President Obama, in his latest bid to rally public support in the debt-ceiling battle with Republicans, has taken to Twitter.
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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday that a House Republican deficit-reduction proposal could lead to the end of Medicare.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was hospitalized Thursday morning after he complained of difficulty breathing.
Weighing in on the debt talks, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week said it feared House Republicans' plan to reduce spending and raise the government's borrowing limit would cut essential services, and urged that Congress look instead at tax increases and military spending cuts.
Even as the Obama administration continues to sound the alarm over a potential government default, things weren't all doom and gloom Wednesday at the White House, where staffers manning the official Twitter feed invoked a viral Internet joke featuring a 1987 music video.
Hours after Democratic leaders implored President Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment to unilaterally raise the nation's borrowing limit, the White House again swatted the idea down, saying only Congress has the authority to act.
With talks still stalled on Capitol Hill, a key House Democratic leader said Wednesday that President Obama should take another look at using the 14th Amendment to the Constitution to unilaterally raise the debt limit to provide the markets with stability.
House Speaker John A. Boehner's debt limit bill reduces future spending by $850 billion from current levels, according to the Congressional Budget Office — far short of the $1.1 trillion he has claimed.
The White House on Tuesday signaled that President Obama would veto House Speaker John A. Boehner's latest plan to raise the debt ceiling, but Republicans are questioning whether it amounts to a true veto threat.
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden offered their sympathies to the people of Norway on Tuesday, visiting the Norwegian ambassador's D.C. home to sign a condolence book in honor of those killed in Friday's attacks.
In a well-timed hearing, members of the Senate Finance Committee heard advice from federal budget wonks Tuesday morning on how to reduce the deficit — even as Congress remains consumed by debates over how and whether to raise the federal debt ceiling.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has asked the chamber's ethics panel to investigate allegations that fellow Democrat Rep. David Wu had "inappropriate activities" with an 18-year-old woman.
House Democrats invoked the record-breaking weekend temperatures as they railed against a Republican bill up for floor discussion this week that cuts funding and trims the regulatory power of federal environmental agencies.
A government watchdog group has asked Congress to investigate whether News Corp top executives James and Rupert Murdock meet Federal Communications Commission standards to retain their 27 Fox broadcast licenses.
President Obama, defending himself against charges from liberals that he lacks conviction in budget negotiations with Republicans, compared himself to the Great Emancipator, President Lincoln.