Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years, driven by an intractable budget dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Republicans in the House stated Wednesday they will not pass two crucial bills unless all of the funding for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is dropped.
Persuading first-term Republicans in the House is President Barack Obama’s toughest sell on military strikes against Syria.
A Democratic aide said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is “guardedly optimistic” that his chamber will approve limited military strikes next week against Syria.
House Speaker John Boehner says he will support President Barack Obama’s call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use .
Wary of another war, congressional Republicans and Democrats pressed President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. military should attack Syria and involve Americans in a deadly civil conflict that has roiled the Mideast.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the key Senate players in the push to overhaul America’s immigration system is voicing fresh confidence that an accommodation can be reached with the House. Sen. Chuck Schumer says it’s […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s hard to find anyone who thinks President Barack Obama’s series of heavily promoted economic speeches will be the flash point that unclogs the system in Washington — including the president. A […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve, President Barack Obama is making a renewed push for policies to expand the middle class, […]
President Barack Obama will try to ratchet up pressure on House Republicans this week to pass legislation overhauling the nation’s immigration laws.