The bipartisan committee tasked with developing a broader plan to control the government’s debt is likely to confront the same ideological divide that caused an almost crippling impasse in the debt-limit debate.
Vice President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell launched the endgame as Old Washington moved in to create a deal that New Washington didn’t much like.
President Obama is pivoting quickly back to the economy, vowing to fight for “new jobs, higher wages and faster economic growth.” Secretary of Treasury Geithner is expected to quit soon, providing a new opportunity for Obama.
Obama’s campaign expects to raise tens of millions of dollars less this summer than it did in the spring because negotiations over the debt limit forced him to cancel several fundraisers.
Obama will mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with visits to all three sites. Local communities are best suited to combatting violent extremism, the Obama administration concludes in a new national plan to fight the threat of al-Qaida and other violent radicals at home.
Secretary of State Clinton met with U.S.-based Syrian democracy activists as the Obama administration weighed new sanctions on Syria
A GOP lawmaker apologized to Obama for using the term “tar baby.”
And the RNC accidentally listed Obama’s last day in office as January 20, 2017.