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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."
A musician serenaded oblivious world leaders, including President Obama, with a lengthy tribute to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement at a Pacific summit in Hawaii.
First lady Michelle Obama told spouses of international leaders at a luncheon in Hawaii Sunday that she feels welcome in America's 50th state because of its "spirit of openness and tolerance."
Weighing in on the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, President Obama said Friday night that officials working at universities and other institutions "can't leave it to somebody else" to protect children from predators.
Just before President Obama left town for a 10-day tour of Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia, he called up the co-chairs of the deficit super committee to check in and give them a bit of a lecture.
Someone was bound to ask Rick Perry at some point about his most memorable moment of the debate season so far. And Sara Williams delivered, giving the three-term Texas governor and Air Force veteran a firm reminder that his brain freeze will continue to haunt him as he campaigns for president.
The White House is dismissing new email evidence in the Solyndra investigation as trumped-up and "cherry-picked."
Hours after Texas Gov. Rick Perry struggled through one of the most cringe-worthy moments of the debate season, his presidential campaign team was busy spinning his memory lapse over one of the federal agencies he has promised to scrap by comparing it to the "human moments" of presidents current and past.
The vocal leader of Tea Party Nation has a message for Herman Cain: leave the Republican presidential race.
Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to roll out her foreign-policy approach Thursday in South Carolina, but in remarks she made earlier this week, she staked out a position that could mean ending foreign assistance to Israel, generally considered the biggest U.S. ally in the Middle East and one that most GOP candidates defend.
A new Rasmussen Reports poll may portend bad news for Herman Cain, the Republican presidential contender who has been dogged in recent day by allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior in the 1990s. The poll also paints a pretty dismal picture of political ethics in general.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, offered up distinctly different takes on Tuesday's election results.
President Obama's spokesman Jay Carney is downplaying White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley's decision to hand over some of his duties to senior aide Peter Rouse.
By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units