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Boehner: Immigration reform? Don’t bet on it

Boehner: Immigration reform? Don’t bet on it

Speaker John Boehner on Thursday all but ruled out passage of immigration legislation before this fall’s elections, saying it would be difficult for the Republican-led House to act on the…

Obama to sign Farm Bill, cuts to food stamps

Obama to sign Farm Bill, cuts to food stamps

President Barack Obama is carrying out a presidential duty that he hasn’t had a lot of opportunity to perform recently: signing into law a major piece of bipartisan legislation. Obama…

Obama to Democrats: ‘Yeah, I’m here to help’

Obama to Democrats: ‘Yeah, I’m here to help’

President Barack Obama spent part of a third straight day on Wednesday talking to congressional Democrats about an agenda for the year that party leaders hope will help them make…

Obama meeting with frustrated Democrats

Obama meeting with frustrated Democrats

When President Barack Obama solicits advice Wednesday from his party’s senators, the voices of some Democrats may come through louder than others. Of the 53 Democratic senators, it’s the nearly…

Does new health care law mean fewer people on the job?

Does new health care law mean fewer people on the job?

Several million American workers will cut back their hours on the job or leave the nation’s workforce entirely because of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, congressional analysts said Tuesday,…

Farm bill clears Senate, heads for Obama’s signature

Farm bill clears Senate, heads for Obama’s signature

The sweeping farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama Tuesday has something for almost everyone, from the nation’s 47 million food stamp recipients to Southern peanut growers, Midwest corn…

As budget numbers improve, zeal for more cuts wane

As budget numbers improve, zeal for more cuts wane

New U.S. budget deficit estimates due on Tuesday will likely show a rapidly improving fiscal picture over the next few years, contributing to a waning appetite in Washington for further…

Can Obama hold Democrats together in election year?

Can Obama hold Democrats together in election year?

Seeking to preserve party unity in an election year, President Barack Obama is trying to tamp down internal Democratic divisions on issues like trade and energy, even as friendly lawmakers…

Senate ready to pass new, five-year farm bill

Senate ready to pass new, five-year farm bill

Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for the nation’s farmers to the White House for President Barack Obama’s…

Obama to Republicans: ‘I focus on the next plan’

Obama to Republicans: ‘I focus on the next plan’

President Barack Obama defended himself against an array of Republican criticism in an interview during Fox’s Super Bowl pregame show. The president traded barbs with interviewer Bill O’Reilly in a…