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Plouffe: Romney the ‘godfather’ of Obama health reforms

White House senior adviser David Plouffe is making the most direct attempt yet to tie Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama’s health care reforms by referring to him the “godfather” of the law. Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Plouffe dismissed low approval ratings for the…

Plouffe says GOP primary a ‘clown show’ for Trayvon Martin comments

White House senior advisor David Plouffe on Sunday blasted several Republican presidential candidates after they claimed President Barack Obama was trying to divide America by speaking about an unarmed African American teen in Florida who was gunned down by a neighborhood watch enthusiast. Responding to a reporter on Friday, Obama…

Will Obama support cuts to Medicare and Medicaid?

WASHINGTON – Now that Congress has agreed on how to fund the government for fiscal 2011, attention turns to addressing America’s long-term budget. Republicans last week released a proposal that drastically reshapes the role of the federal government, in part by cutting deep into Medicare and Medicaid. Appearing Sunday on…

White House dismisses ‘sideshow’ Trump

WASHINGTON – The White House dismissed Donald Trump as a “sideshow” on Sunday and said there was no way the billionaire businessman would be “hired” by the American people as president in 2012. Trump, renowned for his New York bluster, is considering a tilt at the White House and according…

Woodward: Obama-Hillary ticket for 2012 ‘on the table’

Though former rivals, President Obama may yet tap Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential partner for the 2012 campaign, according to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. Speaking to CNN’s John King on Tuesday, Woodward said that Hillary for VP is “on the table,” adding that many of…

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