President Obama is pressing congressional leaders to consider a far-reaching debt-reduction plan that would force Democrats to accept major changes to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for Republican support for fresh tax revenue, according to the Washington Post. Republican anti-tax point man Eric Cantor, the majority whip, said Republicans would consider eliminating loopholes.
Obama held a “Twitter town hall” meeting, using the new media to answer questions submitted by the public – and makes not even 140 characters of news.
Consumer Czar Elizabeth Warren’s calendar was packed with meetings and phone calls on the day she got into a spat with Rep. Patrick McHenry (R., N.C.) over what time a congressional hearing was set to end.
The Obama administration, which refuses to send terrorism suspects to the detention center at Gitmo, defended its decision to interrogate a detainee for two months aboard a U.S. Navy ship, outside the reach of American law.
Would Obama drop Biden? Not likely, says POLITICO.
Mitt Romney’s $18.25 million fundraising haul catapults him ahead of the Republican presidential field to date but falls well short of what he collected in the early months of his failed 2008 presidential bid. “Governor Romney has reminded us that he’s a world-class political contortionist,” said White House political adviser David Plouffe.
The planned execution Thursday of a Mexican national has prompted a rare plea from the White House because of what it could mean for other foreigners arrested in the U.S. and for Americans detained in other countries. The head of the ATF defended his role in the botched Fast and Furious operation.