Obama Trimming Government

January 13, 2012 - 6:43 AM
FILE - Then Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is seen at the National Press Club in Washignton in this April 27, 2006 file photo. Obama will ask Congress on Friday for greater power to shrink the federal government, and his first idea is merging six sprawling trade and commerce agencies whose overlapping programs can be baffling to businesses, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mannie Garcia, File)