Lawmakers have been getting an earful from angry voters, and that extended to the House floor today where nine protestors were arrested in the gallery after chanting their opposition to the compromise measure on raising the nation’s debt ceiling.
Just a little more than a year ago, President Obama was in Fremont, Calif., to tout the jobs created by a solar cell manufacturing company called Solyndra and federal loans that helped. On Wednesday, the company said it's filing for bankruptcy.
What should have been a simple matter of scheduling turned into a Washington political incident. At issue: When would President Obama give a policy speech about jobs? The president picked next Wednesday. The GOP told him Thursday would be better a choice.
The Obama Justice Department has been taking a more aggressive approach against people who block access to abortion clinics, using a 1994 law to bring cases in greater numbers than George W. Bush did. Some believe the stepped-up enforcement has put a damper on clinic violence.
The head of the AFL-CIO has called on President Obama to take bolder action on the economy. The president's speech next week on getting Americans back to work may be critical for determining the loyalty on Election Day of one of the strongest sources of money and organizing power for Democrats.
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