Home » POLITICS (Page 96)

  • President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Lawmakers Wednesday voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama’s Budget Win Has Strings Attached, Analysis Say

    WASHINGTON — By most measures, President Barack Obama emerged far stronger than his Republican adversaries in Washington’s latest fiscal fight. He gave away virtually nothing and his hard-line tactics exposed deep divisions among Republicans and growing public frustration with the […]

  • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (C) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) (R) depart the Senate floor after their speeches before the night-time budget vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Washington Is The Biggest Risk To The U.S. Economy, Experts Say

    WASHINGTON  – Consensus may be hard to find in Washington these days, but many corporate executives and economists seem to agree on one point: the biggest risk to the world’s largest economy may be its own elected representatives.
    Down-to-the-wire budget and […]

  • Relief Around World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

    Relief Around World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

    BEIJING — The International Monetary Fund appealed Thursday to Washington for more stable management of the nation’s finances as Asian stock markets rose after U.S. leaders agreed to avoid a debt default and end a 16-day government shutdown.
    With only hours […]

  •  
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters after voting on a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, as Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., listen.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Gov’t Reopens After Congress Ends 16-Day Shutdown

    WASHINGTON  — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
    Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the measure, […]

  • U.S. Congress Ends Default Threat, Obama Signs Debt Bill

    U.S. Congress Ends Default Threat, Obama Signs Debt Bill

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Congress on Wednesday approved an 11th-hour deal to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world’s biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default that could have threatened financial calamity.
    Capping weeks of […]

  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks to supporters during an election night victory party after winning a special election for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced off to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Booker Wins Senate Seat In NJ, Must Campaign Soon

    NEWARK, N.J.  — Democrat Cory Booker has won a special election to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate through next year, but the rising political star will have to return to the campaign trail almost immediately to run for […]

  •  
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,  speaks with reporters after voting on a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., listen.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Congress Votes To End Shutdown, Avoid US Default

    WASHINGTON — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that […]

  • Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the Senate floor after agreeing to the framework of a deal to avoid default and reopen the government on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. The partial government shutdown is in its third week and less than two days before the Treasury Department says it will be unable to borrow and will rely on a cash cushion to pay the country's bills. (AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster)

    Deal Reached To Avoid Default And Open Government

    WASHINGTON — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day’s end.
    The Dow Jones industrial average soared on the news […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Washington. Chaos among Republicans in the House of Representatives has left it to bipartisan leaders in the Senate to craft a last-minute deal to fend off a looming U.S. default and to reopen the federal government as a partial shutdown entered its 16th day.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Senator: Deal To Avoid Default And Open Government

    WASHINGTON — Senate leaders reached last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said congressional leaders would push for passage as soon as […]

  •  
  • President Barack Obama, center, and Vice President Joe Biden, center left,  meet with Democratic Leadership in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Washington. Sitting with them are from left to right, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y. The partial government shutdown is in its third week and less than two days before the Treasury Department says it will be unable to borrow and will rely on a cash cushion to pay the country's bills. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Senators Seek Budget Deal, House GOP Effort Flops

    WASHINGTON — Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after Republican divisions forced GOP leaders to drop efforts to ram their own version through the House.
    Pressured […]

  • House Republicans Look For A Way Out Of Fiscal Impasse

    House Republicans Look For A Way Out Of Fiscal Impasse

    Oct. 15 – The U.S. Senate suspended its fiscal negotiations, waiting for Republicans in the House of Representatives to hash out a plan they can agree to amongst themselves. Mana Rabiee reports

  • The U.S. House of Representatives democratic leadership walk away from the media after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    U.S. Fiscal Talks Stumble As Lawmakers Race Against Clock

    WASHINGTON – Stop-start negotiations to end the U.S. fiscal impasse left congressional leaders and President Barack Obama desperately searching on Tuesday for a way to reopen the government and raise the country’s debt limit ahead of a Thursday deadline.
    Fitch Ratings […]

  •  
  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks away from the microphone during a news conference after a House GOP meeting on Capitol Hill,  Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Washington. House GOP leaders Tuesday floated a plan to fellow Republicans to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. But the plan got mixed reviews from the rank and file, and it was not clear whether it could pass the chamber. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    House GOP Floats A Counter To Senate’s Debt Idea

    WASHINGTON — The divided government’s increasingly urgent drive to prevent a Treasury default and end a 15-day partial government shutdown took a highly partisan turn Tuesday as House Republicans unveiled a proposal stocked with conservative priorities that the White House […]

  • MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts: ‘Do You Hate Obamacare More Than You Love Your Country?’ (VIDEO)

    MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts: ‘Do You Hate Obamacare More Than You Love Your Country?’ (VIDEO)

    MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts was very prepared to take on Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) in a Tuesday interview, directly questioning the congresswoman’s patriotism.
    The two were discussing the looming debt ceiling deadline, and Blackburn was defending House efforts to revise Obamacare, when […]

