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  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (right), Virginia Republican, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (left), California Republican, listens as House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers snipe as debt deadline nears

    Testy lawmakers and President Obama headed back for a fifth day of debt-limit negotiations Thursday, pointing fingers at each other while trying to stave off a government financial default.

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    McConnell, Boehner increase criticism of Obama

    The top two Republicans in Congress sought Tuesday to put the onus on President Obama for failure to resolve a fight over how to increase the government's borrowing authority.

  • President Obama heads to the Oval Office after making a statement about the unemployment numbers in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 8, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Restive Democrats warn Obama on deficit talks

    Turmoil in Democratic ranks spread Friday over President Obama's bid to reduce spending on Social Security and Medicare as part of intensifying deficit-reduction talks with congressional Republican leaders.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, responds to questions and offers remarks during an interview in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 6, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Interrogation at sea skirts Obama pledge

    The Obama administration, which refuses to send terrorism suspects to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, on Wednesday defended its decision to interrogate a detainee for two months aboard a U.S. Navy ship, outside the reach of American law.

  • Obama takes on 'tweeters' in Twitter town hall

    So much for 140 characters or less. A president, it seems, gets to respond to a tweet on his own terms.

  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House on June 30, 2011. (Associated Press)

    White House defends Obama fundraisers as debt deadline looms

    The White House on Thursday defended President Obama's plan to attend a pair of campaign fundraisers in Philadelphia one day after he chided Congress for taking too much time off without reaching a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

  • White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama gets into debt-reduction debate

    The high-stakes negotiations over the country's long-term debt problems kicked into another gear Monday as President Obama met separately with the Senate's two top leaders in hopes of jump-starting a deal.

  • **FILE** House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican (Associated Press)

    Taxes take top Republicans out of deficit-paring talks

    Republican negotiators walked away from bipartisan deficit reduction talks between Congress and the White House on Thursday, saying the bargaining sessions had reached an impasse over tax increases Democrats are insisting must be part of any eventual deal.

  • Danny Montoya of Warrenton, Va., holds a sign up in Lafayette Park outside the White House on May 2, 2011, the morning after the country learned that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. Navy Seals. Montoya says that our first initiative following the Sept. 11 attacks was to get Osama Bin Laden, and he feels that now that he's dead, some of the U.S. troops who have been assigned to more remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan should be able to come home. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Obama to lay out pace of troop pullout

    President Obama will explain Wednesday night his plan for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, with indications of a more rapid recall of soldiers than military advisers recommended but not enough to satisfy his liberal allies.

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