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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Brendan Buck
Turning his attention yet again to the economy, President Obama on Wednesday zeroed in on the "defining challenge" of this generation — growing income inequality between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America.
President Obama called Speaker John A. Boehner Tuesday morning, but only to repeat his refusal to bargain on bills to reopen the government and raise the nation's borrowing limit.
President Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House Wednesday to seek a resolution to the shutdown.
Even after House Speaker John A. Boehner lent his support a resolution backing strikes on Syria, his staff said it's still going to be an "uphill battle" to get it passed through Congress.
Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. knows based on intelligence that the Syrian regime carefully prepared for days to launch a chemical weapons attack — killing 1,429 people.
President Obama will take to the road to justify his new economic plans Wednesday based on what aides call the "significant" progress of the past five years, but economic benchmarks during his presidency show a mixed bag of gains and setbacks on pocketbook issues.
President Obama on Tuesday used a hyped speech on climate change to signal — with a wink and a nod — that he's likely to approve the $7 billion Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
House Republicans accused President Obama of "stunning cynicism" Wednesday for planning an event at the White House with college students to highlight a potential increase in student-loan rates this summer, reprising an issue from last year's re-election campaign.
Under growing pressure, the White House on Wednesday released emails that showed the talking points crafted to explain the deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi last year were changed at the behest of a State Department worried about political fallout.
Angry over anticipated changes to Social Security in President Obama's budget, liberal lawmakers, unions and groups representing retired Americans protested outside the White House on Tuesday, one day ahead of the the budget's scheduled release.
If anyone still thinks President Obama is serious about putting our fiscal house in order, Exhibits A and B prove he has been playing political games with this issue from the beginning.
The jobless rate has risen to nearly 8 percent, economic growth has screeched to a halt, and there's grumbling among President Obama's most loyal voters about 14 percent black unemployment.
With more than 12 million Americans out of work, President Obama has decided to shut down his Jobs Council.
President Obama has agreed to lower his demand for higher taxes on wealthy Americans to those making $400,000 and above as part of negotiations with House Speaker John A. Boehner to avoid the "fiscal cliff," sources familiar with the discussions told The Washington Times on Monday night.
A green-energy auto loan program that has come under sharp scrutiny lately from Republicans got an early boost back in 2008 from Rep. Paul Ryan, records show.
Brendan Buck, chief spokesman for House Speaker John A. Boehner, said it best this week in an email to reporters: "It should be no surprise why [Obama's] approach has left more Americans struggling to get ahead.
"Ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or hire high-priced lobbyists and lawyers to secure policies that tilt the playing field in their favor at everyone else's expense," he said. "So people get the bad taste that the system is rigged. That increases cynicism and polarization and it decreases the political participation that is a requisite part of our system of self-governing."