CONCORD, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Presidential contender Mitt Romney tried to win over doubters from the conservative Tea Party movement on Sunday, telling them he was the Republican candidate who can beat back the “heavy hand of government” and create jobs.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, under fire over high unemployment, stepped up pressure on Congress on Saturday to pass transportation legislation he said would protect almost 1 million American jobs.
URBANDALE, Iowa (Reuters) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said on Friday there was room for more candidates in the presidential race, but stopped short of announcing whether she would launch her own bid for the White House.
PHOENIX, Sept 2 (Reuters ) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday opted not to move up the state’s Republican presidential primary to January 31, in what could have been a controversial move that would have shaken up the party’s electoral calendar.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate Banking Committee on Friday said it will vote next week on the nominations of seven individuals for senior federal regulatory positions, including two Securities Exchange Commission members.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Poor U.S. jobs figures on Friday put President Barack Obama on the spot to create a viable jobs plan in a speech to Congress next week that may help determine whether he wins re-election or not.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama put a stop on Friday to new rules that would limit smog pollution, unexpectedly reversing course on a key policy measure after businesses said it would kill jobs and cost them billions of dollars.