You know, I’ve been casually telling people that I thought Obama was in the end going to win the vote on Syria. Because in these type of close votes on big issues, presidents usually can pull it out, getting enough of their own Party to salute the presidency with a “yea” vote while picking off a few of the loyal opposition in order to eke
President Obama today refused to rule out attacking Syria anyway even if Congress fails to support him, though he will address the nation Tuesday from the White House to try to build support for his decision and put pressure on Congress to approve it. Obama, who spoke during a press conference at the conclusion of the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, hinted at a
The press conference has concluded.
The Department of Labor today reported that the U.S. economy created 169,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell from 7.4 percent to 7.3 percent. But the news is really not so great. Part of the reason for the slight drop in unemployment was that the civilian labor force participation rate declined a bit. At 63.2 percent, it’s the lowest rate in 35 years, according
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