President Barack Obama is facing a make-or-break week as he tries to seize control of three scandal story lines that could upend one of the top priorities of his second term: revising the nation’s immigration laws.
Perched on white bar stools, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and George Stephanopoulos, the anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” discussed the financial crisis in Greece, the Arab Spring and the environment.
For a moment there during the ABC News debate on Jan. 7, it seemed as though moderator George Stephanopoulos was getting ready to ask the Republican candidates for their views about specific methods of contraception.
Mitt Romney's campaign says I'm full of it. I said Romney's tax plan is mathematically impossible: he can't simultaneously keep his pledges to cut tax rates 20 percent and repeal the estate tax and alternative minimum tax; broaden the tax base enough to avoid growing the deficit; and not raise taxes on the middle class. They say they have six independent studies -- six! -- that "have confirmed the soundness of the Governor’s tax plan," and so I should stop whining. Let's take a tour of those studies and see how they measure up.
U.S. House Republicans insist on broadening the tax base to generate revenue rather than raising rates, Representative Kevin McCarthy said, signaling no softening in the chamber’s standoff with President Barack Obama.