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Facing frustration from Democrats, Obama defends tax cuts deal

A defensive President Obama cast himself Tuesday as the guardian of middle-class Americans and the unemployed, saying sharply that he had to strike a deal with Senate Republicans over the…

The Fix: The anger of Barack Obama

President Obama, long criticized by many in his own party for lacking appropriate passion, delivered a blunt and confrontational message to his liberal critics during a press conference today. Read…

Court hearing for former Rand Paul staffer delayed

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A court hearing for a former volunteer with Kentucky Republican Rand Paul’s Senate campaign has been postponed. Read more……

Obama defends White House deal with GOP on tax cuts

President Obama on Tuesday forcefully defended the deal his administration has struck with Republicans to temporarily extend Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels, saying the concessions – some of…

Rodriguez: Prop 8 case: A success for cameras in the court

Anyone worried about the potential for cameras in the courtroom to create a circus atmosphere should take a peek at the televised hearings in the Prop 8 appeal. (You can…

Federal Eye: Postal workers behaving badly

You ever had one of those days when you want to throw your work in the trash? At least two postal letter carriers did it — and got caught. Read…

The Fix: Biden heads to Hill to talk taxes

1. Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Senate Democrats today on Capitol Hill, hoping to draw on his long personal relationships with many of his former colleagues to soothe…

Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax breaks

President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a tentative accord on a far-reaching economic package that would preserve George W. Bush administration tax breaks for families at all income levels…

Obama’s tax cut extension part of strategy to show bipartisanship

Although his liberal supporters are furious about the decision, President Obama’s willingness to extend all of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts is part of what White House officials say…

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