Jobs bill worth $26 billion has unmistakable implications for November congressional elections.
Unemployment rate watchers noted that summer is traditionally a slow season for hiring, but the economy continues to show signs of slow progress. The unemployment rate stayed at 9.5 percent in a jobs report issued Friday.
Cities and states warned of devastating cuts if Congress didn't approve $26 billion in help for Medicaid and teachers. The Senate should pass it Thursday and the House next week.
The first chance for voters to weigh-in on Obama health-care reform comes Tuesday, as Missourians decide whether to ban the 'individual mandate' requiring those without medical insurance to buy it.
Midterm elections are historically difficult for the president's party. With the economy in trouble, this year will likely be no different for Democrats – but it might not be as bad as it could be.
Many Republican and Democratic lawmakers say the economy is still too fragile to let the Bush tax cuts expire this year. President Obama, however, pledged to end tax cuts for anyone earning $250,000 or more.
WikiLeaks documents barely made a dent in Congress’s decision to continue funding a surge of US forces into Afghanistan. The House passed the measure 308 to 114.
President Obama and House Minority Leader John Boehner blasted each other Saturday. As the November elections approach, partisan rhetorical sniping can be expected to escalate, especially on the economy.
Rep. Charles Rangel of New York says he won't resign his seat or drop out of his reelection race. A House trial on ethics violations may remind voters that Democrats haven't ended the 'culture of corruption' in Washington.
Even with the slight improvement over earlier forecasts, the White House is predicting a record high deficit that some Republicans are already calling 'a stark reminder of the legacy of Obamanomics.'