(CNN) - President Barack Obama held a press conference on the economy and jobs Thursday. Read the full live blog below.
12:12 p.m. ET –Obama: My intention is to insist that each part of this, I want an explanation as to why we shouldn't be doing it. I would love nothing more than to see Congress act so aggressively that I can't campaign against them as having done nothing.
12:10 p.m. ET - Obama says a lot of the debt that built up prior to 2008 caused us to live on borrowed time because the underlying foundations weren't as strong as they needed to be.
Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - The presidential primary calendar may not be set for weeks, the New Hampshire secretary of state acknowledged Thursday.
Secretary of State Bill Gardner told CNN he does not expect to set the first-in-the-nation primary date before the state's filing period begins on Oct. 17.
(CNN) – On the eve of his foreign policy speech at The Citadel in South Carolina, former Massachusetts Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced selections for his foreign policy and national security team.
Romney revealed the names Thursday. They include former Sec. of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, who will serve as a special adviser and co-chair Romney's counterterrorism/intelligence working group.
New York (CNNMoney) - You have to pass this bill, and you have to pass it now.
That was President Obama's message to Congress on Sept. 8 when he unveiled an economic stimulus package called the American Jobs Act.
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CNN: Deal pushes 'millionaire's surtax' plan back to 2013
The White House and Senate Democrats have agreed to push the effective date of a proposed "millionaire's surtax" back a year to January 2013 and to slightly raise the rate, White House and congressional sources told CNN on Wednesday.
(CNN) - Sarah Palin said she's not looking back after her decision against seeking the White House in 2012, but admitted she felt a sense of sadness about the move.
"I would go back and forth about whether now is the time, and if I say no to the opportunity that's in front of me, running for office now, politically speaking, will I die? Will I be ineffective?" Palin said in a Fox News interview Wednesday night.