By Susan Ferrechio | 03/04/14 02:03 PM
President Obama's $3.9 trillion budget landed with an expected thud in the Republican-led House on Tuesday, while Senate Democrats praised the package as one that would create jobs, help low-income earners, and reduce the nation's huge deficit and debt. Obama's plan echoes the Democratic...
By David M. Drucker | 03/04/14 01:32 PM
The tax reform plan from Michigan Rep. Dave Camp was unimaginable as a Republican document just a few years ago, the result of a shifting political landscape that has seen the triumph of President Obama's tax message and the influence of conservative populism. The House Ways and Means...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/04/14 01:23 PM
With Russia resolute on defending its right to takeover Ukraine's Crimean region, all eyes are on President Obama as he struggles to build a united response with western allies. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a rambling one-hour press conference early Tuesday appeared defiant, called the...
By Sean Lengell | 03/04/14 01:22 PM
Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that the Obama administration has failed to understand that Russian President Vladimir Putin views his relationship with the U.S. through a Cold War prism, urging President Obama not to back down from Russia's recent aggression in Ukraine's Crimea region. Putin...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 01:14 PM
President Obama urged Russia to help deescalate the standoff in Ukraine on Tuesday, saying their military intervention had “not been a sign of strength” and raised legitimate fears in Moscow's neighbors. “There’s a suggestion somehow that the Russian actions have been clever...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 01:04 PM
At an event at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Obama said the $3.9 trillion plan followed through on his promise in February’s State of the Union address to push policies that helped the middle class and fight income inequality.
By Joseph Lawler | 03/04/14 12:30 PM
The White House set out a statement of the Democratic Party's election-year priorities Tuesday morning, unveiling a $3.9 trillion budget for fiscal 2015 that would boost spending on domestic priorities, raise taxes on the rich and shrink the military. The plan would raise taxes by almost $1...
By Zack Colman | 03/04/14 12:19 PM
Republicans are growing more vociferous about speeding natural gas exports, as they say it would help break Russia's chokehold on Central and Eastern Europe. But approving new exports is a complex procedure, and the shipping costs make it tough to find a useful price point.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/04/14 11:42 AM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called on President Obama to lift restrictions on natural gas exports to help Ukraine free itself from Russia's military and economic grasp. “The U.S. Department of Energy's excruciatingly slow approval process amounts to a de facto ban on American natural...
By Brett Barrouquere | 03/04/14 10:28 AM
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a judge's decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries after the attorney general announced that he would not pursue the case further.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/04/14 10:22 AM
Having fended off a baffling challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas Sen. John Cornyn appears poised to glide to victory in the Republican primary contest Tuesday. In a recent poll, Cornyn held a commanding lead over Stockman among likely voters, with 62 percent to 16 percent.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 08:41 AM
The Obama administration is working with Congress and the International Monetary Fund to provide Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees to help stabilize the country's economy, the White House announced on Tuesday.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/04/14 07:11 AM
Approval ratings continue to drop for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, who is seeking re-election in the key battleground state of North Carolina, according to a new poll.
By Joseph Lawler | 03/03/14 08:56 PM
Ahead of Tuesday's release of President Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2015, the White House is drawing attention to the tax cuts that will be included in the plan.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/03/14 06:52 PM
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power Monday strongly challenged Russia's defense of its invasion of Ukraine's Crimea region as a human rights mission aimed at protecting the ethnic Russian population there. Power, arguing in front of her Russian counterpart and other members of...
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