Henry in the House: Tax deal amounts to second stimulus
December 7th, 2010
02:22 PM ET

Henry in the House: Tax deal amounts to second stimulus

WASHINGTON (CNN) –The metaphorical ink is still barely dry on the long, flowery press release President Obama sent out last Friday reacting to the┬ádrastic budget cuts proposed by the National Commission on Fiscal┬áResponsibility and Reform that he appointed.

"Jobs and growth are our most urgent need," the president said Friday.

"But if we want an America that can compete for the jobs of tomorrow, we simply cannot allow our nation to be dragged down by our debt. We must correct our fiscal course."
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Henry in the House: Obama Mulls Big Speech to U.S. Chamber of Commerce
November 19th, 2010
04:15 PM ET

Henry in the House: Obama Mulls Big Speech to U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON - After months of all-out political war with the nation's most powerful business lobby, President Obama appears to be on the verge of launching a dramatic peace offering to the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue.

Two sources familiar with the negotiations tell me that Obama was giving serious consideration to going into the lion's den and delivering a speech at a Dec. 2 jobs summit hosted by Donohue, whose organization just spent tens of millions of dollars trying to bring the President's agenda to a screeching halt by helping to elect more pro-business lawmakers in the midterm election.
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Henry in the House: The tax man (compromise) cometh
November 12th, 2010
12:29 PM ET

Henry in the House: The tax man (compromise) cometh

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) - The bottom line on the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich is that President Obama has not caved in on extending them - yet. But check back next week when Congress returns for its lame-duck session.

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Henry in the House: Does Obama get it?
November 5th, 2010
10:23 AM ET

Henry in the House: Does Obama get it?

Washington (CNN) – As I walked into the East Room for President Obama's post-shellacking news conference, a colleague from another organization joked, "Get ready for 17 versions of the same question."

I laughed because his point was true, many of us in the White House press corps were about to ask Obama several versions of the same question: After losing more than 60 seats in the House and several in the Senate, did you really hear the message from voters?

In short, do you get it?

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October 29th, 2010
05:55 PM ET

Henry in the House: Meek story shows Dem fears of Senate wipeout

Washington (CNN) - The point that many people seem to be missing in the Florida Senate saga is that this whole mess actually has very little to do with Rep. Kendrick Meek or the Sunshine State - it's all about a much broader fear among senior Democrats that they may be about to lose control of the chamber.

There are some fascinating inside details I've been able to piece together about how and why this Meek story exploded into the public´╗┐

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