U.S. Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs in December; Unemployment Rate Stays at 7.8 Percent
From ABC News
U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8 percent last month. November's rate was revised higher from an initially reported 7.7 percent.
Obama’s Debt Ceiling Gambit
The fiscal cliff deal is two days old, and the conventional wisdom is already hardening: President Barack Obama won this round, but Republicans claim the upper hand in the next one.
And that’s why Obama wasted no time this week framing the looming debt limit fight.
White House Pushes Forward on Immigration Ahead of Bigger Reform Fight
From The Washington Post
The Obama administration’s decision this week to ease visa requirements for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants represents its latest move to reshape immigration through executive action, even as the White House gears up for an uncertain political fight over a far-more-sweeping legislative package in the months ahead.