Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Budgets and Politics

Republicans’ McConnell Seeks to Say Yes to Obama on Something

Bloomberg — Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate, has so far had one word for President Barack Obama’s agenda: No.
Now, with his party being battered as rejectionist, the Kentucky lawmaker says he’s looking for something he can say yes to. The Senate minority leader, who has opposed every major Obama initiative since the president took office, says he sees the opportunity for agreement in areas such as foreign policy and overhauling Social Security.
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A party waver over President Barack Obama's $3.5 trillion budget

NY Daily News — After proposing the biggest, most ambitious federal budget in history, President Obama isn't too worried Republicans will get in his way.
It's Democrats who could give him the biggest headache.
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GOP Looks to Escalate Attacks on Obama

Washington Post — Last month, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) repeatedly excoriated House Democrats for what he considered flaws in the economic stimulus plan, rarely mentioning President Obama, one of the chief architects of the bill.
But as Congress considers a bill to fund federal agencies, legislation largely hashed out last year before Obama was elected, Boehner has shifted his aim from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other.
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