U.S. budget negotiators are near a deal in which Democrats would accept fresh revenue from user fees and Republicans would agree to more federal spending, steps that could avoid another government shutdown next year.
Standing beneath an Alexander Calder mobile in an atrium filled with modern art, President Barack Obama said he’d like to “roam around a bit and check stuff out” in the home of former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley.
With less than three weeks until their deadline, U.S. budget negotiators have yet to break an impasse over revenue, prompting lawmakers to draft plans to blunt $19 billion in defense cuts set to start in January.
President Barack Obama urged the Republican-led U.S. House to pass changes to immigration law, focusing on an issue that may benefit his party as the flawed rollout of his health-care law hurts his popularity.
The U.S. government “really blew it” on conducting surveillance programs that riled foreign leaders and domestic skeptics, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said in a television interview.
Republican governors outlining their messaging for elections in 36 U.S. states next year contrasted their records with what they call dysfunction in Washington, even as that applies to their party in Congress.
During a meeting in the West Wing of the White House this month, President Barack Obama’s aides posed an unusual question to business leaders across the table: How can the administration help House Speaker John Boehner?
A House Ways and Means Committee aide said Republicans may release a draft tax-revision measure in December or January, signaling that Chairman Dave Camp’s delay in producing a bill could be temporary.