President is thinking about proposing tax cuts for companies that hire workers, new spending for roads and construction, and other measures that target the long-term unemployed, administration officials say.
The Department of Justice is probing S&P, but the investigation began before the company downgraded the U.S.
Attorney General Eric Holder wants to know what his supposedly independent internal investigator said to Congress about the Fast and Furious operation. The National Labor Relations Board plan to speed up unionization votes is drawing criticism.
Only minutes into Vice President Biden’s remarks in Beijing, Chinese officials began directing journalists toward the exits. Soon the shooing became shoving. Meanwhile, Biden and his Chinese counterpart are emphasizing cooperation.
Michele Bachmann’s security is giving reporters similar treatment, with pushing and elbows a frequent feature of her appearances.
Obama pitched himself onto the political scene as a man above partisan politics, and despite presiding over a bitterly divided government, he is starting the 2012 campaign still casting himself as that guy. Obama holds the early advantage in the digital campaign for re-election, but his Republican challengers aren’t ceding any ground in the race to gain an edge through social media and other online strategies.
Senate Democratic campaign strategists are concerned Obama’s money machine is vacuuming up all the cash. An Obama campaign email critical of Paul Krugman and liberal bloggers is triggering ire from the left.
Rick Perry said man-made global warming is unproven and climate change programs are costing the nation “billions if not trillions” of dollars that could be spent elsewhere. Bachmann is promising $2 gas.
Speculation over who will be the GOP vice presidential nominee is heating up.
Regulations proposed by the administration would require all private health insurance plans to provide current and prospective customers a brief, standardized summary of policy costs and benefits.
And Newt Gingrich is back on vacation.