President Obama called on Congress Friday to extend unemployment benefits, create a loan fund for construction jobs and extend payroll tax credits, saying it was time to build on the momentum on better-than-expected employment numbers released earlier in the day.
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President Obama will speak Aug. 28 at the dedication of the memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall, the White House announced Thursday.
Despite Congress finally agreeing this week on a hard-fought compromise to raise the nation's debt ceiling, most voters still lack confidence in national lawmakers and want to replace them all, a new polls shows.
President Obama's approval rating is "crashing" in Florida and the debt deal didn't help him, a Quinnipiac University poll showed Thursday.
President Obama took his debt team out for burgers at Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, giving new meaning to the "Popeye" character Wimpy's catchphrase "I'd gladly pay you Tuesday, for a hamburger today."
Saying they are shocked at the debt deal that cleared Congress this week, MoveOn.org vowed retribution as lawmakers go home for a month-long summer vacation.
After scoring a bigger-than-expected victory in Monday's debt-limit vote, House Speaker John A. Boehner took a victory lap Tuesday, crowing that the deal met his chief goal: it matched the debt increase dollar-for-dollar with future spending limits.
Fifty-two percent of voters in the key swing state of Pennsylvania say President Obama doesn't deserve to be re-elected, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
Protesters interrupted the debt-limit debate on the House floor Monday to demand that tax increases be put on the table.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid held out the ultimate carrot to colleagues Monday: approve the debt deal and you get to go home for a month-long vacation.
This weekend's Western Conservative Summit has no shortage of right-wing luminaries, but the warmest reception so far has gone to the event's most liberal speaker.
A week after House Speaker John A. Boehner cut President Obama out of debt talks, the Senate's top Republican wants him back in.
Senate Republicans want a 60-vote threshold for a debt-limit bill to pass the chamber, but it's actually Democrats who are enforcing the filibuster on their own legislation, insisting on delaying a vote until 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
With no end in sight to the impasse over the debt ceiling as the clock ticks down to Tuesday, President Obama registered his lowest approval rating ever as measured by Gallup's daily tracking poll, hitting 40 percent this week.
President Obama is still scheduled to travel to Chicago next week to headline a Democratic fundraiser, press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Friday, saying the White House believes both parties will resolve the impasse over the nation's debt ceiling by then.