It was as close to a Stanley-meets- Livingstone moment as a 21st-century traveler is likely to get. After a weeklong odyssey involving planes, ferries, buses and motorcycles, I peered through sheeting monsoonal rain at a mist- shrouded island.
U.S. budget negotiators plan to work this weekend from a shrinking menu of options to ease automatic spending cuts for as little as one year amid objections from some groups and lawmakers, said people familiar with the talks.
President Barack Obama received support from the chairman of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee in his efforts to dissuade lawmakers from imposing further sanctions on Iran amid international negotiations.
Representative Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking House Democrat, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that President Barack Obama has the authority for a military strike against Syria without returning to the U.S. Congress for approval should diplomacy fail to compel Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to surrender its chemical- weapons arsenal.
A lobbying effort by drugmaker Mylan Inc. and others for schools to stock products that treat severe allergic reactions, like the company’s popular EpiPen, has accomplished something rare in Washington: uniting Congress.