July 25, 2013 3:40 AM
In a major policy speech at a high school in Galesburg, Ill., the president outlined a series of proposals that he argued would boost middle-class security and enable better economic mobility. But Obama also nodded to the political challenges he?s encountered. Washington has ?taken its eye off the ball? and gridlock ?has gotten worse,? he said, placing the blame squarely with the House GOP. Amanda Bynes is in for a tough road ahead dealing with what looks like a serious mental illness and a conservatorship, but she's not going to be charged with another crime. Prosecutors will not charge Amanda with trespass, arson or any other criminal offense in connection with the bizarre driveway fire she started. U.S. President Barack Obama sought to inject momentum into his economic and domestic policy agenda with a speech designed to clarify his vision for his second term and hammer Republicans in the House of Representatives for getting in his way.