This morning's report on a drop in the nation's unemployment rate last month and a 103,000-increase in jobs, is evidence that "the trend is clear," President Obama just said: "the pace of hiring is beginning to pick up."
The White House will tomorrow renominate more than a dozen candidates for judicial positions on federal courts, a person familiar with the administration's plans tells NPR.The Senate failed to vote on the nominees before the last Congressional term expired last month.In all, the Senate never took an
This has the feel of a classic "trial balloon":Politico writes that "former Clinton Commerce Secretary William Daley -- a scion of Chicago’s powerful political dynasty -- is being considered for a top slot in the Obama administration, perhaps White House chief of staff, according to two
Congressional Democrats are holding firm against a plan to extend tax cuts from President George W. Bush's time in office. That includes Democrats from President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois.Mr. Obama wants to extend tax cuts for wealthy Americans in addition to the middle class.
[ President Obama is expected in Chicago next week as part of a four-city tour in his final campaign push before Election Day. He will hold a rally here on Saturday the 30th, reports The Washington Post. In particular, he is hoping to reach young, African American and urban voters.