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Biden’s gun control proposals will spark a gunfight on Capitol Hill

Biden’s gun control proposals will spark a gunfight on Capitol Hill

Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up a series of White House meetings on Friday and prepared recommendations to curb gun violence that will call for expanded background checks on gun…

No clear path for Obama to act alone on debt ceiling crisis

No clear path for Obama to act alone on debt ceiling crisis

The White House would be taking a risk if it tries to make a constitutional end-run around Congress’ authority to raise the debt ceiling, legal experts said. The “public debt”…

What new Treasury Secretary nominee doesn’t know could be a problem

What new Treasury Secretary nominee doesn’t know could be a problem

President Barack Obama broke the mold on Thursday by choosing a budget wonk to serve as U.S. Treasury secretary, leaving gaps on the international and financial side that could make…

Afghan lawmakers predict disaster, civil war if U.S. pulls troops out

Afghan lawmakers predict disaster, civil war if U.S. pulls troops out

  Afghan lawmakers said on Wednesday disaster and civil war would follow if Washington pushed ahead with a suggestion to withdraw all its troops from the country after 2014. The…

GOP Senator threatens to block new CIA director’s nomination

GOP Senator threatens to block new CIA director’s nomination

A Republican senator threatened on Tuesday to block the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the CIA until the administration provides more information to Congress about the September…

Obama’s pick for CIA director defends drone strikes

Obama’s pick for CIA director defends drone strikes

In White House councils, John Brennan has been privy to the most secret U.S. intelligence programs. Outwardly, he has been the administration’s most public defender of one of President Barack…

White House looking for sharply increased gun control laws

White House looking for sharply increased gun control laws

The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing U.S. gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, the Washington Post reported on…

Geithner leaving Treasury post: Trouble for Obama?

Geithner leaving Treasury post: Trouble for Obama?

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner‘s plans to leave near the end of January put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for…

Embattled Boehner holds on to Speaker’s post

Embattled Boehner holds on to Speaker’s post

Despite a rocky few weeks during the “fiscal cliff” fight, John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday and will again lead Republicans as they…

The fiscal cliff debacle: From hope to hopelessness

The fiscal cliff debacle: From hope to hopelessness

It began so optimistically. On November 16, after their first “fiscal cliff” session with President Barack Obama, the four leaders of Congress had stood in the driveway of the White…