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The deficit super committee may have come up empty-handed. but President Obama and a bipartisan audience appeared in good spirits for "an evening of down-home country music," as Mr. Obama put it, Monday night in the White House's East Room.
President Obama spoke with newly installed Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti Monday morning, congratulating him on his appointment and thanking him for taking on the job at such a critical time.
The Republican co-chairman of the congressional debt-reduction committee said Friday morning the panel hasn't reached an deal but is prepared to work through the weekend.
President Obama on Friday turned to mechanics to get him out of a jam, using an autopen to sign an emergency spending bill Congress sent him late Thursday.
With the congressional supercommittee tackling the federal debt crisis apparently gridlocked, Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black on Thursday tapped a higher power.
It's doubtful whether anyone opposes President Obama's health care law more than Ron Paul, but the Texas congressman said Wednesday that the sweeping legislation is not socialized medicine — contrary to claims made by his fellow presidential contenders Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain.
Health care is topped only by jobs as the issue voters care about the most, according to a new survey released Wednesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Industries.
If the Supreme Court is going to rule on Congress's new health care law, one top lawmaker wants to make sure everyone can tune in and watch the arguments.
The biggest loser under Colorado's newly drawn congressional map appears to be Republican Rep. Mike Coffman.
A bipartisan pair of supercommittee members huddled behind closed doors Monday night at the Capitol, as the debt-reduction panel faces a critical deadline in nine days.
At a campaign fundraising brunch at Hawaii's plush Ko Olina Aulani Disney Resort, President Obama touted his signature health care overhaul as an example of the type of change he has brought to Washington and cited his late grandmother's story to back up his argument.
While many Capitol Hill lawmakers insist they're confident the congressional debt reduction "supercommittee" will reach a deal by its Nov. 223 deadline, a new poll finds that the public isn't so sure.
Supercommittee member Rep. James E. Clyburn has denied the bipartisan group is at a standoff and said he is hopeful a deal can be reached before next week's deadline.
Millionaires are Democrats' favorite targets this season, but one Republican has also put them in his sights: Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, who has released a report concluding that millionaires get more than $30 billion in subsidies and tax credits from the government each year.
President Obama was overheard joking with world leaders in his home state of Hawaii Sunday that dressing them up in traditional Hawaiian garb for a group photograph would have been "embarrassing."
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