President Barack Obama said the U.S. is seeking corroboration of intelligence that Bashar al- Assad’s regime in Syria used chemical weapons in that country’s civil war, reiterating that confirmation would be a “game- changer” for the U.S. response.
The U.S. House passed cybersecurity legislation backed by companies including Boeing Co. and AT&T Inc., defying a veto threat by President Barack Obama’s administration over what it called inadequate privacy protections.
U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat and former member of President Barack Obama's deficit commission, discusses the prospects of a federal government shutdown when spending authority expires Friday.
The landmark Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago, which has hosted 12 U.S. presidents, opened in 2008 after a two-year, $116 million renovation. Inside the Beaux Arts structure, built in 1910, buffed marble staircases greet guests spending up to $699 a night for rooms with views of Lake Michigan.
Four months after reaching a bipartisan agreement to extend a payroll tax cut through 2012, U.S. lawmakers and President Barack Obama are showing little fervor for continuing the break, which puts about $1,000 a year in an average worker’s pocket.
Representative Paul Ryan was a pivotal figure in killing the 2010 Bowles-Simpson agreement, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now points to as a model for putting America’s fiscal house in order.