Neither Boehner nor Stewart can recognize certain preferences in the tax code for what they really are – spending.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday began enumerating ways to cut the US budget deficit. Tax breaks for oil and gas companies topped their list, as they challenged Republicans to whittle 'subsidies.'
Speaker John Boehner would exact a stiff price for once again raising the debt ceiling: trillions in spending cuts. Guess how many times Congress has raised debt limit since 1962?
House Speaker John Boehner calls for trillions in spending cuts as a condition of raising the national debt limit. Is that bar so high that Congress will do short-term fixes – and wait for voters to speak in Election 2012?
Medicare reform passed the House. But GOP leaders say they won't push Medicare vouchers in the current round of spending talks.
At his first major public appearance since making the Osama bin Laden announcement, President Obama will lay a wreath at ground zero and meet with first responders and relatives of 9/11 victims.
US and Pakistani interests do diverge in some areas, but combating Al Qeada isn't one of them. In fact, the speculation around Pakistan's complicity following the killing of Osama bin Laden is misplaced and harmful to our future cooperation with Pakistan, making us less safe.
The White House seems to have decided that satisfying skeptics is not worth the risk of releasing 'gruesome' photos of Osama bin Laden, which could enrage radicals.
Bin Laden tape: White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said in a series of appearances on morning television: 'This needs to be done thoughtfully,' with careful consideration given to what kind of reaction the images might provoke.