Topic: Nancy Pelosi
President Obama convened an unusual Saturday meeting with Congressional leaders on the looming government default. The session lasted less than an hour, and the atmospherics appeared grim.
07/23/2011 03:20 pm
The proposal by the 'Gang of Six' senators Tuesday draws on ideas from the deficit commission. The middle-of-the-road plan will have to overcome partisan concerns and a lack of time.
07/19/2011 10:53 pm
With debt ceiling talks showing no progress, some GOP leaders and constituencies are becoming concerned by the party's hard line in negotiations. Meanwhile, some Democrats are similarly worried about President Obama's bargaining.
07/14/2011 08:05 pm
Conservative groups had been worried that House Speaker John Boehner would agree to some tax increases in a deal to trim deficits and raise the debt ceiling.
07/11/2011 08:31 pm
Details of the US debt and deficit talks have been mostly secret, fueling concerns on both sides of the aisle that their leaders will compromise party values or give away too much.
07/11/2011 12:09 pm
With the White House preparing for negotiations Sunday over a deal on raising the debt ceiling, House Democrats say they will not support cuts in Social Security or Medicare benefits.
07/09/2011 11:03 am
President Obama is pushing for a comprehensive deal to raise the debt ceiling and trim long-term deficits. But any big deal will require arm-twisting in Congress, and time is running out.
07/08/2011 10:03 am
Michele Bachmann won neck-and-neck status with presumed front-runner Mitt Romney in the first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. But with a serious candidacy come tough questions about her record and political assertions.
06/26/2011 05:47 pm
The administration's decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is pure politics, say some. The White House says it's trying to offset a drop in Libyan light sweet crude – needed for gasoline – at the height of the summer driving season.
06/23/2011 06:14 pm
In a break with prevailing patterns on Capitol Hill, the response to President Obama’s announcement about a troop drawdown in Afghanistan is not playing out strictly along party lines.
06/23/2011 04:52 pm