President Obama said Saturday that Congress should move quickly to enact a series of proposals aimed at bolstering the ability of small businesses to create new jobs. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said he is open to other ideas for supporting small business, but warned lawmakers not to oppose his proposals strictly for political reasons.
David Axelrod talks about the New Yorker piece, Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and White House-Justice Department tensions in C-SPAN interview
In an interview late Friday, senior adviser David Axelrod did not dispute that a rift had emerged between the White House and the Justice Department over the 9/11 case, which has recently become a political sore spot for the administration.
Couldn't shell out $549 for this weekend's Tea Party convention in Nashville? CSPAN is there with a video camera to help you get the gist.
Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said Thursday Democrats were close to having "meaningful" Republican support -- "enough to show that it is bipartisan."
President Obama sketched out an alternative approach to passing health-care legislation that would enlist Republicans and potentially extend the debate for months, but in an open forum that would allow the public to watch the process unfold.
Nearly 3,000 pages of e-mails that Todd Palin, the husband of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, exchanged with Alaska officials reveal that the so-called first dude played a significant role in his wife's administration, according to an investigation of the documents by MSNBC.com.
The White House ramped up its criticism of Republican senators blocking presidential appointments Friday after the leader of the Senate complained that an Alabama member has placed a blanket hold on more than 70 administration nominees in order to secure funding for home-state projects.
A judge wants a former aide to John Edwards to appear in a North Carolina court along with any copies of private videotapes that are being demanded by Edwards' former mistress. Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones has scheduled a hearing Friday for Andrew Young, who has said he has a video of Edwards having sex with a woman.
In the weeks since the Massachusetts election gave the White House a wake-up call, President Obama has made a series of gestures toward the middle even as liberals have grown increasingly frustrated.
Scott Brown officially joined the U.S. Senate on Thursday, declaring himself someone who has "always worked with members of both parties" even as he sharply distanced himself from President Obama's agenda moments after his swearing-in.
Controversial former Obama administration official Van Jones is scheduled to discuss the Obama administrations jobs agenda at the Harvard Club in New York on a panel with Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in early March, a Thursday e-mail from the organizer of the invitation-only event reveals.
As the Washington area gears up for an anticipated massive snowfall Friday of up to two feet, the White House has canceled the daily press briefing with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that Sen. Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.) owes the nation's intelligence community and the White House an apology for alleging in a letter to President Obama that his administration leaked classified information about terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to score political points.
Republican lawmakers continue to bash President Obama's budget for failing to effectively control spending and adding to the nation's long-term debt.
John Boehner greets Obama overtures with skepticism, wants to 'trust but verify' moves toward bipartisanship
Congressional Republicans distanced themselves Thursday from the recent bipartisan talk of President Obama, launching a "trust but verify" program for dealing with Democrats in the months ahead.
A defiant Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) lambasted critics of a costly Medicaid provision she secured for her home state as part of the Senate health-care bill, describing it as an emergency bailout to avert cuts in benefits to poor Louisianans.
For the second year in a row, George Washington University ranks first among "medium school" category -- with 5,000 to 15,000 undergrads -- for producing Peace Corps volunteers.
Senate Democrats are nearly done crafting the first of a planned series of job-creation bills, but are delaying a full rollout of the measure in hopes that they can attract some Republican support. Leaders hope to vote on the bill as early as Monday.
President Obama's remarks Thursday at the Washington Hilton, as he addressed the National Prayer Breakfast.
The association ranked each member of Congress on support of NAACP's policy positions.
President Obama is counseling his fellow Democrats to stay aggressive on both the political and legislative fronts, even as the party is divided internally over how to proceed on their biggest priorities.
Republican Scott Brown will be taking over the late Edward Kennedy's Senate seat on Thursday, but not Kennedy's desk. An aide says Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry (D) is claiming the mahogany desk on the Senate floor, which Kennedy used for nearly 47 years.
California senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina (R) has released an attack ad of sorts, in which a red-eyed man in a sheep costume sneaks around a field. There's also lightning. Somewhere in there is a message about opponent Tom Campbell and fiscal conservatism.
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), the powerful chairman of the House military appropriations committee, remained in stable condition after being admitted to an Arlington hospital suffering from gallbladder surgery complications, his spokesman said Wednesday afternoon.
Massachusetts Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R) could be sworn into office as soon as Thursday, a week earlier than expected, officials in Washington said Wednesday.
Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill to give tax breaks to companies to add new workers, a proposal that is likely to become a key component of the jobs bill Senate Democratic leaders are hoping to unveil as early as Thursday.
President Obama has invited a bipartisan group of congressional leaders to a White House meeting to discuss ways to cooperate to bolster the economy and create jobs.
In an interview with Matt Lauer on the "Today" show Wednesday morning, first lady Michelle Obama said she understood the harsh criticisms being leveled at her husband. "It's part of the job," she said. "This has been a tough year for the nation -- folks out of work, two wars. We have an economy that we pulled from the brink of depression. Folks, you know, they're looking for work. They're losing their homes. I mean, so Americans are rightfully frustrated. And the person in charge is the person folks look to." She added that she teases her husband about his graying hair.
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Wednesday that conservative television host Sean Hannity would serve as the keynote speaker at the campaign arm's annual fundraising dinner in March.
Just as reports of President Obama's political demise may have been premature, so too are suggestions that his comeback is firmly underway. Still, the signs are there that Obama's fortunes might be improving.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will headline a "tea party" rally next month in Searchlight, Nev., the home town of embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), tea party movement organizers said.
Stupak says Obama not out for revenge; other lawmakers also see pet programs targeted in budget cuts
President Obama's proposal to abolish a scholarship program named after the late son of Democratic congressman Bart Stupak was not an act of retaliation, Stupak said Tuesday.
The White House succeeded Monday night in getting Reuters to pull an unfavorable, inaccurate story about tax policy that had been featured on the Drudge Report. The story claimed that the Obama administration planned to reduce the deficit by allowing middle class tax cuts to expire. Hours later the story was taken offline, replaced with a notice explaining that the facts were wrong. The note initially said that a replacement version would come out later this week; it now says that "there will be no substitute story."
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Will members of Congress be willing to give up any cost-of-living increases in their pay ahead of midterm elections?
Kyle Simmons, the behind-the-scenes architect of the Senate GOP's strategy of resistance against President Obama, is leaving his job as chief of staff to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
With President Obama's proposals in hand, Senate Democrats are crafting a strategy for moving a series of job-creation bills that they hope to unveil later this week.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has apologized for referring to liberals as "retarded" during a strategy session last summer.
Rep. John Murtha is now in a Virginia hospital's intensive care unit after unexpected complications from gallbladder surgery last week, his spokesman confirmed this morning.
President Obama and the government he runs are in a fiscal pickle. That's the takeaway from the morning-after coverage of the White House's budget submission, as analysts pull back from the specific cuts and increases in the blueprint to break down the larger financial problems the country faces over the next decade.
Sarah Palin's political action committee raised about $1.4 million in the second half of 2009, most of it following her resignation as Alaska's governor, according to a report filed with the Federal Elections Commission.
A new magazine -- "Sarah Palin: The Untold Story ... in her own words!" -- was produced, according to its publisher, without her knowledge or participation.
South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford writes in her new book that she got short of breath and later felt unwanted and ugly when she found out about her husband's affair with an Argentine woman.
Sarah Palin has endorsed Rand Paul for Senate in the Kentucky GOP primary.
President Obama takes questions submitted by the public through CitizenTube in a chat being broadcast live online from the White House and on YouTube. More than 11,000 questions were submitted and received more than 630,000 votes; Obama will address the questions that won the greatest number of votes.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Indonesia, where the president lived as a boy, in second half of March. They will also make a stop in Guam, Gibbs said.
In case you missed it, "Saturday Night Live" took on Massachusetts Sen.-elect Scott Brown this weekend, depicting the one-time Cosmo model as an irresistible flirt. (Mad Men star Jon Hamm played the senator.) One by one, Democratic lawmakers are driven to distracted by fantasies about the new Republican. Scott Brown himself approved.
Among the 126 programs President Obama proposes to slash in next year's budget is a $1 million scholarship program created to honor the late son of Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.).
In the more official (and nerdier) corners of Washington, Budget Day is akin to a secular holiday. But really, there's something in it for everyone, even the non-wonks among us.
As senior Democrats struggled to rescue their health-care legislation, Republicans urged President Obama and congressional leaders to give up on the unpopular bill and launch bipartisan talks on a new consensus approach.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs acknowledged that while job creation in the first year of the Obama administration has not reached expectations, he is hopeful that the Senate will move forward on a jobs bill to mark an "important first step" in the new year.
Fresh off an election victory in Massachusetts, Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown advocated a big tent outlook for the GOP when asked whether his party should move in a more moderate direction.