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President Obama, First Lady Push Low-Cost Education
U.S. president joins Michelle Obama in encouraging youth to take advantage of community colleges, trade schools.
White House Encourages Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits
The Senate is expected to vote on a bill that would restore benefits to an estimated 1.3 million Americans.
Will Heads Roll? Who Gets Fired Over Obamacare?
The development and roll-out of the federal online health insurance marketplace has been panned inside and outside the White House as a management fiasco. But still unclear, two months after its launch, is whether any administration officials directly responsible for the project will be shown the
And Then There Were 17: GOP Support For A Clean C.R. Slips (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BARE MAJORITY IN HOUSE SUPPORTS ‘CLEAN’ C.R.: Speaker John Boehner told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that “there are not the votes in the House to pass a clean CR,” meaning he did not believe a majority of...
Republicans Reject Debt Limit Doomsday Predictions
Some Republican Lawmakers Doubt U.S. Will Default if Debt Limit Isn't Raised.
Top Obama Adviser: 'Era of Threatening Default Is Over'
President Obama’s top economic adviser today suggested that negotiating with Republicans over an increase to the nation’s debt limit could be more harmful to the U.S. economy than default itself. “If you sanction through negotiation the legitimacy of somebody threatening default, then that is ...
One-on-One With President Obama
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THIS WEEK ON “THIS WEEK”: In an ABC News Sunday exclusive, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS goes one-on-one with President Obama at the White House, in his first interview since his major address on Syria. The interview comes at a pivotal moment in the...
The Rocky Path To Citizenship
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TWO ROADS DIVERGED: Nearly six in 10 Americans support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, according to the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll out today, but Republicans are firm in their opposition by a wide margin — a challenge...
Obama Gets A Charm School Report Card (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE COURTSHIP CONTINUES: President Obama’s newly initiated charm offensive with Republicans just might work as he tries to deal with sequester cuts and avert another budget showdown near the end of the month, lawmakers on Capitol Hill said over the...
Obama Makes Light of Recent Controversies at Gridiron Dinner
WASHINGTON — President Obama made light of the recent spat between White House economic adviser Gene Sperling and journalist Bob Woodward Saturday night when he turned on his comedic charm before an elite group at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner. “This whole brouhaha has had...