House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told reporters today that the GOP is exploring the possibility of passing a short-term debt limit hike — one that could be paired with spending cuts.
It’s been reported that Obama will lay out a series of executive actions that he can take to strengthen federal gun control laws that are already on the books.
The White House, however, is not yet saying whether President Obama is committed to the exact legislation.
The most recent conversation held this week between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was reportedly tense because Boehner asked Obama for a permanent extension of the Bush tax cuts for wealthy Americans.
“From pages 17-to-45, details on proposed spending cuts by the president,” Carney said.
Based on the way President Obama and other White House officials are talking right now, it seems plausible that they may not insist on returning the country’s top income tax rate to where it was when Bill Clinton was president. While the White House has ruled out the possibility of an end-of-year extension of the [...]
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today that President Obama “has faith” in Gen. John Allen, the U.S. top Commander in Afghanistan who is apparently linked to the email scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus last week. Carney added that the president “thinks very highly” of Allen, who Obama nominated to [...]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Wall Street Journal yesterday that she would consider remaining in the Obama administration should the president win a second term. Yet, it seems unlikely that Clinton would go back on her promise to step down in January. Following President Obama’s remark Wednesday to Jay Leno that he would be [...]
The White House is now defining what happened in Benghazi, Libya over one week ago as a terrorist attack. “It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack,” said White House spokesman, Jay Carney. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Carney stated that “our embassy was attacked violently and the [...]