WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama’s health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it’s headed for a “train wreck” because of bumbling implementation.
EDITOR’S NOTE – One in a series examining President Barack Obama’s campaign promises and what he is doing, or not doing, to keep them. The issue: Taxes are at the center of every major budget fight gripping Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2014 that aims to slash the deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years, raise taxes on the wealthy and trim popular benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that strives to achieve a “grand bargain” to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before it is unveiled, President Barack Obama’s new budget is opening to poor reviews from liberal allies entrenched in their opposition to shaving benefit programs and GOP opponents equally opposed to new tax increases.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week, opening what’s sure to be a raucous public debate.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Making a down payment on his vow to go all in for Democrats in 2014, President Obama is courting well-heeled donors in California on a two-day fundraising jaunt that requires the president to walk a fine line:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a tea party-flavored budget plan that promises sharp cuts in safety-net programs for the poor and a clampdown on domestic agencies, in sharp contrast to less austere plans favored by Democrats.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican plan to make it easier for job seekers to learn skills by consolidating dozens of sometimes redundant job training programs is meeting resistance from Democrats who say it could leave some without critical assistance.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he is optimistic that President Barack Obama will be able to reach an agreement with Republicans in Congress to break a budget impasse that has triggered across-the-board government spending cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday likened political reporters to “crack addicts” and “heroin addicts” during a tour of morning talk shows that drew repeated questions about the still-distant 2016 presidential election.
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.”