Obama http://apr.org en Obama's Judicial Nominees Face Slowed Confirmation Process http://apr.org/post/obamas-judicial-nominees-face-slowed-confirmation-process We are all used to judicial nomination fights, but what has been remarkable in the Obama administration has been the molasses-like confirmation process for noncontroversial nominees, especially federal district court nominees.<p>The numbers tell the story. If there is no agreement to hold a vote, it takes 60 votes to "invoke cloture" and vote up or down on a nominee. Only one of President Clinton's district court nominees faced sufficient stalling that a cloture vote was filed to force a vote. Similarly, during the George W. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:33:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 14992 at http://apr.org New Week, Same Argument: Romney, Obama & Who's Being Dishonest http://apr.org/post/new-week-same-argument-romney-obama-whos-being-dishonest President Obama and his campaign are being "dishonest" when they attack his record as a business executive, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said this morning on <em>Fox &amp; Friends</em> as a new week on the presidential campaign trail began where the last one left off.<p>We're basically <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/13/156753188/romney-no-role-whatsoever-in-management-of-bain-after-99" target="_blank">where we were on Friday</a>, when Romney said he "had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999" and the Obama camp was ar Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 14650 at http://apr.org New Week, Same Argument: Romney, Obama & Who's Being Dishonest Romney Outraises Obama By $35 Million In June http://apr.org/post/romney-outraises-obama-35-million-june The latest fundraising numbers are in for the two presidential campaigns, and the amounts are eye-popping. President Obama and the Democratic Party raised $71 million, which is an enormous haul. But it was dwarfed by Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee, which together raised $106 million in the month of June.<p>For the second month in a row, Romney raised more money than Obama — $17 million more in May and $35 million more in June. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:43:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 14314 at http://apr.org Obama Pitches One-Year Extension Of Tax Cuts For 'Middle Class' http://apr.org/post/obama-pitches-one-year-extension-tax-cuts-middle-class Setting the stage for more election-year debate over taxes and economic policy, President Obama this morning challenged Republicans to support a plan to extend for one year — but only for families earning less than $250,000 annually — the so-called Bush tax cuts.<p>Republicans want the tax cuts, which expire at the end of 2012, to continue for everyone. Obama says it's time for wealthier taxpayers to pay more because that will help narrow future budget deficits.<p>To Republicans, Obama said: "Let's agree to what we agree on" — that middle class taxes shouldn't go up. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:11:58 +0000 Mark Memmott 14271 at http://apr.org Obama Pitches One-Year Extension Of Tax Cuts For 'Middle Class' Great Supreme Court Coverage http://apr.org/post/great-supreme-court-coverage <p>This week NPR offers extensive coverage of the upcoming Supreme Court arguments&nbsp;challenging President Obama&#39;s health care overhaul law. Find brief descriptions of the scheduled arguments <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.elabs6.com/c.html?rtr=on&amp;s=7cn4d,xxui,2v8h,8lf,blv9,9ixb,19qc&amp;MLM_MID=1583514&amp;MLM_UNIQUEID=6c80f0e784" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff">here</font></u></a>.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:13:00 +0000 Jackie Howell 14527 at http://apr.org Great Supreme Court Coverage