By Brian Hughes | 10/17/13 08:17 AM
The bipartisan deal to reopen the federal government and avoid a default is a clear victory for the White House, but likely a short-lived one with President Obama facing a number of unresolved challenges on the horizon. Obama was rewarded for his hardline stance during the fiscal feud,...
By Brian Hughes | 10/16/13 08:55 PM
President Obama on Wednesday vowed to immediately sign a bill to reopen the federal government and increase the nation's debt limit once the legislation clears Congress but warned that “there's a lot of work ahead” for a gridlocked Washington.
By Brian Hughes | 10/16/13 04:03 PM
President Obama will host Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House on Nov. 1, officials announced on Wednesday.
By Brian Hughes | 10/16/13 02:25 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted Wednesday that President Obama's plan to push comprehensive immigration reform in coming days will not distract from correcting a rocky rollout for Obamacare.
By Brian Hughes | 10/16/13 01:25 PM
The White House welcomed a Senate deal Wednesday to end the federal government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, saying the pact would “remove the threat of economic brinkmanship” if approved. White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama fully supported the Senate...
By Brian Hughes | 10/15/13 12:35 PM
The White House on Tuesday threw cold water on the House GOP's latest proposal to reopen the federal government and lift the debt ceiling, accusing Republicans of kowtowing to the Tea Party and obstructing a bipartisan Senate plan to end the fiscal deadlock. House Republican leaders are...
By Brian Hughes | 10/14/13 03:02 PM
The White House announced that a planned meeting between President Obama and congressional leaders Monday afternoon had been postponed to allow fiscal negotiations to continue on Capitol Hill.
By Brian Hughes | 10/14/13 01:38 PM
President Obama on Monday said the federal government faces a "good chance of defaulting" if Republicans can't unite behind a plan to raise the nation's borrowing limit. Obama made the remarks during a surprise visit to a D.C. food bank Monday, leaving the White House to meet with furloughed...
By Brian Hughes | 10/14/13 12:22 PM
President Obama will host Democratic and Republican congressional leaders at the White House on Monday, as both sides try to break an impasse less than three days away from the deadline to raise the nation's debt limit.
By Brian Hughes | 10/13/13 04:01 PM
President Obama spoke over the phone with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday, as the two leaders continue to insist on a so-called clean funding bill and debt ceiling increase amid little progress on Capitol Hill. “They reinforced that there must be a clean debt limit...
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