SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris is declining to address comments this month by President Barack Obama that sparked a national discussion over whether compliments paid to a woman detract from her accomplishments.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Close aides and loyal allies who made President Obama’s re-election possible are attempting to do what’s never been done before: building an extensive, well-heeled network of outside groups to promote his agenda and shape his legacy.
NEW YORK (AP) — David Axelrod, former strategist and aide to President Obama, has landed a new job at NBC News. The network said Tuesday that Axelrod is joining as a senior political analyst.
(AP) – The text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, released by the White House as prepared for delivery: “Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:
WASHINGTON (AP) — In their fiscal cliff standoff, President Obama wants to raise taxes by $20 billion a year more than House Speaker Boehner. The president wants the government to spend that much more yearly than Boehner does, too.
(AP) – There are several competing plans to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” a one-two combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. Here are some highlights of the plans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 100 million taxpayers — about two-thirds of all filers — won’t be able to file their 2012 tax returns until late March if Congress doesn’t adjust the alternative minimum tax by the end of the year, the Internal Revenue Service said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimistic despite a tightening deadline, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he and House Speaker John Boehner are “pretty close” to a grand fiscal deal to avoid a first-of-the-year shock to the economy, but — read more.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks from an economy-threatening deadline, fiscal cliff talks hit a lull Tuesday.
(AP) – An update on the latest offers on the table in negotiations to avert a year-end avalanche of federal tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”: