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  • Obama pollster skeptical of GOP immigration plan

    Obama pollster skeptical of GOP immigration plan
    WASHINGTON – Republican immigration proposals that would leave out a pathway to citizenship for those in the country illegally won’t solve the GOP’s problems with Latino voters, President Obama’s pollster, Joel Benenson, said...
  • Obama speech highlights gap between his goals and his resources

    Obama speech highlights gap between his goals and his resources
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's sixth speech on the state of the union spotlighted many issues, but more than anything it illuminated the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them. The president made the ambition...
  • State of the Union: Obama's era of limits

    State of the Union: Obama's era of limits
    The rap against President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday was that his agenda, once ambitious and transformational, has suddenly turned modest. Instead of grand bargains and sweeping change, the president proposed holding a summit...
  • House GOP, choosing battles, to let debt limit go without a fight?

    House GOP, choosing battles, to let debt limit go without a fight?
    As House Republicans head off to their annual retreat in Maryland, Politico reports that one item that had been expected to dominate the strategizing -- what to do about the debt limit -- may already be settled. According to the site's Jake Sherman...
  • Dim prospects for House Republican plan to overhaul tax code

    Dim prospects for House Republican plan to overhaul tax code
    WASHINGTON -- A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious tax code overhaul Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay, while promising to lower top rates to 25% for most...
  • Obama, Boehner discuss drought, trade in White House meeting

    Obama, Boehner discuss drought, trade in White House meeting
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner held their first one-on-one meeting in more than a year Tuesday at the White House, but the discussion was another indication that the prospects for big, bipartisan deal-making are slim....
  • Obama, Boehner to meet for first time in more than a year

    Obama, Boehner to meet for first time in more than a  year
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner is headed to the White House to meet with President Obama on Tuesday, but expectations are low that much will come from their first face-to-face session in more than a year. Ever since the failed talks between...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority
    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • Obama raises business leaders' hopes

    Obama raises business leaders' hopes
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's State of the Union address raised hope among business leaders for action this year on some of their priorities, including immigration reform, a corporate tax code overhaul and more trade deals. But the domestic...
  • House leaders respond to Obama call for 'year of action'

    House leaders respond to Obama call for 'year of action'
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. – After President Obama outlined his goals for what he said should be a “year of action” for the American people, House Republicans are sending a message back: We’ve already done some of the heavy lifting. Ahead of...
  • Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan

    Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an acknowledgment that the era of “grand bargain” fiscal talks with...