Posts tagged capitol

Congress worries about Obama’s plan for Pakistan (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s planned troop buildup in Afghanistan came in for more skepticism on Capitol Hill Thursday with lawmakers zeroing in on how the U.S. will deal with terrorist havens in neighboring Pakistan.

Obama will push health bill in Saturday Hill visit (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama still expects to have a health care overhaul bill to sign by year’s end and plans to personally lobby for it in a visit to Capitol Hill on Saturday, the White House said.

AP sources: Obama plans trip to Capitol on Friday (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama intends to visit the Capitol on Friday to meet with House Democrats and make a final pitch for health care legislation scheduled for a weekend vote, according to congressional officials.

Scorecard: Obama and high-priced weapons systems (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama has sought to kill several high-priced weapons systems. Here’s how he’s faring on Capitol Hill on the most controversial items:

Gay rights advocates march on DC, divided on Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

Tens of thousands of gay rights supporters marched Sunday from the White House to the Capitol, demanding that President Barack Obama keep his promises to allow gays to serve openly in the military and work to end discrimination against gays.

Obama: Consensus and obstructionism on health care (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama sees both “unprecedented consensus” from outside Congress on his drive to remake the nation’s health care system and obstructionism by some on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers play hoops with Obama at White House (AP via Yahoo! News)

You could call it the Obama All-Stars vs. the Capitol Hills.

Lawmakers play hoops with Obama at White House (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

You could call it the Obama All-Stars vs.

White House: Obama will make up own mind on Afghan (AP via Yahoo! News)

The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama considers it “tremendously important” to listen to Congress about the flagging war in Afghanistan but won’t base his decisions on the mood on Capitol Hill or eroding public support for the war.