Representative Paul Ryan wanted big policy changes to lift the U.S. debt ceiling: a revamp of Social Security and Medicare, a framework for tax-code changes and approval of the $5.3 billion Keystone XL pipeline.
President Barack Obama resumed a swing state campaign trip today as Hurricane Isaac battered the Gulf Coast, forcing him to switch between his official duties and his role as a candidate for re-election.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie trounced his Democratic opponent to win a second term and bragging rights as a potential 2016 Republican candidate for U.S. president who can appeal across party lines.
President Barack Obama honored the civil rights legacy of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, saying the late president understood that the “true purpose” of his office was to make a historic stand for equality.
A top Chris Christie aide told a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive that it was “time for some traffic problems” a few weeks before surprise lane closings on the George Washington Bridge backed up miles of road in a town whose mayor didn’t endorse the governor.