President Barack Obama speaks at a presentation ceremony for the Medal of Honor for Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, at the White House on Feb. 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Poll: 45 Percent Of Americans Approve Of How Obama Is Handling Economy

A new CBS News poll finds that less than half of Americans approve of how President Obama is handling the economy.


John Boehner

Boehner Steadies GOP Team, Reframes Deficit Debate

House Speaker John Boehner has shored up his political clout after a shaky month, persuading his Republican caucus to pick its fights with Democrats more strategically.


Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Tries To Reboot Losing Campaign With Ryan Pick

After months of failing to find a way to gain ground in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has hit the reset button by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, but once the dust has settled and the Conventions are over, it is hard to see how Romney will have changed the direction of the 2012 presidential campaign.


President Barack Obama  (credit: Roger L. Wollenberg/Getty Images)

GOP Spotlights Anniversary Of Obama Saying ‘Unpatriotic’ To Add To Debt

Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan are spotlighting the fourth anniversary of then-candidate Barack Obama saying it was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” to add $4 trillion to the national debt.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to Tea Party supporters at the Bakers of Milford Banquet Hall on Feb. 23, 2012 in Milford, Mich. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Romney: Obama ‘Comfortable Living With Trillion-Dollar Deficits’

It’s all economy all the time for Mitt Romney, who’s back to campaign basics as he tries to fend off Republican presidential rival Rick Santorum in Michigan and Arizona primaries next week.


President Barack Obama is joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius while making a statement in the briefing room at the White House on Feb. 10, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP: Obama’s Budget Not Doing Enough To Attack Dangerous Deficit Problem

President Obama is sending Congress a new budget that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade through government cuts and higher taxes on the wealthy.


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Speaker of the House John Boehner

House GOP Leader Says Deficit Deal Likely

Majority Leader Eric Cantor said he knows the panel is under great pressure but he believes its members can succeed by Nov. 23.


President Barack Obama

No Deficit Deal In Sight Despite Prods By Obama

Obama mentioned his own unsuccessful negotiations with Speaker John Boehner in passing at a news conference in Hawaii on Sunday where he urged the members of the committee to show more flexibility.