When the president of the United States says he wants to address Congress, it is not normally up for discussion, but then again, these are far from normal times in Washington.

Barack Obama is being criticised for agreeing to reschedule a major economic speech, because Republicans effectively told him they had other plans.

Some analysts believe he has seen more disrespect than any other president in recent memory.

Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington.

Source: Al Jazeera