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Republicans reacted angrily to President Obama's Monday-afternoon rally with middle-class residents, saying it seemed to them as if he was taking a victory lap for having forced them to concede on tax increases.
Faced with an inability to reach a deal with congressional Republicans on the "fiscal cliff," President Obama is downplaying his own comparisons of himself to Abraham Lincoln, a president often credited with holding feuding Washington factions together.
As lawmakers try to find a last-minute deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," the chamber's chaplain, the Rev. Barry C. Black, pleaded with God on Sunday to help Congress "save us from self-inflicted wounds."
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Sunday that President Obama should stop casting blame and instead lead efforts to avert the "fiscal cliff," saying Mr. Obama could have solved the situation long ago if he'd put more pressure on Senate Democrats.
If President Obama is hoping to attract bipartisan support by nominating a Republican for defense secretary, he may be disappointed in the result.
With rebels advancing on the capital city of the Central African Republic, the U.S. has deployed about 50 combat troops to neighboring Chad to support the evacuation of U.S. Embassy personnel and American private citizens, President Obama notified Congress in a letter Saturday.
Filmmaker Oliver Stone says President Obama has played a key role in turning the United States into an "Orwellian" society.
Is the post-"fiscal cliff" blame game already under way? A couple of Capitol Hill's more liberal lawmakers, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats, and Rep. Karen Bass, a California Democrat who is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, took swipes at their Republican colleagues on Saturday.
President Obama is set to make a rare Sunday news show appearance this weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press," the network has announced.
An anti-abortion protester was forcibly removed from the Senate's public gallery Friday after he began shouting just as the Senate recessed for lunch.
With just a narrow window remaining to strike a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, President Obama will meet with Congressional leaders Friday afternoon at the White House.
The National Rifle Association, which has become entangled in the national debate over gun control in the wake of the recent shootings in Newtown, Conn., has a 54 percent favorability rating among Americans, according to Gallup.
Rep. Ed Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, will run for the U.S. Senate seat likely to be vacated by John Kerry, who President Obama recently announced as his selection to be the next U.S. Secretary of State, the Boston Globe reports.
President Obama invited Hawaii's new Sen.-designate Brian Schatz to ride back with him to Washington, D.C., on Air Force One Wednesday night.
As the deadline nears, Americans are increasingly pessimistic that their leaders in Washington will avoid the "fiscal cliff" looming in less than a week, according to the latest Gallup polling.
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