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Two months after President Obama proposed a $447 billion jobs-stimulus bill, the Senate has finally found a part it can agree on: a $30 billion package that promotes hiring of veterans and ends an unpopular withholding requirement for government contractors.
The partisan fog stifling the Senate for most of this year lifted slightly Monday evening as senators signaled that they may finally have found a slim part of President Obama's jobs-stimulus plan they can agree to pass.
Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said Thursday that the Wall Street protests were "independent" and "organic," conceding that she misspoke during an earlier interview in which she seemed to be taking credit for the movement.
As the country enters the 2012 campaign season, the press and prospective Republican nominees are drawing increasing attention to President Obama's record. An NBC News poll released last week showed that 74 percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track, the highest number since before the 2008 election. According to the Gallup Presidential Job Approval website, Mr. Obama has the second-lowest approval rating at this point in his presidency of any holder of the high office since 1945. Only Jimmy Carter's numbers were worse.
The legacy of President Obama's time in office has been an unprecedented expansion of the federal government. A perfect example of this is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which is part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law. Even though this brand-new bureaucracy opened for business in July, most Americans have never heard of it - and they won't so long as it remains leaderless.
Sen. Scott Brown on Thursday blamed his staff for passages about his upbringing on his official Senate website that were lifted word for word from a 2002 speech by former Sen. Elizabeth Dole.
In the first indication of her fundraising prowess, Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren dwarfed a Democratic rival and brought in double the sum raised by incumbent Scott Brown of Massachusetts.
It didn't take long for Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott P. Brown's past as a naked centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine to emerge as an issue in his likely re-election bout against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, President Obama's former top consumer-finance adviser.
California's largest gay-rights group has decided against trying to have the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex unions overturned next year.