Archive for ‘February, 2010’

Obama on Quake/Tsunami >

Here is the transcript of President Obama’s remarks on Saturday about the earthquake in Chile and the tsunami threat to Hawaii and the Pacific. THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                                                      February 27, 2010     REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE EARTHQUAKE IN …

Health Care Fight >

The Health Care Summit wasn’t expected to produce a bipartisan agreement on health reform, and it did not, but it did produce some interesting moments when both parties weren’t spouting their usual talking points on health legislation. “I really appreciate this exchange,” said Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY).”It would have been …

Obama v McCain >

As soon as President Obama jabbed Sen. John McCain at the Health Care Summit on Thursday, the event took on a much different focus, as their exchanges became obvious ingredients for anyone writing a story about that political gathering. McCain got the juices rolling when he zeroed in on a …

Jobs & Jobless Battle >

Overshadowed by all of the coverage of the Health Care Summit was a battle among Democrats over a jobs bill and a nasty spat on the Senate floor on a short term extension of extended jobless benefits and health aid for the unemployed. The jobs battle was over that $15 …

Summit Postgame Report >

The Health Summit is over, and the logical question to ask is – which side won?  I will let you answer that for yourself, based on your on views.  How about where does this bill go from here? President Obama made it clear at several points in the summit that …

Summit Halftime Report >

It’s been an interesting first session of the Health Care Summit put on by the White House, as President Obama has urged lawmakers to find ways to “bridge the gaps” on health policy that exist between the two parties. For any news reporter or producer worth his or her salt, …

Health Care Summit >

The big story today in Washington, D.C. will be the White House Health Care Summit, as President Obama and his top lieutenants will sit down with 39 lamwakers from Congress to try to hash out something on health reform legislation. It was an odd day before the Summit, as the …

Toyota Post Mortem >

If officials at Toyota had hoped that two days of Congressional hearings – including the appearance of CEO and namesake Akio Toyoda – would quell safety concerns about the Japanese automaker’s vehicles, they probably didn’t achieve that goal. “This is indeed a very embarrassing day,” said Rep. John Mica (R-FL), …

Health Summit Guest List >

Here is a list of the Congressional attendees for Thursday’s Health Care Summit in Washington, D.C.  The rundown was provided by the White House. 38 names are listed here.  One additional Republican will be added.=1.    Senator Harry Reid, D-NV, Majority Leader 2.    Senator Mitch McConnell, R-KY, Republican Leader 3.    Senator …

Business As Usual >

Well, that didn’t take long.  Just eleven days after President Obama signed the Pay-as-you-go law, which requires Congress to find offsetting budget cuts for any new spending or tax cuts, the Senate waived that new law in order to approve a jobs bill backed by Democratic leaders. “Washington politicians proved …