President Obama will speak in New York Thursday, calling for 'swift Senate action' on a financial reform bill that would aim to curb Wall Street excesses. He'll need at least one GOP vote.
The administration is wary of allowing Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins open access to front-line agents in their investigation into the Fort Hood shootings, which left 13 people dead.
President Obama continued his bid to convince Americans that his plan is not radical at a speech in Maine Thursday. Why Maine? It has been a pioneer in passing bipartisan healthcare reform laws.
The White House hosted a meeting Tuesday with 14 key senators, many from coal- and oil-producing states, who oppose curbs on carbon emissions. Obama appears to be making a big push to win Senate passage of revamped climate-energy legislation.
With Sen. Jim Bunning blocking a vote on extending unemployment benefits, some 205,000 Americans will not get a check this week, says the National Employment Law Project.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday of Senator Jim Bunning, 'I don’t know how you negotiate with the irrational.' The Republican lawmaker from Kentucky is blocking an extension of unemployment and health benefits for jobless workers.
Breaking partisan stalemate, 13 Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday to approve a $15 billion jobs bill. Both sides see the cooperation as a template for progress on future legislation.
Scott Brown hasn't been invited to attend Thursday's summit. But he could still play a key role in brokering a compromise.
The Senate voted 62 to 30 to move a $15 billion jobs bill to the Senate floor. Scott Brown of Massachusetts was among the Republicans voting in favor.
As Republicans continue their unrelenting criticism of the Obama administration's national security measures, the White House points out similarities to the Bush era. But that raises Democrats' hackles.