Foreclosure starts in the Washington suburbs rose last month following federal budget cuts that may have made it harder for some homeowners to pay their mortgages, even as defaults fell across the country, RealtyTrac said.
As President Barack Obama and Republicans maneuver to avoid taking the blame for the closing of the government, some of Obama’s top aides are drawing from a familiar playbook: the one they used during the last shutdown.
Ohio Senator Rob Portman said at a Bloomberg-Washington Post breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, that the U.S. presidential debates will help Republican Mitt Romney close a likability gap with President Barack Obama.
As the Florida primary draws to an end, Mitt Romney is showcasing his support from some of the biggest names in the Republican party, highlighting a friendly statement from 1996 presidential nominee Bob Dole and campaigning side-by-side with 2008 nominee John McCain.
The U.S. Senate rejected ratification of a treaty intended to grant equal access for the disabled to employment, health care, education, physical accommodations and legal protection under international law.