The Senate's top Republican said Wednesday that in the closed-door budget talks, the White House was offering just an additional $2 billion in actual spending cuts for 2012 — compared to an expected deficit of $1.1 trillion for the whole year.
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Partisan tit for tat over raising the nation's debt limit continued Tuesday, as the No. 2 House Democrat rebuked GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor for saying Republicans were making a concession simply by agreeing to join the negotiations.
Sen. Harry Reid surprised lawmakers last week by canceling the Senate's July 4 vacation last week to fight over the budget — only to instead schedule a vote on President Obama's troop deployment in Libya.
After 2½ years in office, President Obama now "owns" the economy as an issue, according to top adviser David Plouffe, who added he was confident that voters understand that recovering from a devastating recession Mr. Obama inherited takes time.
A new poll out this week finds that in a head-to-head battle against Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election, President Obama would emerge victorious the Lone Star state.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to launch a criminal investigation of Rep. Laura Richardson regarding possible misuse of her staff.
President Obama's regulatory czar told a Capitol Hill gathering Tuesday that the administration has produced fewer burdensome rules for industry than did the administration of President George W. Bush.
The Club for Growth, the influential fiscal conservative group, released a glowing review Tuesday of Rep. Michelle Bachmann's tenure in Congress and the Minnesota state Senate, saying that the third-term lawmaker and 2012 presidential hopeful has a solid record of supporting pro-growth policies.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, said Tuesday that he and other lawmakers looking into a controversial undercover federal gun sting want answers from the Obama administration on who approved the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, in a speech Tuesday at the Council on Foreign Relations, plans to lay out his strategic vision for the nation's involvement in the Middle East, calling on his fellow Republicans not to shrink away from what he sees as the nation's commitments in the region.
Bristol Palin said her mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has decided whether or not she'll run for president in 2012 — but she wouldn't tip her mom's hand.
Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo's own John Wayne. The only problem, as one eagle-eyed reader notes: Waterloo's John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer.
At least one fellow Texas Republican believes Gov. Rick Perry, already flirting with a 2012 presidential run, is getting ready to jump into the race.
Republicans seem to have settled informally on a message for 2012: Obama made it worse.
The Club for Growth on Wednesday said presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman Jr. has "a lot of explaining to do if he wants to win the Republican nomination."