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
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is adding an asterisk to his name in the history books.
His inauguration will be only the seventh time that the constitutionally mandated date for a president's swearing-in - Jan. 20 - has fallen on a Sunday. So, following tradition, the inauguration
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama hailed an "ambitious reform agenda" set forth by the incoming president of Mexico as he and President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday at the White House.
Obama said it was fitting that the men were meeting even before
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.N. treaty promoting equal rights for the disabled faced an uncertain future in the Senate Tuesday as Republicans objected to taking up an international treaty during a lame-duck session of Congress and expressed concerns about ceding authority
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three women AIDS activists saying they wanted to highlight the "naked truth" about potential spending cuts in HIV programs were arrested Tuesday after taking their clothes off in the lobby of House Speaker John Boehner's office.
The trio had
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to make a public case this week for his strategy for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, traveling to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday as he pressures Republicans to allow tax increases on the wealthy while extending
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will meet with Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday at the White House.
The president and Vice President Joe Biden plan to discuss with Pena Nieto a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues during their meeting in the Oval Office
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - For decades, conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of office if they didn't pledge to oppose tax increases. Many lawmakers signed on.
But now, several senior Republicans are breaking ranks, willing to