A new strategy that would lop $3.7 trillion off the deficit over 10 years is gaining in the Senate. But the House appeared to be moving to the right, as Republicans refused to back away from their insistence on not adding taxes and passing legislation to cap spending and created a balanced budget amendment. Passage in the House would be tough, but not impossible.
Vice President Biden voted against a debt ceiling increase in 1984.
Obama backs legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
Since Secretary of State Clinton’s sharp words last week, the Obama administration has stopped short of calling for President Bashar Assad to resign and has toned down its rhetoric.
Michele Bachmann claimed migraines she suffers are manageable and won’t interfere with her ability to lead the country. But questions about the problem are only escalating. Tim Pawlenty says Bachmann lacks experience.
A State Department contract specialist participated in awarding more than $52 million in taxpayer-funded contracts to a company owned and operated by her husband and daughter.
A man’s call to shoot Obama is ruled “free speech.”
And retail heavyweights like Walmart will join first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to the nation’s food deserts.