10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:35 am || Delivers remarks on the fiscal cliff 3:00 pm || Holds a Cabinet meeting 4:45 pm || Meets with business leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:30 pm
As Republicans and even some “conservative” leaders around the nation melt into a slurry of mushy moderatism and propose jettisoning the philosophy that twice elected Ronald Reagan – by landslides – along comes Bill Whittle of PJTV to remind them and everyone else the power of unflinching conservative ideology. It’s a theme I’ve been striking around here, that the problem for Republicans in the last presidential election,
The briefing has concluded.
Three Republican senators who have led those concerned with the possible nomination of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be Secretary of State say they are even more troubled after meeting with her today, according to the Associated Press. Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire met privately with Rice and acting CIA Director Michael Morell for
President Obama will apparently continue to avoid human contact with Capitol Hill to a far greater degree than his predecessors, viewing phone calls and speeches to those outside Washington as better ways to press his positions. While both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton relished schmoozing with their Congressional counterparts and met regularly with leaders of Congress – as well as backbenchers – from both
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