President Barack Obama talks to reporters following his meeting with Congressional Democrats and Republicans appealing for bipartisanship on fixing the economy, in the White House press briefing room in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 28, 2012 8:30:36 AM PST
KEN THOMAS Associated Press
WASHINGTON - January 28, 2012 --
President Barack Obama is pressing his case for changes in how the Senate does business, hoping to ease the partisan gridlock, and he wants to bar lawmakers from profiting from their service.