Democrats and Republicans pushed Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether U.S. troops could be sent to Syria, requiring him at one point to backtrack on saying that the administration must preserve all options.
The U.S. Senate backed away from an immediate vote authorizing a military strike against Syria as President Barack Obama sought time for international talks on eliminating that country’s chemical weapons.
Automatic cuts set to take effect today will pinch U.S. government functions as the country enters a more austere era that could push discretionary spending as a share of the economy to its lowest level in at least 50 years.
June 28 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, talks about the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the core of President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul. He speaks with Peter Cook on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)