Washington (CNN) – Five new national polls appear to back up President Barack Obama's statement that the public supports a combination of both spending cuts and tax increases as part of any agreement to raise the country's debt ceiling.
And the latest surveys also indicate that an increasing amount of people say that action needs to be taken to raise the debt limit.
(CNN) - It's full steam ahead for Rahm Emanuel's Chicago mayoral bid.
The Chicago Board of Elections decided Thursday that the former White House chief of staff should appear on the ballot in February's mayoral election, despite the fact that he has spent most of the last two years living in Washington.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden took the administration's defense of its controversial $862 billion stimulus plan to New Hampshire Thursday, touting the program's investment in making houses more energy efficient.
Biden visited a house in Manchester, according to a White House, to mark "the weatherizing of 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act."
The vice president was joined by New Hampshire's two Democratic House members, both of whom face challenges at the polls in November.
Obama officials say their goal is to weatherize nearly 600,000 homes by March 2012 with stimulus act funds, noting in a statement the program includes a $90 billion investment "in clean energy and energy-efficiency projects that cut costs, reduce energy use and create new jobs."