By By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is seeking $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over a decade and an immediate infusion of funds to aid the jobless, help hard-pressed homeowners and perhaps extend the expiring payroll tax cut, officials said Thursday as talks
By By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Just a few blocks from a courthouse where he was convicted of fraud and a few miles from another where he was convicted of having sex with a minor, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds announced Wednesday he is running for the congressional seat vacated
By By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An elder from Montana's Crow Indian Tribe whose family ceremoniously adopted then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race has died.
Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. died Monday at his home in Lodge Grass on the tribe
By By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An independent House panel has concluded that there is substantial reason to believe Texas Rep. Silvestre Reyes violated ethics rules and federal law by conducting campaign meetings on House property and using campaign money to pay expenses
By By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi has deactivated its account on a popular Vietnamese website that's full of suspected pirated music and Hollywood movies, the State Department said Wednesday
The embassy had used its social media account with
By By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will host his former political rival Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House Thursday, their first meeting since the election.
Obama promised in his victory speech earlier this month to engage
WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama to meet with Mitt Romney at White House Thursday; first meeting since the election.
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By By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he believes that members of both parties can reach a "framework" on a debt-cutting deal before Christmas, making his case with a mix of optimism and pressure on congressional Republicans to keep tax rates
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and business leaders will discuss ways to keep the economy growing when they meet Wednesday afternoon in the White House.
CEOs scheduled to meet with the president include Home Depot's Frank Blake, Coca-Cola's Muhtar Kent and Comcast's Brian
By By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - That didn't take long.
The fissures within the Republican Party that some say cost the GOP control of the Senate have resurfaced just three weeks after the election. This time conservatives are targeting a popular veteran congresswoman