There's something really weird about the economic message President Obama put forward today. He talked about how we've already had a lot of deficit reduction and we need to shift our focus to creating jobs and strengthening the middle class.
With the Yen sinking to new lows nearly every day, and with French President Francois Hollande now in the act of pleading for a lower euro, it's time to step back and review the currency war madness of the past couple of weeks. There is plenty of madness to review.
Hollande Calls for End of Euro Fluctuations
Barack Obama went to church on a sunny, historic Monday, launching a day of prayer, pledges and parties as the country celebrated its 57th presidential inauguration and he officially began his encore as chief executive.
WASHINGTON — Staking out his ground ahead of a fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama lashed out against Republicans, saying they are unwilling to raise taxes to reduce deficits and warning that the jobs of essential government workers, from teachers to emergency responders, are on the line.
Obama spoke as a March 1 deadline for automatic across-the-board spending cuts approached and with Republicans and Democrats in an apparent stalemate over how to avoid them.
By Aruna ViswanathaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Governors from both U.S. political parties plan to talk to President Barack Obama on Monday about preventing potential cuts to National Guard units, several governors said on Sunday.
President Barack Obama is set to give the final press conference of his first term in office at 11:30 a.m. ET, the White House said this morning. Obama's news conference will likely focus heavily on two topics: the debt ceiling and the White House's plan to curb the nation's rash of gun violence.