In the past, President Obama has preferred to send broad outlines for legislation up to Capitol Hill, leaving the details to lawmakers. But not anymore. On Monday, he presented his jobs bill to Congress. And next week, he will lay out specific recommendations for long-term deficit reduction.
Baltimore residents take to the polls today to vote in the city's political primaries. The Democratic primary for the mayor's seat is the de facto winner of the general election in the majority-Democrat city, and sitting mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake currently has a lead in the polls.
The president criticizes an unnamed GOP aide for saying Republicans don't want to cooperate on a jobs plan because it would be bad politics for the GOP. He doesn't note that some Republicans, including that aide, also say the plan won't work.
CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing Editor David Hawkings talks about what's on Congress's radar this week: Obama's jobs bill, an FAA funding agreement that also helps highway projects, and special elections for House seats in New York and Nevada.
Only a few events in a lifetime serve as true turning points. There was the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, the day JFK was shot and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. How have the events of Sept. 11 resonated through 10 years of American politics?
Two months into his tenure as secretary of defense, Leon Panetta has to run two ground wars, keep up the fight against al-Qaida and figure out how to cut more than $400 billion from the defense budget.
It's a common refrain in the Republican presidential field: The U.S. has the second-highest corporate tax rate in the world. At 35 percent, that's true — on paper. Some corporations take advantage of complex international tax loopholes to pay almost no corporate taxes at all.
The president held a campaign-style event in Richmond, Va., on Friday to sell his American Jobs Act as a much-needed shot in the arm for a still struggling economy. Calling himself "an eternal optimist," Obama said he still believes Congress can come together around a plan like the one he's proposed.
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