WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of governors says they sought assurances from President Barack Obama that any cuts in spending to address the looming "fiscal cliff" would not shift the financial burden onto states. They say they want flexibility from the federal government on mandated programs
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet with some of the nation's governors Tuesday.
During the White House meeting, they'll be talking about possible ways to grow the U.S. economy and the need to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction.
By By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Ryan is getting his groove back.
A month after the GOP's presidential ticket lost an election, the party's vice presidential nominee finds himself comfortably back in his political wheelhouse on Capitol Hill and in the thick of
By By JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bluster and hot rhetoric aside, the White House and House Republicans have identified areas of significant overlap that could form the basis for a final agreement after "fiscal cliff" posturing gives way to hard bargaining.
By By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Barack Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand guard against nuclear threats - including terrorists who seek to gain
By By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wearing his gray morning coat and striped trousers, Justice Department lawyer Malcolm Stewart was the very picture of Supreme Court propriety Monday as he sought to placate the frustrated Chief Justice John Roberts. The bounds of lawyerly
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John Kerry, the next secretary of state?
Republican Sen. John McCain had some fun Monday at the expense of his friend and Democratic colleague. Responding to a Kerry introduction at a news conference on a disabilities treaty, McCain said, "thank you very much, Mr. Secretary
By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Don't hold your breath waiting for a "fiscal cliff" agreement. Landmark deals between presidents and Congresses sometimes aren't struck until the final hour of the final day before lightning strikes.
The negotiations to avert a year-end economic disaster
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri says she is leaving Congress in February to become president and CEO for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Emerson announced the plans Monday, just weeks after she won re-election to the southeastern
By By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party's chairwoman.
Wasserman Schultz has overseen the Democratic National Committee since early 2011. Party officials credit her in part with helping the