Congress returned from its July 4 recess Tuesday fumbling for a way to avert a second government shutdown in three years, as GOP majorities forged ahead with spending bills that President Obama has threatened to veto, saying they’re insufficient to meet the nation’s needs and are beholden to misguided spending caps.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders said Sunday that “99.9 percent” of gun owners obey the law.
Al Cardenas, a close ally and fundraiser for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hinted Tuesday that the 2016 GOP hopeful’s campaign fundraising totals will surpass those of top earners Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz.
President Obama urged the Greek prime minister and German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone Tuesday to find a solution to Greece’s debt crisis.
The Obama administration once again is touting new data showing job growth and another drop in the nation’s unemployment rate, but beneath the surface lies a more bleak picture of the U.S. economy, as more and more Americans disappear from the labor force.
Finally! A great, unifying figure emerges in American politics to bring the endlessly bickering factions here in Washington back together again.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that while skepticism of government is “part of our DNA” as Americans, people who openly “dis” the government are effectively “dissing our democracy.”
President Obama told the leader of Vietnam’s Communist Party that he plans to visit the Southeast Asian nation soon, as the two leaders discussed tensions with China and Vietnam’s poor record on human rights in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday.
The White House said Tuesday that nuclear talks with Iran are “worth continuing” despite negotiators in Vienna missing their second deadline within the past week to reach an agreement.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday said Puerto Rico deserved a “fair shot” at using U.S. bankruptcy laws to restructure some $72 billion in debt.
The large crowds turning out to see presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders are a “good sign” for Democrats in 2016 rather than a bad sign for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Obama’s spokesman said Tuesday.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Tuesday it is time for the GOP to relent and jettison the so-called sequester caps on spending as the parties march toward a possible government shutdown this fall.