The annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree is always a special occasion, made all the more special this year because of the participation of Giovanni Gaynor, a first-grader from Colville, WA.
Remember when the president famously said, “Give it to me,” about the economy back it in 2009? Entering his sixth year in office, there’s no doubt that it’s now President Obama’s economy.
What is more interesting is that the president himself appears to believe his stewardship has been a failure. This morning, the president is visiting a poor Washington D.C. neighborhood to talk about the economy – or, as it’s been described, to talk down his economy.
“Slowly, we come to recognize it’s not so much about the telling of the story as it is the serving of the story. And what emerges is a spirit of giving and a message of hope for all seasons: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.’"
President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia visited the U.S. Capitol today for a meeting with Speaker Boehner and House Republican leaders. They discussed a number of shared priorities, including the free trade agreement between the United States and Colombia.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced staff changes in his office.