US President Barack Obama is to give a major speech to mark the end of American combat operations in Iraq on August 31, the White House said Tuesday. read more
A top U.S. business group on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to quickly approve a bill that chips away at the U.S. embargo on Cuba by ending decades of restrictions on travel to the island. read more
When Barack Obama became our president, many of us bought into the idea that his victory signaled a “Post-Racial America,” or at least an America that was very much past the old way of dividing its citizens along racial and ethnic lines. read more
The top Republican in the House of Representatives called on Tuesday for President Barack Obama to fire his economic team in a campaign-style speech meant to focus voters on the weak American economy. read more
AP – With a broad grin and aw-shucks approach, Bill Burton is a marked contrast with his boss, the always ready-for-battle White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.
Okay, here’s a heavy-handed analogy, followed by a brief quiz: So, some guys burn a house down. Then they walk away. Another guy comes along and wants to rebuild. Question: is the whole thing the new guy’s fault?
Reuters – A top U.S. business group on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to quickly approve a bill that chips away at the U.S. embargo on Cuba by ending decades of restrictions on travel to the island.
AP – The White House says President Barack Obama will have no further comment on the mosque near Ground Zero in New York and the administration will not get involved in talks about relocating the controversial facility.
Reuters – The White House is reviewing all options for responding to a court ruling stopping federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
CQPolitics.com – Republican candidates for the House are doing better than Democrats at bringing in local dollars.
Gulf Finance House EC, the Bahrain- based investment bank, appointed Deutsche Bank AG as its restructuring adviser. read more
NEW YORK — New York Rep. Charles Rangel has shot back at President Barack Obama’s recent comment that he “end his career with dignity.” read more
Vice Presidet Joe Biden reacted with a bit of sniping sarcasm to House Minority Leader John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) suggestion on Tuesday that the president hit the reset button and fire his top two economic advisers. read more
House Republican leader John Boehner on Tuesday called for the resignation of President Barack Obama’s embattled economic team, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House economic adviser Larry Summers. read more
NEW YORK — New York Rep. Charles Rangel has shot back at President Barack Obama’s recent comment that he "end his career with dignity." Speaking…
AP – The White House says federally funded stem cell research should continue and is exploring how to respond to a judge’s order halting it.
A homeless population equivalent to the size of Los Angeles is unacceptable, and with over five times as many empty houses, we have a moral and economic duty to come up with a creative way to fix this American travesty.
AP – Vice President Joe Biden says an economic speech by the House Republican leader, including a call for President Barack Obama to fire his economic team, only tells voters what the GOP is against but not what they are for.
AP – The White House is hailing the Iraq troop drawdown as a “truly remarkable achievement.”
McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — In a preview of campaign themes for fall’s congressional elections, Vice President Joe Biden and House of Representatives Republican leader John Boehner dueled Tuesday over how to fix the ailing economy, with B…
AP – In a speech on jobs and the economy, House Republican leader John Boehner (BAY’-nur) is urging President Barack Obama to support an extension of tax cuts and to fire key economic advisers.
The Obama administration fesses up to another bank bailout under HAMP.
Can I let you in on something hilarious going around the Internet these days? No, I’m not talking about the Double R…
Is Erik Prince, Blackwater’s sole owner, now taking his profits, trying to sell his company and running away to the Emirates, a country that has no extradition treaty with the United States?