White House won’t renew president’s jobs council

The White House is not renewing its Council on Jobs and Competitiveness set to expire on Thursday, a decision that drew a storm of criticism from Republicans who have long criticized the council for being ineffective amid continued high unemployment and national economic turmoil. "Unbelievable," Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri began in a statement in [...]

Republican senator says time for compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Republican lawmaker said Monday it was time for Washington to learn how to compromise again so the country can solve its deepening problems. "I'm bothered by our politics generally that suggest that if you don't get exactly what you want, that's somehow a failure," said Senator Roy Blunt, a member of his chamber's Republican leadership and the former second-ranking ...