A roundup of this morning’s Obamanews from around the web.
Obama is committed to cutting entitlements, the main driver of deficit spending, but will use a “scalpel” instead of a machete while taxing the rich, according to White House political adviser David Plouffe. A Wednesday speech in Washington will include broad goals, not specifics.
Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner prepares battle plans for passing the 2011 budget agreed to Friday night and for confronting Obama on the debt limit. Many conservatives are unhappy with Friday’s agreement, and it turns out not all the details are nailed down. The budget deal took a little-noticed – albiet small – bite out of Obamacare.
House Republicans are targeting Obama’s regulatory policies.
And a Colorado family was shocked when Obama mentioned an email by their boy saying his trip to Washington would be ruined by a shutdown.