Feb 20

The White House says President Barack Obama's upcoming budget proposal will not include his past offer to accept lowered cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. Those had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy. Officials…

Feb 12

Boehner throws in the towel on debt ceiling fight

House Speaker John Boehner listened to his inner Kenny Rogers Tuesday, abandoning his search for a debt ceiling compromise that could win favor with his members and forcing Democrats to come up with most of the votes needed to pass…