Democrats worried about defending congressional majorities and divided over extending income-tax cuts are delaying a vote on the issue until after Election Day. Party strategists warn they are missing an opportunity to define themselves against Republicans.
President Barack Obama hits the road today to sell his deficit reduction plan, drawing lines with his Republican opposition over values in a cross-country trip that has all the markings of a campaign swing.
Mitt Romney aggressively challenged President Barack Obama in their first debate, seeking to recharge his campaign after weeks of setbacks, while a subdued incumbent largely passed up chances to attack a rival he said was hiding his full plans.
To neighborhood kids, the cream- colored stucco house near Hughes Middle School was known as the site of an annual Halloween party. To neighbors in Long Beach, California, Kinde Durkee’s two-bedroom ranch was notable for its chipped paint and overgrown shrubbery.
President Barack Obama sought to quell the uproar over a requirement that employers provide coverage for contraception by saying religious-affiliated charities and hospitals won’t have to pay for such services.
Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, trying to trace and recover millions of dollars in campaign donations allegedly embezzled by her treasurer, sued the bank where the money was deposited.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s pending ruling on the health-care law will put a rare judicial stamp of repudiation or endorsement on an incumbent president’s most prominent achievement just as he faces re-election.