WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House budget office has asked federal agencies to calculate more than $100 billion in spending cuts that would go into effect in January if Congress and the Obama administration fail to reach agreement to avert the looming fiscal cliff.
White House press secretary Jay
By By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked Republicans from bringing up an immigration bill offering permanent residence visas for foreigners with advanced degrees that passed the House last week despite the opposition of most Democrats.
By By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. military planners are working closely with African nations in advance of an offensive to wrest control of northern Mali from al-Qaida linked extremists, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.
The cooperation reflects the
By By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration official says President Barack Obama will travel to Detroit Monday to push his proposal for raising tax rates on wealthier Americans.
The trip is part of Obama's effort to get public backing for his positions and use that
By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Debate over the looming "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and spending cuts is consuming most of the political oxygen in Washington lately. But President Barack Obama also faces huge second-term foreign policy challenges.
And he does so with an unraveling
By By CHET BROKAWAssociated Press
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota on Wednesday left open the possibility he will not seek re-election in 2014.
After former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds said last week he would run for the seat now held by Johnson, the Democrat responded
By By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is preparing to designate a Syrian rebel group with alleged ties to al-Qaida as a foreign terrorist organization in a step aimed at blunting the influence of extremists within the Syrian opposition, U.S. officials said
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The Obama administration and House Republicans have unveiled their opening offers in talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Details are scant but the White House estimates its plan would carve $4.4 trillion from the deficit over the coming decade, including
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama speaks to business leaders Wednesday morning amid the debate over how to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Obama also plans to answer questions from members of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies.
The group has
By By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after talking tough against Republicans in "fiscal cliff" negotiations, President Barack Obama and members of his Cabinet reassured hundreds of Native American leaders the administration's programs and efforts on their behalf