Mon, May 23 2011
WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the author of a controversial plan to overhaul government health programs, would make a good presidential candidate, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives said on Monday.
Wed, Mar 16 2011
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday it is imperative that the United States cut its budget deficits, and he believes there is increasing bipartisan support in Congress to do so.
Sat, Dec 25 2010
KABUL - Afghan and foreign troops killed two men during a raid in downtown Kabul after receiving a "credible threat" to attack the U.S. Embassy in the capital, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Saturday.
Sun, Dec 19 2010
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will be better positioned to fight the extension of tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans when they are set to expire in two years, Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 17 2010
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts and said he hoped the bipartisan spirit that had made it possible would help restore Americans' faith in Washington.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's $858 billion tax package is a grab bag of goodies for investors, the affluent and workers, but the richer you are the more you get.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama gained an important political advantage from a tax-cut compromise with Republicans that should help his 2012 re-election campaign if it gives the economy a needed boost.
WASHINGTON - Following are some comments from analysts on the two-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts and business tax breaks that Congress passed and sent to President Barack Obama, who is set to sign it on Friday.
- Congress approved an $858 billion tax deal between President Barack Obama and the Republicans that will boost the economy but add to the budget deficit.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will sign a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts on Friday at 3:50 p.m. EST (2050 GMT), the White House said.
Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.