  • Shutdown Deal In Sight? Reid, McConnell Optimistic

    Shutdown Deal In Sight? Reid, McConnell Optimistic

    WASHINGTON — Racing the clock, the Senate’s Democratic and Republican leaders closed in on a deal Monday night to avoid an economy-menacing Treasury default and end the two-week partial government shutdown.
    “We’ve made tremendous progress,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared […]

  •  
  • Obama Hopeful As Fiscal Meeting Nears With Top Lawmakers

    Obama Hopeful As Fiscal Meeting Nears With Top Lawmakers

    WASHINGTON  – President Barack Obama said lawmakers appear to have made progress on a deal to reopen the government and avert a looming default on Monday as he prepared to meet congressional leaders with a Thursday deadline drawing near.
    Obama and […]

  • VIDEO: Sports Friends: Go Chris

    VIDEO: Sports Friends: Go Chris

    Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade chat in the car . Created by @mutsack

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada takes the elevator after a rare Senate session on Capitol Hill in  Washington, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that's entering its third week. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Default Looming, Day 14 Of Shutdown, No Solution

    WASHINGTON  — The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its third week as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders remained at odds over spending in their last-ditch negotiations to end the crises […]

  •  
  • U.S. President Barack Obama meets U.S. Senate Democrats in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 12, 2013. Pictured are (L-R) Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Harry Reid (D-NV) and Patty Murray (D-WA). REUTERS/Jason Reed

    U.S. Senate Leader ‘Confident’ Fiscal Crisis Can Be Averted

    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Harry Reid said Sunday that he was engaged in negotiations with Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and was “confident” they could resolve the fiscal crisis confronting Washington.
    “We’re in conversation today,” Reid said on the Senate floor.
    “I’m […]

  • FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia.  For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients can expect an historically small increase in benefits come January 2014.  (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)

    Social Security Raise To Be Among Lowest In Years

    WASHINGTON — For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
    Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of roughly 1.5 percent, which would be among […]

  • FILE Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Catherine Threat watches students as they arrive at Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center in Chicago in this Oct. 7, 2013 file photo taken in Chicago. The Wisconsin veteran hasn’t let the federal shutdown shut Her down. Threat returned from active duty in Afghanistan in July. Since then, she’s been in the Army Reserve and working as a civilian at Fort McCoy in central Wisconsin _ until last week when she was furloughed. Rather than sitting around, Threat decided to volunteer for a veteran patrol for the Chicago Public Schools “safe passage” program. As part of the effort to keep students safe while traveling to school, the veteran branch of the program is coordinated by the group No Veteran Left Behind. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Furloughed Workers Pinching Pennies, Volunteering

    They’re experienced research engineers and park rangers still in college, attorneys who enforce environmental regulations and former soldiers who took civilian jobs with the military after coming home from war.
    And all of them have one thing in common: They were […]

  •  
  • President Barack Obama, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., meet with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,  in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. The federal government remains partially shut down and faces a first-ever default between Oct. 17 and the end of the month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Senate Leads Hunt For Shutdown And Debt Limit Deal

    WASHINGTON  — Racing the calendar and the financial markets, Senate leaders have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default.
    “This should be seen as something very positive, even […]

  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 12, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Deal To Resolve Fiscal Crisis Stalls In Congress

    WASHINGTON – Hopes for an immediate resolution of Washington’s fiscal crisis faded on Capitol Hill on Saturday as angry House of Representatives Republicans accused President Barack Obama of shutting down negotiations with them and turning to the Senate.
    Congress was racing […]

  • Three U.S. Parks Reopen

    Three U.S. Parks Reopen

    Oct. 12 – Some US governors dish out cash to reopen national parks. Julie Noce reports

  •  
  • Obama Pressures Republicans To Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown

    Obama Pressures Republicans To Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pressured Republican lawmakers on Saturday to agree to raise the U.S. debt ceiling for longer than they would prefer, as their fiscal impasse dragged into the weekend with five days left to find a deal.
    The […]

  • A concerned Julie Aldaz, left, general manager of the Red Feather Lodge, who has already had to layoff three employees, talks with Jane Gibson, housekeeping manager, about the dim prospects of Grand Canyon National Park reopening, as the park remains closed to visitors due to the continued federal government shutdown on Friday Oct. 11, 2013, in Tusayan, Ariz.  Attempts by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to have the U.S. Department of the Interior open up portions of the park using state funds has hit a snag. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Federal Shutdown Staring To Ripple Through States

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — The federal government shutdown that has idled hundreds of thousands of workers is starting to ripple through states, which are now laying off employees and warning of thousands of additional furloughs if the budget stalemate is […]

  • President Obama And Republicans Struggle To Break Fiscal Deadlock

    President Obama And Republicans Struggle To Break Fiscal Deadlock

    WASHINGTON  – President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders moved to end their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to strike a deal on the details for a short-term reopening of the federal government and an increase in the U.S. […]

  •  
  • U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses protesters calling for an end to the U.S. government shut down on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    President Obama, House Republicans Aim To End Crisis After Meeting

