Obama offers praise, complaints for Republicans

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 30-04-2013-05-2008

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President Barack Obama answering questions during his new conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The president brushed aside the suggestion he's lost political clout, saying "rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama needled a GOP senator Tuesday, then praised Republicans working to solve the immigration riddle. He pledged to re-engage with Congress to close the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, then decried the intractability of Congress. He cast Republicans as potential allies, then criticized their obstruction.

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