All politics is local! President Obama announced his jobs plan last night before a Joint Session of Congress, and it’s more ambitious than was expected—but now he has to sell it. Obama made thinly veiled mentions of deficient bridges, tunnels and roads in the districts of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)... read more
Let me finish tonight with the reality of last night. I know one thing from hard experience: if the American people want change, if they're not happy with the person in the White House, they will find an alternative. We the people don't accept failure. So the question is whether the Republican Party can do its job of coming up with an... read more
Our attention turns tonight from the Presidential hopefuls to the man in the White House. President Obama takes the podium at 7 PM ET before a Joint Session of Congress to unveil his much-anticipated jobs plan—and we’ll bring it to you tonight on msnbc. But first, we’ll preview his speech with Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and author and... read more
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