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Things to remember on Budget Day

Things to remember on Budget Day

A quick quiz: Monday is — a) Groundhog Day b) Budget Day c) A day for repeating the same old arguments over spending and taxes, only louder. d) All of…

Struggling with the language of terrorism

Struggling with the language of terrorism

Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was…

Obama wants no limits on domestic, defense spending

Obama wants no limits on domestic, defense spending

President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by…

Don’t support Obama? Expect less federal aid at home

Don’t support Obama? Expect less federal aid at home

As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending…

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job. In…

Obama invites Republicans to meet new Saudi king

Obama invites Republicans to meet new Saudi king

President Barack Obama will fly a 30-member delegation, including top officials and respected Republican foreign policy veterans, to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman as the…

Deficit down, health insurance up for Obama

Deficit down, health insurance up for Obama

Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional…

India gets religious, gender equality hints from Obama

India gets religious, gender equality hints from Obama

President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United…

Obama feels honored in India

Obama feels honored in India

President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India’s Republic Day celebration that he showed it. After arriving at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace, for an elaborate welcome…

Obama uses his veto club to roil Congress

Obama uses his veto club to roil Congress

President Barack Obama has a telling hit list. The veto threats that he’s issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of…