In his continuing effort to try to gain the high ground of fiscal responsibility, President Obama will use his State of the Union address to expand his earlier proposal to freeze discretionary spending for several years.Obama will say the discretionary part of the budget should be frozen for five ye
With the House GOP's passage Wednesday evening of their legislation to repeal the health care law, that chamber's Republican majority has come about as close as it's likely to for the next two years to overturning the new law, at least comprehensively.Sen.
The Obama administration was reportedly hoping that Chinese President Hu's state visit would go better than his 2006 one, when the Asian leader was heckled by a Falun Gong supporter at a White House ceremony and kept awake by late-night protesters in Lafayette Park.Unfortunately for White House offi
How's President Obama doing in terms of keeping all those campaign promises he made back in 2008?Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact, the political fact-checking outfit, says Obama has what he called an "astounding" success rate, keeping 26 percent of his promises.But in a discussion with Morning E
Sen. John McCain may be one of the few people this week to embrace both President Obama and Sarah Palin. He certainly is a unique position, having run against Obama and with Palin in 2008.In a Washington Post op-ed piece Friday, McCain praised the president's Tucson speech for its unifying message.
If you're a president trying to reposition your administration as centrist and pro-business, you have to be encouraged by the public reaction so far to your choice of former Clinton era Commerce Secretary William Daley as the next White House chief of staff.Take the response from the business commun
President Obama really expected he would be able to change Washington, it wasn't just campaign rhetoric.And some in his White House expect the 2012 Republican presidential nominee will be Mike Huckabee.Those are two of the most salient elements from Peter Baker's New York Times Magazine piece on Oba