Taxes on corporate jets seemed to be a reoccurring theme of President Obama's press conference today. Journalists, activists and even members of Congress took to Twitter to discuss the validity of Obama's remarks that higher taxes on corporate jets would significantly reduce the national debt.
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The American Conservative Union (ACU) announced today that it will bring its regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to Florida this fall.
This is the first time in the 47-year history of the conference that a version of the convention it will be held outside of Washington, D.C. “CPAC FL” will be held in Orlando on September 23 the day after the Fox News’ GOP Presidential debate. Read More
President Obama will hold a press conference at 11:30 am EST today at the White House. This will be Obama’s first press conference since March. Read More
President Richard Nixon ordered Archibald Cox fired from the job of special prosecutor on Oct. 20, 1973.Rather than follow the order, Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus quit. They had both told members of Congress that they wouldn’t interfere with Cox’s investigation, so they turned in their keys and in a stroke established a very high bar for government lawyers confronting their superiors on matters of principle. Read More
“We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told host Mike Allen of Politico at his 'Playbook Breakfast' at the Newseum in Washington. Read More
Administration officials insisted Tuesday that President Obama was soliciting advice – not money – from a group of Wall Street executives he hosted at the White House a few weeks before he launched his reelection campaign. Read More
President Obama did not watch the Republican primary debate in New Hampshire on Monday night, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
"The president did not watch [the debate]," Carney said aboard Air Force One on Tuesday. "As you know, he was otherwise occupied."
Obama was busy headlining three fundraisers for his reelection in Miami during the the two-hour live debate. But the president didn't bother to TiVo it for later, either. Read More
President Obama rolled out a proposal on Monday to train 10,000 new engineers annually through a privately funded program.
"Today, with the leadership of the jobs council, we're announcing an all-hands-on-deck strategy to train 10,000 new American engineers every year," Obama said Monday during a trip to North Carolina, which has the 10th highest unemployment rate in the country. Obama was quick to point out that the plan would not cost taxpayers. Read More
President Obama pleaded with his jobs council on Monday to help him counter growing pessimism surrounding the economic recovery. Read More
After a couple weeks of blasting President Obama on the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney finally mustered a reaction from the White House.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney pushed back against a television ad Romney released Monday that criticizes the president for calling the slowing job growth a "bump in the road."
"I'm an American, not a bump in the road," several individuals tell the camera in Romney's ad. Read More