WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his
powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on
Wednesday, but Obama’s plans to proceed with new immigration
rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a
Obama and Mitch McConnell, who will become majority leader
when Republicans take charge in the Senate in January, signaled
they hoped to get past a previously frosty relationship to pass
legislation on priorities on which they can both agree.
It seemed like Obama’a eyes got just a little watery at the end when he was discussing his optimism about America.
Clues on Keystone XL from Obama: he mentions gas prices are down and says US is more and more energy independent. May be bad sign for Canada
Obama jokes he’s missed the press after not doing a news conference in a while. (Reporters chuckled, but are confident he hasn’t missed us.)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faced a political rebuke and a curb on his policy ambitions on Wednesday after Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and captured their biggest majority in the House of Representatives in more than 60 years.
Tuesday’s midterm elections gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress for the first time since elections in 2006 and the first time since Obama entered the White House nearly six years ago.