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Major Garrett Major Garrett is National Journal Correspondent-at-Large and Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News.
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Commerce secretary takes leave of absence

June 12, 2012 Commerce Secretary John Bryson, involved in separate traffic accidents in California over the weekend, informed President Obama on Monday evening that he is taking medical leave to cope with an unspecified illness. Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank will serve as acting secretary in his absence. Bryson had a seizure, according to ...

Vice president again dumb like a fox

May 10, 2012 Joe Biden did it again. He walked for two days into a fusillade of ridicule and speculation that he wandered off the reservation and drove the finely crafted and "evolving" White House policy on same-sex marriage into the ditch. In fact, Biden cleared the path for President Obama to declare ...

Michigan and Arizona: Bruising GOP primaries brighten Obama’s prospects

February 29, 2012 When President Obama accused Republicans who opposed the auto industry bailout of peddling a “load of you know what,” he might have been describing the residue in Michigan and Arizona for Republicans now that the two primaries are over. Obama is in better shape in both states since the GOP ...

Standoff on payroll tax holiday extension continues

December 21, 2011 With the standoff over the payroll-cut tax package now set, and just 10 days for Congress to act, what is Harry Reid thinking? Top aides say the Senate majority leader remains adamant and will not relent to House GOP demands to appoint conferees and resolve differences between the House and ...

House delays payroll tax deal vote until Tuesday

December 19, 2011 House Republican leaders abandoned plans to vote Monday night and into Tuesday morning on the Senate's payroll tax-cut package, saying it would look bad to vote in the middle of the night. "These votes will take place tomorrow, in the light of day," said GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of California ...

House speaker calls for Congress to continue work on payroll-tax package

December 19, 2011 House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said on Monday the House will defeat the Senate's two-month extension of the payroll tax and will seek a conference committee to resolve differences between the Senate bill and the House's one-year extension of the payroll tax cut. "It's time to stop the nonsense," Boehner ...

Congress now shooting for weekend wrap-up

December 15, 2011 Congressional leaders made significant progress toward breaking the impasse on year-end measures Thursday and lawmakers are now predicting they will soon wrap up funding for the bulk of government operations. If their optimism proves founded, they will avert a partial government shutdown for the third time this year. Congress needs ...

GOP move could break spending logjam

December 15, 2011 House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., has agreed to reopen the pending nine-bill spending package and rewrite language that sought to reinstate the Bush-era travel ban to Cuba, a move designed to address White House concerns and win the backing of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to senior ...

Why the near shutdown matters

September 27, 2011 Five days before the new fiscal year began, Congress and the White House fought the last exhausting battle of the 2011 budget. That's right. The new Republican-led House fought the Democratic Senate and Obama White House until the 360th day of the 2011 fiscal year, which began Oct. 1 of ...

House Republicans regrouping on CR, pondering two options

September 22, 2011 House Republicans will meet on Thursday afternoon to discuss their options to move forward on a short-term bill to fund the federal government that their party failed to pass a day earlier. House GOP leadership aides said the Republican Conference will be presented with two options: Either they revote on ...