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Obama tries eating out as new way to reach Republicans

Obama tries eating out as new way to reach Republicans

Shifting course in the face of political gridlock, President Barack Obama is making rare overtures to rank-and-file Republicans, inviting GOP senators to dinner Wednesday, planning visits to Capitol Hill and…

White House tours cancelled but Capitol visits continue on

White House tours cancelled but Capitol visits continue on

If your public tour of the White House has now been canceled, House Speaker John Boehner says come visit the Capitol instead. Boehner says tours of that building will continue,…

Some signs of cooperation between sides on budget debacle

Some signs of cooperation between sides on budget debacle

The Obama administration and congressional Republicans are quietly working in tandem to blunt the impact of short-term spending cuts that kicked in with dire White House warnings a few days…

For first time, federal budget cuts affect Washington, DC

For first time, federal budget cuts affect Washington, DC

To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is listen to the ads on an all-news radio…

Republicans propose funding measure to help Pentagon, avoid government shutdown

Republicans propose funding measure to help Pentagon, avoid government shutdown

Republicans controlling the House moved Monday to give the Pentagon more money for military readiness while easing the pain felt by such agencies as the FBI and the Border Patrol…

Former Obama staffers try their hand at influence peddling

Former Obama staffers try their hand at influence peddling

President Barack Obama learned in his first term that he couldn’t change Washington from the inside, saying in the heat of his re-election race: “You can only change it from…

Politics: Black and white labels in a shades of gray reality

Politics: Black and white labels in a shades of gray reality

From an early age, Americans are conditioned to see the world in sharp contrast — black-and-white labels in a society where the reality is many shades of gray. The details,…

Biden helps stage voting rights march re-enactment

Biden helps stage voting rights march re-enactment

The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans‘ votes haven’t stopped in the years since the…

Mitch McConnell claims racism in Tweets about his Asian-born wife

Mitch McConnell claims racism in Tweets about his Asian-born wife

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lambasted a liberal group on Saturday for criticizing the Asian heritage of his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, calling its Twitter messages “racial slurs”…

Obama, GOP continue to blame each other for sequestration

Obama, GOP continue to blame each other for sequestration

Severe spending cuts now the law of the land, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpability for failing to stave off what both parties acknowledged…