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Obama fires back at Tenn. Sen. Bob Corker as Volkswagen workers end union vote

By Richard Cowan and Bernie Woodall CAMBRIDGE, Md./CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (Reuters) – P resident Barack Obama on Friday waded into a high-stakes union vote at Volkswagen AG’s plant in Tennessee, accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than U.S. workers. Obama’s comments, made at a…

With shutdown and default clocks ticking, dysfunctional Congress hits another impasse

With shutdown and default clocks ticking, lawmakers hit an impasse (via The Christian Science Monitor) Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington Sunday. Senate Republicans and Democrats have hit an impasse over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four…

Tennessee senator calls Ted Cruz out for turning Senate vote into ‘a show’

Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) burgeoning quarrel with his fellow Republicans played out on the Senate floor on Thursday, when party mate Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) accused him and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) of delaying a vote so they could draw more attention to their campaign against funding the Affordable Care…

Obama tees off with Republican senators in bid to end political standoff

US President Barack Obama teed off a new bid to court his political foes, hooking up with two Republican senators for a rare Monday round of golf, as Congress headed back to town after a recess. Obama was lined up to play the course at Andrews Air Force base with…

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