Gene Sperling

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, U.S. Treasury Jacob Lew speaks on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)

White House open to short-term hike in debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are drafting legislation to raise the nation’s debt limit without the type of unrelated conditions Republicans have said they intend to demand, officials said Monday, as the White House signaled […]

10/07/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Barbed humor on the menu at annual Gridiron dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama had a ready excuse for anyone who didn’t think he was funny enough at Saturday night’s Gridiron dinner: “My joke writers have been placed on furlough.”

03/10/2013

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