President Obama will propose spending about $74 billion more next year than is allowed under federal spending caps, a revival of his push to end across-the-board spending cuts imposed under a bipartisan compromise.
Both the White House and new Republican leaders have mentioned tax reform as an area of possible progress in the new Congress, but the short life and unhappy fate of one small provision the Obama administration proposed shows why that talk is unlikely to translate into action.
President Obama dashed from India to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in a hastily planned trip aimed at setting out on the right foot with the new leader of a key ally.
First came a military band riding camels draped in bright pompoms and tiny mirrors. A float carried a giant, snapping crab.
The operator of a small drone that crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning has acknowledged operating the device and is cooperating with Secret Service officials, according to a statement from the agency.
President Obama vowed Monday to accelerate U.S. trade and investment in India, saying both nations need to do more to capitalize on the “untapped potential” in a relationship that could define economic and environmental health in both countries.
President Obama is used to getting a very earnest, often heartfelt introduction from a nervous ordinary person before he takes the podium for a speech.
President Obama will not meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli leader visits Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, citing concerns that a meeting could be seen as meddling in Israel’s election two weeks later.