Around the Bigs: Even the media bigs who have been President Obama’s biggest cheerleaders find little economic cheer this morning, as a growing list of indicators point to an economy that is barely growing and in many sectors is either stagnant or even declining. That paints a bleak picture that immensely complicates Obama’s 2012 prospects. Read More
Republicans have just exited a meeting with President Obama and by the sound of things, the two sides remain far apart on how to move forward with a plan to shrink the nation's massive deficit in exchange for raising the Treasury's $14.3 trillion borrowing limit.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., suggested that Obama told the the House Republican conference he wants to keep up federal spending, which didn't go over well with the GOP lawmakers in the room. Read More
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-OK, has posted on his web site a video clip of John Bryson, President Obama's nominee as Secretary of Commerce, explaining why he found Waxman-Markey, the House-passed version of cap-and-trade, "moderately acceptable."
That ought to spark some interesting questions for Senate Democrats, since they refused to approve Waxman-Markey or any other cap-and-trade program proposed by Obama or anybody else.
Here's the video:
President Obama and other U.S. allies are looking to provide $40 billion in aid for emerging democracies in the Middle East and North Africa, officials announced as the Group of Eight summit in France concluded Friday. Read More
President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev touted a strong working relationship after a meeting in France Thursday, pledging to find a solution for a missile defense shield that would appease both superpowers.
One need not be a body-language expert, however, to determine the pair isn’t exactly chummy.
In other words, there was no Bush-Putin-style soul-searching or eye gazing. Read More
President Obama on Wednesday sought to define the American-British alliance as "indispensable" in leading a swiftly changing world even as Western nations face economic perils that threaten to undermine their standing on the global stage. Read More
President Obama signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey earlier today but according to a photo of his signature, the date is May 24th, 2008.
I'm sure everyone reading this remembers a time when they have written the wrong year, while writing a date. But have you ever missed it by a few years? Read More
President Obama on Tuesday called Chrysler's return of $5.1 billion to the U.S. government a "significant milestone" for the "turnaround of the American auto industry."
Obama couldn't resist harping on the development amid a six-day European trip and as Democrats lambast Republicans for opposing the loans with predictions that such government intervenion would cripple the auto industry. Read More
You could forgive President Obama for pushing to add Ireland to the Electoral College.
He received a thunderous reception that rivaled any stop on the presidential campaign trail, as he spoke to thousands of cheering Irish at College Green in Dublin Monday. Read More
President Obama vowed an "unbreakable" commitment to Israel during remarks to the pro-Israeli lobby Sunday, while dismissing the controversy surrounding his push for the country to return to its pre-1967 borders. Read More