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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...

Obama’s public approval rating drops as Americans blame him for fiscal...

Less than two months into his second term, President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped and Americans blame him and his fellow Democrats almost...

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...

Obama faces widespread GOP skepticism on budget dealings

President Barack Obama must work with a deeply skeptical partner as he tries to undo painful spending cuts and set U.S. finances on a...

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...

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...

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...

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s own history of racism

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who claims recent Tweets about his Asian-born wife are "racist attacks" should know a thing or two about racism...

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...

Sequestration: So much for Obama’s second-term agenda

Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Saturday to work with him on a compromise to...