FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. -- President Obama says he doesn't know why people think green energy is for wimps.
"I don't know why some folks think that [if you support alternative energy] you're some pointy-headed environmental type, but if you're all about drilling and getting more oil then you're a tough guy," Obama said at a town-hall meeting in Fairless Hills, Pa. on Wednesday.
He said those attitudes have prolonged American reliance on oil. Read More
Talks continue between Republicans and Democrats over the budget stalemate, but the conversations appear to be very brief.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, just got off the phone with President Obama that lasted all of three minutes, according to Boehner spokesman Michael Steel.
Not surprisingly, little was resolved and the impasse continues, with Republicans wanting closer to $61 billion in budget cuts and Democrats vying for a deal that slashes around $33 billion. Read More
The price of oil jumped to its highest level in 30 months on Wednesday, just in time for President Obama's town-hall meeting on rising pressures at the pump.
Obama plans to discuss increasing gas prices as a segue into his broader energy policies – which include reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil and ramping up investments in green energy – at Gamesa Technology Corp., a wind turbine manufacturer, in Fairless Hill, Pa. Read More
Setting up what could very well be the most closely watched U.S. Senate race in 2012, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine ended speculation Tuesday by formally announcing that he’s running for the seat of retiring Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. Read More
The effort to pass a budget by an April 8 deadline is getting more complicated by the minute.
While Democrats and Republicans appear to be negotiating a deal to slash $33 billion in spending for the remainder of this fiscal year, the two sides are now stuck on which social policy riders to include in the measure. Read More
On the morning that President Obama launches his reelection campaign, the Republican field of presidential candidates remains – at best – a guessing game.
Political pundits can tick off dozens of strategic reasons why the 2012 hopefuls are lying in wait. But a purely statistical analysis of a president's chances of winning reelection could be reason enough. Read More
Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos asked President Barack Obama in an interview whether or not he had an iPad or his own computer.
Obama thought the question was funny quipping,
"Jorge I'm the president of the United States, you think I have to go borrow somebody's computer? Read More
President Obama glowingly praised Energy Secretary Steven Chu today for, "actually deserving his Nobel prize" and curiously credited him with designing the final cap that eventually plugged the BP oil spill. "I sent Energy Secretary Chu down to BP offices and he designed the cap that worked, had BP build and construct it." Obama said praising Chu's abilities. Read More
A Quinnipiac University poll released today show that Americans oppose America's involvement in Libya by 47 percent. Half of those polled think that the president does not deserve a second term in office, while 41 percent say he does. Read More