“President Barack Obama says right-to-work legislation in Michigan is more about politics than economics. He is criticizing a measure that would prevent requiring non-union employees to financially support unions at their workplace,” AP writes. “Obama received loud applause at a Michigan engine plant when he said we shouldn’t be ‘taking away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions.’ The president says that the right-to-work bills are more about ‘giving you the right to work for less money.’”
How big is the right-to-work story in Michigan? The Detroit Free Press is liveblogging it.
“Evidence of Congress’ plummeting popularity is everywhere,” AP writes. “From New Hampshire diners to Colorado coffee shops, weary residents report widespread concern. They relate the debate in Washington over their tax dollars with their own lives: average Americans who are struggling every day to make ends meet. And already distracted by the holidays and tired of politics after a bitter presidential campaign, they are calling on Washington to get its act together.”
Obama and Biden will lunch today.
The president now has an extinct lizard named after him, the Obamadon.
How much would you pay to hear Jim Messina talk about the Obama campaign’s winning 2012 efforts?