Jewish Democrats are losing faith in President Obama, according to Ben Smith of POLITICO.
The Obama administration will not move forward on a controversial proposal to have “secret shoppers” pose as patients to investigate how difficult it is for Americans to obtain primary care.
The White House defended use of a room inside the building for a campaign video, saying no lines were crossed by using federal facilities in a political pitch.
With little he can do to jolt an economy stuck in neutral, President Obama urged people to be patient and to resist the temptation to “turn cynical” in the face of the bleakest job market in decades. The White House has been resorting to some unconventional measures to try to boost growth.
Obama is pushing a blueprint to resurrect manufacturing years from now instead of policies that could quickly galvanize hiring, industry advocates say.
Democrats rejected significant cuts in Medicare, a bad omen for the budget talks. At a press conference today, Obama-starved reporters are likely to ask about the debt ceiling and the War Powers Resolution.
A deal was reached on combining assistance to displaced workers with trade deals for South Korea, Colombia and Panama, but some Republicans are opposed to the new spending.
Senators from both parties rejected the administration’s contention that it doesn’t need Congress’s permission to continue the military campaign in Libya.
In New Hampshire, Michele Bachmann mocked Obama and pledged an end to the teleprompter. Bachmann’s husband’s mental health clinic has received $137,000 in funds from Medicaid, the program she has accused of swelling welfare rolls. Sarah Palin landed in Iowa, but she’s still thinking on it.