A Senate panel sent the Obama administration a contradictory message on next steps in Syria, voting to constrain U.S. military action to avoid being drawn into the civil war and expand covert support for Syrian rebels.
Paul Ryan is under pressure to drop his support for revising U.S. immigration laws: His adversaries are running television attack ads against him and warning of a primary challenge to the Wisconsin Republican congressman.
Treasuries fell the most in almost two weeks as a gauge of U.S. manufacturing rose more than forecast in August, reinforcing bets the Federal Reserve will soon announce plans to reduce monetary stimulus.
In the 15 minutes Marco Rubio spent speaking to a crowd of anti-tax Tea Party Republicans in Orlando, Florida, he didn’t mention the word “immigration.” Activists at the annual meeting of Americans for Prosperity didn’t hesitate to raise the subject -- loudly.
The U.S. Congress is by no means certain to give President Barack Obama the go-ahead to attack Syria, a stance that would pose a political obstacle to any military strike and prolong a looming showdown on Obama’s domestic agenda.
Republican governors in at least six states are being criticized by lawmakers, including some in their own party, over incentives for companies that went bankrupt, faced bribery charges or made political donations before obtaining government funds.