President Barack Obama will call on Monday for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year, Reuters reports. Congressional Republicans are likely to balk and press for extending the cuts for everybody. If this feels like another political standoff in the making, that's because it is.
House Republicans are getting ready to try for the 31 st time to dismantle Obamacare. The House Rules Committee will take up the "Repeal of Obamacare Act" on Monday and the full House is expected to vote on Wednesday. This will mark the first legislative action on Obamacare since the Supreme Court upheld the law.
Obama will be interviewed on Monday by local TV anchors from New Orleans; Manchester, N.H.; Louisville; Miami; Raleigh, N.C.; Davenport, Iowa; Milwaukee; and Las Vegas. He'll then head to two campaign events at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Mitt Romney will be in Colorado to attend fundraisers, including a $2,500-per-person event hosted by William Kunkler and Susan Crown, whose family owns the Aspen Skiing Co.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Annual Convention is under way in Houston. Romney will speak on Wednesday, and Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday.
And then there is this: It's the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton choosing Al Gore as a running mate. Wonder how close Romney is to announcing a running mate for this election?
And this: Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense during the George W. Bush administration and White House Chief of Staff to Gerald Ford, turns 80 on Monday.
Sources: Yahoo! News, Reuters, NPR, Associated Press