President Obama and House Speaker Boehner appear to be arguing less over the amount of cuts than which cuts to make ad who wins politically, according to the Washington Post. The White House purposely saved Obama’s involvement in talks until the end as part of a strategy to show him marching to the rescue, POLITICO writes. Some Democrats blame Obama for the failure to get a deal last year, when Democrats were in charge.
Defense Secretary Gates sought to reassure soldiers on the impact of ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Obama struck a deal on labor rights that he says will allow him to finally send the Colombia free trade agreement, negotiated by Bush, to Congress for approval.
And Vice President Biden’s daughter trashed Trump for his focus on Obama’s birthplace.