Two leaders of the Senate's immigration overhaul effort said Wednesday that their group's work on a bill that could win bipartisan approval in both chambers of Congress has picked up considerably.
In a joint appearance at a breakfast hosted by Politico's Playbook, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the eight member group will now meet every Tuesday and Thursday and their staffs will meet Wednesdays to quickly draft legislation by the end of March based on the blueprint they unveiled with fanfare on Monday.
A better-than-expected jobs report did not stop former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney from hammering President Obama on jobs at a campaign stop in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday morning.
“He has failed to put Americans back to work,” Romney told an enthusiastic crowd of a couple hundred. “This president, I don’t think, understands how the economy works. I think he believes in something called crony capitalism.”
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Romney did not mention the new jobs numbers. According to the Labor Department, the economy added a net 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest since February 2009. But he noted that unemployment went above 8 percent under Obama and “hasn’t been back since.”
Sen. John McCain said today that it was “foolishness, it’s stupid,” to dwell on his past criticisms of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
“We came together immediately after the campaign was over” in 2008, McCain told The Post after appearing with Romney in Charleston, S.C. He endorsed his 2008 rival Wednesday. “Thats a tradition we have. To make anything else out of it is foolishness, stupid.”