President Obama used a 50th birthday bash in Chicago to raise money from a friendly crowd as he sought to recharge a presidency showing signs of Washington’s battle scars. Obama will have a couple of parties today at the White House and then leave for a weekend at Camp David.
The debt drama has taken a political toll on the president, writes the Los Angeles Times. Obama emerges from the months-long fracas weaker – and facing much deeper and more durable political obstacles – than his own advisers ever imagined, writes POLITICO.
He’ll pivot off the debt ceiling to the economy, launching a barnstorming bus tour of the Midwest later this month.
Under pressure from the White House, Treasury Secretary Geithner is now expected to stay put.
Sarah Palin accused Mitt Romney of using the finger-in-the-air method to determine his position on the debt ceiling.
Obama pressed lawmakers to end the FAA stalemate that has put tens of thousands out of work.
DOJ vows to “vigorously oppose” efforts by gun groups to file lawsuit over Obama Administration’s new gun-control measures that require firearms dealers along the border to report multiple sales of certain rifles.