Republican lawmakers usually back tax cuts for businesses, but the $33 billion price tag of Obama's proposal may deter those who are more worried about runaway deficits.
President Obama will meet Friday with House Republicans during their annual retreat. It's a symbolic display of bipartianship, but will it make a difference?
Senate Democrats raised the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion and passed a pay-as-you-go measure Thursday. Both needed 60 votes. But a bid to cap federal spending exposed different fault lines.
President Obama's State of the Union speech emphasized cooperation and policies favored by both Republicans and Democrats, but offered no solutions for breaking partisan gridlock in Congress.
President Obama, in his State of the Union address Wednesday, showed little inclination to downscale his ambitious agenda and, strikingly, devoted a fair bit of his speech to the need to change the partisan tone in Washington.
The president said that economic recovery was his top priority but said he wouldn't abandon health care reform and other signature plans.
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address
Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman joins Republicans in calling for details on any deals the White House may have made with special interests in crafting healthcare reform legislation. Did industry groups get special treatment?
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at a political low point. He needs to buck up his party and soothe a frustrated electorate. Will he adopt his new fighting persona? Will anyone heckle him?