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Republican leaders appeared ready to end a political crisis that has shuttered much of the U.S. government and pushed the country dangerously close to default after meeting at the White House on Thursday.
    No deal […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, leaves his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10,2103, for the White House and a meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the ongoing budget fight. Facing a fresh deadline, Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks _ but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue in the meantime. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP

    Hope? Shutdown, Debt Talks But No Resolution Yet

    WASHINGTON  — The nation’s economy on the line, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans groped inconclusively Thursday for a compromise to avert an unprecedented U.S. default as early as next week and end the 10-day-old partial government shutdown.
    “We expect further […]

  • A protester giving only her first name as Nancy holds up a sign calling for an end to the U.S. government shut down on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    Obama, Republicans Continue Talks After White House Meeting

    WASHINGTON – Republicans offered a plan to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would postpone a possible U.S. default in a sign the two sides may be moving to end the standoff that has shuttered large parts of the […]

  •  
  • FILE - Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown which started a day earlier, outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. An Associated Press-GfK poll conducted Oct. 3-7, 2013 held Republicans more responsible for the gridlock, with 62 percent mainly blaming the GOP for the shutdown. In contrast, 52 percent believed the president isn’t doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, according to the survey. The poll also said 82 percent of Democrats see the shutdown as a major problem for the country, compared with 58 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of independents. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Americans Voice Anger, Frustration In Stalemate

    The regular book study group at the Rev. Tim Ahrens’ church in middle America always ends with a prayer – most deeply personal, often about a family or friend’s illness. But after one recent meeting, the members held hands in […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio
Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press - Ap

    House Republican Leaders Seek Six Week Debt Extension

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner told Republican lawmakers Thursday he will give President Barack Obama a proposal extending the government’s ability to borrow money through Nov. 22 – but only if he agrees to negotiate over ending the partial […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is pressuring Boehner to hold votes to avoid a potentially catastrophic default and re-open the federal government, as a new poll indicated Republicans could pay a political price for Washington's fiscal paralysis.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House GOP Leaders Seek Short-Term Debt Extension

    WASHINGTON  — House Speaker John Boehner planned to ask fractious Republican lawmakers on Thursday to support a six-week extension of the government’s ability to borrow money, even as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress of “irrevocable damage” that an unprecedented […]

  •  
  • Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew

    Lew Warns Of ‘Irrevocable Damage’ From Default

    WASHINGTON  — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress Thursday of “irrevocable damage” that an unprecedented federal default could cause, even as House Republicans explored a short-term debt limit increase to provide more time to resolve their budget battle with President […]

  • VIDEO: Hollywood Reacts to Partial Government Shutdown

    VIDEO: Hollywood Reacts to Partial Government Shutdown

    Stars including George Clooney, Robert Redford, Julianne Moore and Ellen Page give their views on the partial shutdown of U.S. government. (Oct. 10)

  • U.S. government furloughed worker Jamie holds a sign for representatives to read, as the government shutdown enters day nine, outside the U.S. Capitol House Chamber in Washington October 9, 2013.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)

    Obama, Congress Search For Way Out As Pressure Rises In Fiscal Stalemate

    WASHINGTON  – With pressure rising and no clear path forward for breaking their fiscal impasse, President Barack Obama launched a series of White House meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday to search for a way to end a government shutdown and […]

  •  
  • Obama Picks Yellen For Top Fed Job, Urges Quick Senate Approval

    Obama Picks Yellen For Top Fed Job, Urges Quick Senate Approval

    WASHINGTON  – President Barack Obama nominated Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday to run the world’s most influential central bank, praising her consensus-building skills and saying more needed to be done to boost U.S. employment.
    Yellen, an advocate for […]

  • Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington. The president said he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their priorities, but not under the threat of "economic chaos." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama Plans To Talk To GOP Again On Shutdown, Debt

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the continuing government shutdown from the White House Briefing Room in Washington, October 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

    Obama To Meet House Democrats On Budget

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama has invited House of Representatives Democrats to meet Wednesday to discuss the budget crisis and a looming debt deadline, the first of a series of talks with lawmakers of both parties, a White House […]

  •  
 
 

News Sources

  • ABC
  • Access Hollywood
  • Associated Press
  • BBC
  • Bloomberg
  • Boston Globe
  • C-SPAN
  • CBS
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Center for Public Integrity
  • CNN
  • Congressional Quarterly
  • Democracy Now!
  • Digg
  • E! Online
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Financial Times
  • Forbes
  • Foreign Policy
  • Fortune
  • Front Street Magazine

  • U.S. News, World News
  • Business, Politics
  • Entertainment, Sports
  • Art, Lifestyle
  • Videos And More
  • News Sources

  • Fox News
  • Google News
  • Guardian
  • Huffington Post
  • Independent
  • LA Weekly
  • Los Angeles Times
  • McClatchy
  • Mother Jones
  • National Journal
  • NBC New
  • New York Post
  • New York Times
  • Newsweek
  • Newsy
  • NPR
  • PBS NewsHour
  • People
  • Politico
  • Reuters
  • TPM
  • Washington Post
  • Thanks For Your Support!

    Advertisement
     

    Copyright © 2018 Front Street. All Rights Reserved.