How President Obama Can Get Republicans To Raise the Minimum Wage
The White House has consistently resisted efforts by Republicans (and some Democrats) in Congress to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, most recently by threatening to veto a bill that has now passed the House of Representatives, and could pass the Senate as early as ...read more
White House Promises To Veto Keystone Pipeline, But....
In November, President Obama and his administration repeated;y hinted that he would veto any legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, but confounded the political press by refusing to make an explicit veto threat. Despite a late attempt by doomed then-Senator Mary ...read more
Upbeat President Obama Skips 'Naughty' TV Reporters In Year-End Press Conference
President Obama held his last press conference of the year on Friday afternoon, and in a somewhat rare move for a full presser, skipped over all of the cable and broadcast news reporters. Rather than a snub, this sort of move is intended more as a gift, a balancing of the scales ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: How President Obama Defeated The Keystone Bill
In advance of Monday's Senate vote on the 50-whole-job-creating Keystone XL pipeline, the White House was under mounting pressure to issue an explicit veto threat. At a press conference on Sunday, President Obama again stated his objections to a forced approval of the project, ...read more
TransCanada CEO Says Keystone Will Create Just 50 'Actual Operating Jobs'
Days ahead of an expected Senate vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, the proposed TransCanada tar sands pipeline was the subject of dueling Quotes of the Day this Sunday. The first is from TransCanada CEO Russ Girling, who was interviewed by This Week's Martha Raddatz on the ...read more