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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…

Are you pessimistic about the Economy?


A survey, conducted late last month, found that 62% of Americans–8 percentage points more than in April–say that the nation is “on the wrong track.” Forty percent think that the economy will get worse over the next year, up from 27% who held that view four months earlier. The poll also found that many Americans…

President Barack Obama on Republicans: Not “enemies”


Obama, in an interview with talk radio host Michael Baisden, said, “I probably should have used the word ‘opponents’ instead of enemies.” He was backtracking from a comment he made a week ago in an interview with Univision radio in which he sought to persuade Hispanics to vote for Democratic candidates instead of Republicans. “If…

Pricey 2012 Presidential Campaign


The record amounts of money spent in the 2010 midterm elections have been both praised as free speech at work and lambasted as a sign of the influence of special interests. But there is no doubt that non-party organizations wielded more power this year than in any prior midterm election. A recent report from the…

Obama, Republicans talk taxes

President Obama and congressional  Republicans cast aside the sharp-tongued rhetoric of the fall campaign in their first post-election meeting on Tuesday, but they failed to breach an impasse over whether to extend tax cuts for top earners.