Two books for young readers explore Lincoln as a family man.
House and Senate negotiators crafted a deal Wednesday, pushing for floor votes this week. Tax cuts make up about a third of the total expenditure.
They tried to reassure Congress and regain the trust of an angry public on Wednesday.
Senate's $838 billion package of tax cuts and new spending must be reconciled with the House bill. There may be little room to maneuver.
Obama held his first press conference Monday night, and by week's end will have visited three economically distressed cities.
Biden opens a door on Iran, but presses allies on Afghanistan.