Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Dec 4, 2012 | 5:45pm EST

Obama firm on tax rates amid Republican infighting

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L, facing camera) meets with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L, facing camera) meets with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES -...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L, facing camera) meets with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
Close
1 / 4
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Close
2 / 4
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) speaks during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) speaks during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) speaks during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
Close
3 / 4
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. With a few weeks remaining before the onset of "fiscal cliff," a bipartisan delegation of governors is set to meet Tuesday with Obama and congressional leaders in search of some answers about the impact of deficit reduction measures on their state budgets, which rely heavily on federal aid. From L-R are: Chairman Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Obama, and Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. With a few weeks remaining before the onset of "fiscal cliff,"...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. With a few weeks remaining before the onset of "fiscal cliff," a bipartisan delegation of governors is set to meet Tuesday with Obama and congressional leaders in search of some answers about the impact of deficit reduction measures on their state budgets, which rely heavily on federal aid. From L-R are: Chairman Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Obama, and Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Close
4 / 4

Next Slideshows

After meeting Obama, governors urge resolution of fiscal impasse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic and Republican governors urged the White House and Congress on Tuesday to reach a deal to avoid year-end tax hikes and...

Dec 04 2012

Wall Street slips as investors seek cliff progress

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks finished slightly lower in a quiet session on Tuesday as the back-and-forth wrangling over the "fiscal cliff" gave investors little...

Dec 04 2012

Superstorm Sandy seen striking payrolls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth likely slowed sharply in November as superstorm Sandy disrupted economic activity, making it hard get a clear picture of...

Dec 04 2012

BlackRock CEO Fink says not seeking Treasury job

(Reuters) - Laurence Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world's biggest money manager, said on Tuesday he is not seeking a job in the administration of...

Dec 04 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

Mourning for Barcelona

Mourning for Barcelona

Vigils and moments of silence are held for those killed in the attack on Barcelona.

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona

A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona and a regional official said more than a dozen people were killed in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Hope Hicks named White House interim communications director

Hope Hicks named White House interim communications director

Longtime Trump communications aide Hope Hicks has been named as interim communications director, in the latest personnel move for President Donald Trump as he continues to seek someone for the job.

Ripple effects of Charlottesville

Ripple effects of Charlottesville

Americans respond to the violence in Virginia, vandalizing or toppling Confederate monuments, vandalizing a Holocaust memorial in Boston and spray-painting the Lincoln Memorial with obscene graffiti.

Vigil in Charlottesville

Vigil in Charlottesville

Hundreds of people held candles and sang songs of love and fellowship in Charlottesville to remember Heather Heyer at what was billed as a vigil for unity.

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Hundreds are dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Fight like a girl

Fight like a girl

Women take it to the mat at an all-women wrestling event in London.

Monsoon floods across South Asia

Monsoon floods across South Asia

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, as rescue workers rushed to help those stranded by floodwaters.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast