What: POTUS on Google+
When: Today, January 30th, at 5:30 EST.
The White House pledges the president will answer “several of the most popular questions” submitted through YouTube, while some questioners will be invited to participate in a live conversation on Google+ … Google maintains the White House has no role in which questions will be selected. Rather, Google team members will choose the questions from among the most top-rated of those submitted and pledged to ensure there is a balance between several different issue categories. Questions will also come in the form of YouTube videos, live video, and text.
Did you watch the GOP debate last night? Will you watch Obama’s jobs speech tonight? What’s the takeaway?
“We’ve got roads and bridges across this country that need rebuilding. We’ve got private companies with the equipment and the manpower to do the building,” Obama told a crowd Monday in Detroit. “We’ve got more than one million unemployed construction workers ready to get dirty right now.”
President Barack Obama on Sunday night announced that Congress had arrived at an 11th-hour bipartisan deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and prevent an unprecedented United States default on its financial obligations.
The deal, which Mr. Obama said was not the one he’d sought but which nonetheless required both Republicans and Democrats to make painful compromises, increases the U.S. debt limit by at least $2.1 trillion through 2013.
The plan also includes a trillion dollars in spending cuts, and creates a congressional commission to come up with another $1.5 trillion in cuts by November 23, largely through tax and entitlement reform.
If that November deadline is not met, Mr Obama said, automatic cuts go into effect. Those include $1.2 trillion cuts to domestic and defense programs, but reportedly would not include cuts to Social Security, Medicare beneficiaries and programs for low-income Americans.