Barack Obama

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise
The American national debt is extravagant, so vast as to be almost unimaginable. Everyone agrees that something must give and at this point, Republicans and Democrats face two options: raising taxes or cutting public programs.
The Republican Party has had to re-write its plans to lift the US debt ceiling after miscalculating the spending cuts included
European and Asian markets dropped as US lawmakers remained deadlocked over a deal to raise Washington's debt limit that
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Pentagon chief Leon Panetta will on Friday end the ban on gays serving openly in America's armed services
Out in the world, there are consistent and credible reports of dead civilians, including children, killed in the strikes. Reconciling the two positions seems unlikely.