• July 18, 2011    

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, listens to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., during a news conference at the Capitol last week. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. The United States Congress will once again become a Kabuki theater troupe this … Continue reading

  • July 15, 2011   BY  

    President Obama wants Congress to decide on plan to raise the debt ceiling. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images. The weeklong series of White House meetings with President Obama and bipartisan congressional leaders has apparently produced one concrete result: There will … Continue reading

  • July 14, 2011   BY  

    Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell, left, Lamar Alexander and Jon Kyl board an elevator en route to a news conference in the Capitol about debt ceiling talks . Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call. If the threat of a credit rating downgrade … Continue reading

  • July 13, 2011   BY  

    President Obama has raised quite a bit of money over the last three months. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images. He may have to fight sky high unemployment, persistent economic pessimism and an energized political opposition to win re-election, but if … Continue reading

  • July 12, 2011   BY  

    White House Chief of Staff William Daley, Press Secretary Jay Carney, adviser David Plouffe and Communications Director Daniel Pfeiffer listen to President Obama during Monday’s news conference at the White House. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Television networks have started … Continue reading

  • July 11, 2011    

    President Obama walks from a Marine One helicopter back to the White House on Sunday. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images. The debt and deficit negotiations are now aimed at accomplishing two goals. The first goal for all sides sitting around … Continue reading

  • July 8, 2011    

    On Friday morning, President Obama will speak about the jobless rate, which rose to 9.2 percent. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images. A jobs report does not an election make, but the Obama economy is in a rut and the president … Continue reading

  • July 7, 2011   BY  

    On Thursday, House and Senate leaders will meet with President Obama at the White House. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images. At his news conference last week, President Obama called on members of Congress to “do something big” when it comes … Continue reading

  • July 6, 2011    

    The White House, @whitehouse, will host its first Twitter town hall. Wednesday, the medium is the message. Sure, President Obama may use his 2 p.m. ET Twitter event to move the ball rhetorically on the deficit talks, but his hosting … Continue reading

  • July 5, 2011    

    Fireworks light up the sky behind the U.S. Capitol building on July 4. Photo by Eva HambachAFP/Getty Images. The debt/deficit problem facing the country didn’t go away over the Fourth of July holiday. As Aaron Sorkin’s fictional President Bartlet once … Continue reading