In a news conference after a Friday afternoon meeting with Congressional leaders, the President said it was a "good and constructive discussion about how to prevent the tax hike on the middle class."
Hillary Clinton has been sidelined for three weeks after bouts with the stomach flu, and a concussion when she fainted. She'ss promised to testify next month before congressional committees about the attack on the US diplomatic office in Benghazi, Libya.
General Schwarzkopf commanded U.S. led-coalition forces during the 1991 Gulf War. He began his military career in 1956 as a second lieutenant. He was combat veteran of the Vietnam War before achieving popularity in the Desert Storm Operation.
Obama, Boehner, Reid and McConnell will meet at the White House on Friday. The Senate returns to work; the House will be back in session Sunday. The Senate Democratic leader questions if there is time for an agreement.
Hawaii’s governor announced Wednesday that Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will fill the seat in the U.S. Senate left vacant after last week's death of veteran Senator Daniel Inouye.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned Congress in a letter that U.S. borrowing will hit the debt ceiling on Monday, and that Treasury will begin using 'extraordinary measures' to keep under the cap.
Officials in a northeast Kansas community are pledging to fight a legal challenge to a local ban on the open carry of firearms.
Secretary Clinton praises the choice and says Kerry "has proven his mettle" .. Obama says Kerry has 'played a central role' in foreign policy for nearly three decades. His confirmation is considered to be a sure thing among his colleagues.
The New Year could push milk prices to a stunning $7 a gallon. Here's why.
If President Obama taps John Kerry to take Hillary Clinton's place as the nation's top-ranking Cabinet official, Kerry would have to resign his Senate seat after what many predict would be a relatively smooth confirmation process.