Tension and gridlock have defined dealings between President Obama and Congress ever since Republicans took control of the House in 2010. Yet big issues, including immigration and weak job growth, remain unresolved.
The White House didn't like the recent Congressional Budget Office report showing that a $10 minimum wage would cost the economy 500,000 jobs. Director Douglas Elmendorf defends both the report and the CBO's work in hyperpartisan times.
'The Hillary Papers' have been described as portraying a politically unflattering portrait of Mrs. Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential candidate. Now, partisans are divided on whether such bits could damage her image.
'Economic logic' indicates that a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants would be good for the US economy, Jason Furman, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, said at a recent Monitor Breakfast.
Joe Biden set mid-2015 as a decision point for announcing his presidential plans. Amid all the reasons Biden might find for not pursuing a third run for the White House, one stands out: Hillary.