The plan, projecting a $1.7 trillion deficit, includes a down payment on universal healthcare.
The president listens to tactical commanders in extending it to 19 months.
Republican members weigh working with Obama versus more traditional opposition role.
His national address Tuesday was part acknowledgment of the grave economic challenges, part pep talk.
Officials visiting this week press for continued funding of an antidrug strategy and passage of a free-trade agreement.
January prices slipped more, but may help clear the glut of homes, stabilizing the market.
She couldn't help but send the presidential family her award-winning cookies through a friend.