Among $61 billion in draconian cuts in the federal spending bill the Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed last week is $1.1 billion in funding for Head Start, a cut of 22 percent.
A federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional says the Obama administration, which has ordered the Justice Department to stop defending it in courts nationwide.
Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is refusing billions of dollars from the Obama administration for what Scott's critics say would be an economic boom for the state: a high speed rail project connecting Tampa and Orlando.
President Obama's education budget is being applauded as a sign of the administration's commitment to public schools and higher education.
House Republicans are seeking large cuts in domestic programs for the rest of this fiscal year - including 21 percent from the Labor Department - and they promise more to come next year.
The president's speech to the Chamber of Commerce Feb. 7 was much more than the "thaw with business leaders."
Obama renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board
Student leader say achieving Obama's goal will require courage from both parties to invest in education instead of making politically expedient spending cuts.