The latest twist in the Obama administration’s so-called Asian pivot. The president’s chief science advisor, John Holdren, has said the US would benefit from cooperating with China on future space missions. But federal legislation now prohibits NASA from pursuing such efforts with a little known clause that’s popped up in two pieces of legislation within the past year.
Originally published on Tue January 24, 2012 9:03 am
Tonight, President Obama is set to deliver the final state of the union address of his first term. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne spoke to White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe for a preview of the president's speech.
Campaigning in New Hampshire, Republican Mitt Romney accused President Obama of creating a bad business climate.
Romney said the President’s policies are designed to help his political allies more than the country as a whole.
He told voters in Salem that President Obama packed the National Labor Relations Board with union stooges; that he used the stimulus to repay public sector unions, and that the President backed green jobs initiatives to benefit supporters at companies like Solyndra.
President Obama is pressuring Republicans to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut. That message was well received at a speech the president delivered at Manchester Central High School yesterday.
The president says if passed, the payroll tax cut would put 1500 dollars in the pocket of the average household. Mr. Obama challenged Republicans to vote down an extension, even if it means raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
Shannon Chandley of Amherst said she supports the president and faults the GOP for refusing to compromise.