|President Obama says Republicans can't be angry with him for acting unilaterally if they "keep blocking or voting down almost every serious idea to strengthen the middle class."
|Highlighting steps he’s taken to strengthen the middle class, the president during remarks on the economy in Minneapolis slammed congressional Republicans for “not doing anything,” then getting “mad at me that I’m doing something.”
|President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, welcomed to the White House the members of the U.S. Presidents Cup golf squad, as well as some players from the international team.
|Congressional Leaders held a ceremony to mark 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 and award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
|President Obama and his administration "haven't done a damn thing to help" the investigations into the inappropriate way the IRS targeted certain political groups, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, complained.
|CBSNews.com Executive Washington Editor Steve Chaggaris and RealClearPolitics Political Reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns discuss Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the next House majority leader, and the secret behind his rapid rise through House Republican leadership.
|Reps. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Steve Scalise, R-La., express their gratitude after the Republican conference elected them House majority leader and House majority whip, respectively.
The poll numbers continue to get worse for President Obama. This week, he suffered from the worst ratings of his presidency. CBS News reported an approval rating of only 37%, while CNN showed the President at a 41% approval rating. On the issue of Obamacare, the American people are extremely unhappy, giving the President’s signature program only a 31% approval rating in the CBS poll.
The fallout from the government shutdown debacle has been devastating to the Republican Party. Poll results show the party is viewed negatively by 70% of the American people. In addition, Congress has only a 5% approval rating, the lowest in history. While Democrats control the Senate and are also unpopular, the media has focused their blame for the shutdown on the Republican Party.
Polls consistently show that the vast majority of Americans oppose military intervention in Syria. In congressional offices, calls have been running 100 to 1 against involvement in Syria. Nevertheless, leaders of both political parties are supporting the President’s plan to launch a limited military strike in Syria.