Topic: John Boehner
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.
09/09/2011 11:04 am
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.
09/09/2011 12:28 am
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?
09/08/2011 10:43 pm
As he planned for his jobs speech, President Obama was determined to deliver it before a joint session of Congress. He's already spoken to four congressional joint sessions.
09/08/2011 03:24 pm
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.'
09/06/2011 07:47 pm
For the first time, Congress refused a president's request to speak before a joint session. Some Dems see this as part of a pattern of disrespect toward Obama.
09/02/2011 10:09 am
The Obama speech, on his long-awaited jobs plan, will take place before a joint session of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 8 – before the NFL kickoff, the White House says.
09/01/2011 07:48 pm
Whether it's Labor Day, the new elections season, or a reflection of Americans' priorities, everyone has a jobs proposal: from Obama and Boehner to Huntsman and Romney, the list goes on.
09/01/2011 05:20 pm
Choosing the night of a GOP debate for Obama's address to Congress on jobs was either petty or incompetent. Boehner's refusal was unprecedented. Were voters expecting better?
09/01/2011 01:44 pm
When it comes to extending the payroll tax cut, Obama and Boehner are sounding more and more like each other. How did the Democrats come to favor tax cuts, and why do Republicans want to see them end?
08/23/2011 04:51 pm