President Obama took a moment out of his vacation to try to sooth New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is having a conniption over the failure of House Republicans to move a Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Christie, who talked to the vacationing Obama by phone, had said not approving the Senate pass bill was “disgusting” and “disgraceful,” but House Republicans say they were reluctant to
President Obama this morning pocketed the Republican concessions on tax hikes included in the Fiscal Cliff deal and promised that it was only the beginning of new taxation to be assessed on the American people. Obama, who appeared in the White House briefing room Tuesday night to hail the deal, made clear to Republicans that he will continue to seek a “balanced” approach to deficit
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In a move that is rich in irony, President Obama agreed Tuesday night to sign an emergency deficit reduction bill that does almost nothing to rein in spending and then jetted out to Hawaii to resume his vacation at an extra cost of more than $3 million to taxpayers. The price tag is in addition to more than $4 million that is already being spent