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Secretary Jack Lew underwent surgery to treat a benign enlarged prostate. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Treasury: Jack Lew Is Resting Comfortably After Outpatient Surgery

Secretary Jack Lew underwent surgery to treat a benign enlarged prostate.


President Barack Obama speaks to supporters, local politicians and steelworkers at the USX Irvin Works in West Mifflin, Pa. on Jan. 29, 2014. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I’m Not Going To Not Do Anything Without Congress’

Declaring that hard work should pay off for every American, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an order to create starter retirement accounts that could be opened with as little as $25 but acknowledged there’s a limit to the help he can give low-wage workers without congressional action.


File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Admin Presses To Delay Iran Sanctions In Hope Of Negotiations

The Obama administration is stepping up pressure on the Senate to hold off on another round of Iran sanctions as Western powers test Tehran’s willingness to scale back its nuclear aims.


Speaker of the House John Boehner responds to President Barack Obama's comments at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner To Lay Out Debt Ceiling Proposal To Obama

House Speaker John Boehner will ask House Republicans for a short-term debt ceiling increase in an effort to avoid a default, The Associated Press reports.


Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 1, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Treasury Secretary’s Assertion US Could Default If Debt Ceiling Not Raised ‘Simply False’

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo said Monday he would “absolutely not” vote to raise the debt ceiling without spending cuts, downplaying the possibility of a U.S. default that has already made global markets nervous.


U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama Risking Default By Rejecting Talks With Republicans

The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.