Republican House leaders haven't been slamming President Obama's jobs proposal. But it's not a new political Age of Aquarius. They all face re-election, and voters are fed up with partisanship.
President Obama's jobs proposal Thursday night was already meeting resistance from House majority leader Eric Cantor. And, he told DCDecoder that he likes Joe Biden's negotiating style more than Obama's.
Obama speech outlined many ideas that are popular and have commanded bipartisan support in the past. But the words 'stimulus' and 'spending' are unpopular, notes at least one expert.
Payroll taxes would be slashed for workers and employers, under the Obama proposal. Besides payroll taxes, the plan calls for $105 billion in public works and $50 billion in renewed unemployment benefits.
In his speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama proposed a $447 billion "American Jobs Act" to help those 14 million Americans out of work. Can he convince Republicans to vote for it, and will it help his own tough re-election bid?
Ahead of President Obama's jobs speech, House majority leader Eric Cantor sees places for potential compromise. But he hopes Obama won't try to dictate solutions to the GOP.
In the run-up to his much-anticipated jobs speech Thursday, Obama challenged the GOP to put 'country before party.' The Republican response: 'Your economic proposals don't work.'
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the US has become 'categorically safer' since 9/11. Cyberterrorism now tops the list of security concerns, she said at a recent Monitor breakfast.
Visiting storm-torn parts of New Jersey Sunday, President Obama met a largely-friendly crowd that voted for him in 2008. But the state has also elected a high-profile Republican governor, and most people disapprove of his performance.