In his continuing effort to try to gain the high ground of fiscal responsibility, President Obama will use his State of the Union address to expand his earlier proposal to freeze discretionary spending for several years.Obama will say the discretionary part of the budget should be frozen for five ye
Whichever Democrat winds up sitting with House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) on what's being called bipartisan "date night" will likely know that he or she wasn't the House Republican official's first choice.That's because Rep.
With the House GOP's passage Wednesday evening of their legislation to repeal the health care law, that chamber's Republican majority has come about as close as it's likely to for the next two years to overturning the new law, at least comprehensively.Sen.
How do you add drama to an undramatic fait accompli?If you're talking about the House health care law repeal vote scheduled for Wednesday (the Republicans have significantly more votes than they need to pass their repeal bill so its passage has been a foregone conclusion for months) then you tease o
The Obama administration was reportedly hoping that Chinese President Hu's state visit would go better than his 2006 one, when the Asian leader was heckled by a Falun Gong supporter at a White House ceremony and kept awake by late-night protesters in Lafayette Park.Unfortunately for White House offi
How's President Obama doing in terms of keeping all those campaign promises he made back in 2008?Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact, the political fact-checking outfit, says Obama has what he called an "astounding" success rate, keeping 26 percent of his promises.But in a discussion with Morning E