Sen. John Thune

President Barack Obama (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Thune: Obama’s Response To VA Allegations ‘Is An Embarrassment’

After weeks of criticism for a detached response, President Barack Obama is showing new resolve to respond to a growing crisis over veterans’ health care.


President Barack Obama is greeted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, as he arrives at the U.S. Captiol for his third day of meetings with members of Congress on March 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Charm Offensive’: Obama To Host GOP Senators At White House For Dinner

President Barack Obama’s “charm offensive” continues Wednesday night as he hosts Republicans senators at the White House for dinner.


At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Schumer: ‘Odds Are Better Than People Think’ Fiscal Cliff Deal Gets Done

A Senate Democrat says he believes “odds are better than people think” that a deal can be reached to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts next week.