Reuters - President Barack Obama asked government agencies on Wednesday to slash $4 billion in spending on things like travel, printing and coffee mugs, in his latest effort to sidestep Congress and help the economy.
WASHINGTON — Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Saturday to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis he said was starting to “inflict pain” on communities across the United States.
Obama and a bipartisan group of congressional leaders failed on Friday to avoid the deep spending reductions known as the “sequester,” which automatically kicked in overnight in the latest sign of dysfunction in a divided Washington.
OK, imagine you're the President of the United States. You're finally back from a really embarrassing meeting with the President of Korea who tells you in no uncertain terms that the (relatively insignificant) changes you've demanded re: the US-Korea FTA are a complete non-starter. So what's the first public thing you do on KORUS when you get back stateside? Oh, of course, you meet with the one House group utterly opposed to the KORUS - and all other
In Washington, nothing’s easy so there’s going to be some prolonged negotiations
U.S. President Barack Obama warned of “prolonged negotiations” ahead as congressional Republicans dug in on their opposition to his plan to avert the fiscal cliff.
Barack and Michelle Obama surprised a White House tour group today as they greeted and shook hands with every single person on the tour. One young man by the name of Trevor asked the president for a special request, though. "Can I ask for a fist bump?" asked Trevor. Without hesitation, the president obliged.
Here's the full text of President Barack Obama's second inauguration address, courtesy of the White House: "Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:
President Barack Obama will formally ask Congress today to avoid the looming across-the-board spending cuts of the sequester set to start kicking in March 1, The Associated Press' Jim Kuhnhenn is reporting.
If elections are dependent on the economy, then the obvious question is what, if anything, can Democrats in Congress actually do to improve the economy between here and November? And the answer, even if they had the votes, is probably not that much. But that's not to say nothing.