Congress is in the way – both houses and both parties – the Senate Filibuster and arm bearing Senators surprise the world when anything is achieved after all – and if there are achievements – bank it to the Administration and luck.
Lawmakers need to work with President Obama on a diplomatic solution to the nuclear dispute in Iran.
By CARL HULSE
Republican senators have so far kept President Obama from filling any of the four vacancies on the nation’s most important appeals court, reviving talk of a change in Senate rules.
By GAIL COLLINS
People, do you think Congress is actually going to do anything about gun violence in the wake of the Newtown shootings?
By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
The joblessness rate sank to 7.7 percent as 236,000 positions were added across a broad range of sectors, but analysts warned that federal budget cuts could slow the recovery.
And from The Washington Post:
Obama seeks views of experts, execs on energy policies
The president sought ideas on a wide variety of energy and climate issues during a meeting Thursday.
( by?Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin , The Washington Post)
U.S. economy adds jobs but braces for cuts
Employment opportunities increased in February, but the sequester is casting a long shadow.
( by?Ylan Q. Mui , The Washington Post)
From a skeptic’s beginnings, Obama sets up a global round of trade talks
The negotiations opened by the administration rival those of Bush and Clinton in scope and importance.
( by?Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)
and for the long term:
China manufacturing cost gap is closing
A long-term US manufacturing rebound is under way, and it will likely endure because the United States is becoming more competitive with China …
The article shows that actually in presently Republican States the growth will be largest because of the above (P. Jawetz)