President Barack Obama, who has been intensifying his lobbying with Congress to lay the groundwork to change U.S. immigration laws and cut the government deficit, invited three senators -- two Republicans and one Democrat -- for a round of golf today.
The brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing were motivated by radical Islam they learned mostly over the Internet, according to lawmakers briefed by federal law-enforcement officials, while a relative said a local mentor with fundamentalist beliefs also played a role.
Investigators are looking into whether yesterday’s Boston Marathon explosions were the work of a homegrown radical as evidence suggested the bomber used weapons made from metal pressure cookers to maximize carnage.
President Barack Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget offers those Senate Republicans who have shown they’ll negotiate with the administration a possible path to restarting talks on a multiyear deficit-reduction plan.
Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia cited frustration with “legislative gridlock” in announcing he won’t seek a third term next year, giving Democrats their first opportunity to win an open Senate seat in 2014.