Council On Jobs And Competitiveness News
President Obama Jobs Council Disbands
Dormant for more than a year, President Obama's Jobs Council today formally disbanded, as the White House signals a new phase in its engagement of business leaders on top economic and policy priorities. The nonpartisan advisory council of 25 private-sector business and labor leaders was first
The Note: Obama Faces Mexican Headwinds
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SOUTH OF THE BORDER: President Obama is set to embark on a three-day trip to Mexico and Costa Rica today, and as ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ notes, on his fourth trip to Mexico since becoming president, Obama will engage in conversations...
Emanuel Pleitez Looks to L.A.'s Underserved in Mayoral Bid
Emanuel Pleitez believes he's the man who can fix Los Angeles' most pressing problems. But first he'll have to overcome long odds to win the city's mayoral race next year. The 30-year-old Pleitez is in a crowded field of candidates vying to lead the nation's second largest city, including
GE CEOs Then and Now: Jobs Data Skeptic Jack Welch Versus Obama Jobs Council Chair Jeff Immelt
General Electric, founded by Thomas Edison, is a company steeped in America’s history of innovation, and now its partisan politics. Former GE CEO Jack Welch renewed his skepticism of Department of Labor statistics that showed the U.S. unemployment rate falling below 8 percent for...
The Voters Are Voting (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: DEBATE EXPECTATIONS — FRIDAY MORNING EDITION: The campaigns are continuing to lower expectations before next week’s first presidential debate, as ABC’s David Muir reported on “Good Morning America” today: “Overnight, a ...
Party's Over: DNC Week Ends With Disappointing Jobs Report
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: WILL DEMOCRATS GET A BUMP? ABC News political analyst Matt Dowd predicted that Democrats will gain a slight bounce from the Democratic National Convention, which wrapped up last night. “The interesting thing after two ...
That Horrible Territorial Tax System Biden Railed Against
VP Biden railed against Romney backing a territorial tax system. But a number of advisers to the president support the idea as well – including members of the President’s Export Council, the commission the president set up to recommend ways to reduce the deficit, and...
Romney To Hammer Obama Over Jobs Council, Makes Rare Campaign HQ Appearance
BOSTON – The Romney campaign for a second day will argue that President Obama should have met more often with his jobs council. Romney went after Obama twice Wednesday for fundraising too often and not spending enough time meeting with the jobs council. “In the...
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, and Carrie Halperin PRESIDENT OBAMA: The New York Times’...