for three weeks!


President Barack Obama has signed a second short-term spending bill to keep the government running till April 8. This will give lawmakers more time to agree on a package of spending cuts Republicans are demanding. Obama signed the bill Friday at the White House before he heads out on a five-day tour of Latin America.

House approved drill bill


WASHINGTON –A bill to boost safety standards for offshore drilling, remove a federal cap on economic liability for oil spills and impose new fees on oil and gas production is approved by the House Friday. Democratic leaders hailed the bill as a comprehensive response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and said it would…