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Kevin McCarthy Co-opts Obama's 'We Can't Wait' Slogan, Touts GOP Jobs Plans

If President Obama “can’t wait” to fix the economy, he should consider Republicans’ job-creation plans, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on Fox & Friends Wednesday.

The comment was a reference to the president’s new “we can’t wait” slogan, which Obama rolled out this week along with a series of economic initiatives, including reforms to housing and student debt, that he can pass without congressional approval.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 9:40am

Toomey: Super Committee Making Progress, but 'Not There Yet'

With the super committee’s deadline to cut at least $1.2 trillion from the budget drawing ever closer, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is “cautiously optimistic” that the group will soon reach a consensus.

Although Toomey said on MSNBC's Morning Joe that the 12 lawmakers are “not quite there yet,”  he added that the group is working hard to come up with answers to the nation’s high unemployment numbers and jobless rates. 

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: Warren, The Voice Of Occupy Wall Street?

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Romney won't back Kasich on his budget reform measure in Ohio and he's not going all-in in Iowa, Elizabeth Warren's relationship with Occupy Wall Street draws attention, and there's nothing like a little MC Hammer nostalgia in the San Francisco mayor's race. Here's today's rundown:

10) Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is too legit to quit.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 8:40am

Obama to Announce Student Loan Reforms

The Obama administration is set to announce relaxations in student loan repayments on Wednesday, a third in a series of executive orders issued as part of the “we can’t wait” campaign to boost the economy without the help of Congress.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 8:40am

Rise of the Republican Reformers

Republicans searching for a positive governing message that doesn’t rely exclusively on opposing President Obama need look no further than Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and his landslide reelection on Saturday. Jindal’s ambitious government reforms in a state with a reputation for corruption has made him one of the most popular governors in the country, leading to across-the-board Republican dominance in the Pelican State.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 7:40am

Cain Surges, Obama Continues to Struggle in Ohio

President Obama's approval rating remains underwater in the key swing state of Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released early Wednesday, but his most formidable challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, now trails former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain for the Republican nomination.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:40am

Obama on Junk Food, Halloween, and His GOP Opponents

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, President Obama weighed in on topics ranging from the death of Muammar el-Qaddafi, to junk food, to his potential GOP opponent.

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, President Obama weighed in on topics ranging from the death of Muammar el-Qaddafi, to junk food, to his potential GOP opponent.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:40am

Obama, on Leno: Qaddafi's Death Sends 'Strong Message' to Dictators

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized Obama's statements on Qaddafi. The president has previously commented on the Libyan dictator's death.

President Obama said the death of Muammar el-Qaddafi sends a “strong message” to dictators around the world to respect human rights and their peoples’ desire for political reform.

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:40am

Transcript of President Obama's Interview on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Below is a transcript of President Obama's interview on Tuesday's Tonight Show With Jay Leno as provided by NBC.

 

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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:40am

Surging Jindal Transforms Louisiana

Republicans searching for a positive governing message that doesn’t rely exclusively on opposing President Obama need look no further than Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and his landslide reelection on Saturday. Jindal’s ambitious government reforms in a state with a reputation for corruption has made him one of the most popular governors in the country, leading to across-the-board Republican dominance in the Pelican State.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:40pm