In May 2010, Barack Obama invited a small group of presidential historians to the White House for a working supper in the Family Dining Room. It was the second time he’d had the group in since taking office, and as he sat down across the table from his wife Michelle, the President pressed his guests for lessons from his predecessors.
Democrats admit it’s going to be a tough fight to get President Obama’s economic stimulus plan passed with bipartisan support, but they are optimistic it can be done. On Thursday night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said it is going to be a “long, hard slog” with “late nights” after the $900 billion bill comes to the Senate floor Monday night
As support for the war in Afghanistan dips to an all-time low, some leading lawmakers are questioning President Obama’s approach to what he calls a “war of necessity.” Just 39 percent of Americans favor the war in Afghanistan compared to 58 percent who oppose it, according to a national CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Tuesday.