AP - The Obama administration launched a consolidated effort to spur new start-up businesses Monday, part of the White House's campaign to emphasize job creation while downplaying new economic spending initiatives that could face congressional opposition.
Republicans reignited a political feud over Iraq, charging that advances by Al-Qaeda-linked forces proved President Barack Obama had squandered American blood in a rush to leave the country. The accusations by prominent Republicans on Capitol Hill coincided with a furor over a new book by former defense secretary Robert Gates that contained blunt criticisms of the president over both the Iraq and Afghan wars.
While the stats of the union remain unremarkable at best, it would appear that despite the rancor in Washington, President Obama will get his way "whatever it takes." As the WSJ reports, the State of the Union address Tuesday night will emphasize his intention to use unilateral presidential authority — bypassing Congress when necessary — to an extent not seen in his previous State of the Union speeches.
Secretary Locke participated in the White House launch of
the “Startup America”
initiative today in Washington, D.C. with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu,
Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills, Director of the
National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Chairman of the Council of Economic
Advisors Austan Goolsbee, and a number of America’s top entrepreneurs and
US President Barack Obama has launched an intense lobbying effort to sway skeptical lawmakers as they weigh whether to support military strikes against Syria, an official said Sunday. Obama, as well as Vice President Joe Biden and the White House chief of staff, all made individual calls to members of the House and Senate, according to the senior White House official.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiscal deadline all but blown, President Barack Obama says he once again wants to seek a big fiscal deal that would raise taxes and trim billions from expensive and ever growing entitlement programs.
As President Barack Obama heads to Asheville, N.C., Wednesday to push the themes outlined in his State of the Union address, the White House has unveiled a four-step plan it claims would make the U.S. a "magnet for jobs" by investing in manufacturing.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is asking opposition MPs for “low- to no-cost ideas to grow the economy” that he’ll consider for the 2014 federal budget as the Conservatives try to squeeze more economic growth out of tighter purse strings.
Flaherty has sent his annual pre-budget consultation letter to opposition members of Parliament, with the usual warning that he’ll reject proposals for costly new spending initiatives or new taxes — including increased business taxes or carbon levies.
President Barack Obama laid out a sweeping blueprint for economic growth in his State of the Union, unveiling an ambitious liberal agenda that he promised would deliver a "growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs."
Go to President Obama's official Web site--www.whitehouse.gov--this afternoon and you'll notice something very odd. Despite a promise that the site will play a "major role" in making the "administration the most open and transparent in history," you'll notice that the keepers of the site haven't said much to the American public since Obama became president.