We learned in grade school that Congress makes the laws. But President Barack Obama has hinted that he is willing to go around lawmakers in order to change the gun laws after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
Make Jan. 21, 2013 a day to remember.
It doesn’t seem to be quite the deal that any politician in Washington wanted, but Congress and President Barack Obama did manage to steer the country away from the fiscal cliff.
Here’s a recap of the biggest news stories of 2012 — a list including tragic crimes, political victories, natural disasters and scientific achievements.
Count Howard Bicker among those taking careful stock of the sputtering fiscal cliff talks in Washington.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rick Stanek says he raised the issue of untreated mental illness in a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden on curbing gun violence.
President Barack Obama is ramping up efforts to force Congress to make a deal.
WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro is going to Washington to talk one-on-one with President Obama Thursday.
Liberals are apparently not nearly as interested in the “fiscal cliff” as the conservatives are because they really believe that Barack Obama will take care of things for them again.
The president would do much better by staying in Washington, D.C. where the action is rather than taking a road tour-styled trip to talk to the American people. In D.C., he actually would be talking to the people who are going to make the decision with him.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and six other governors meet Tuesday with President Barack Obama to discuss the fallout of Washington’s search for a long-term debt fix.
A bipartisan group of governors says they sought assurances from President Barack Obama that any cuts in spending to address the looming “fiscal cliff” would not shift the financial burden onto states.
It is becoming more and more clear that it was liberal-leaning politicians who threw her under the bus and they are also the ones who are keeping her under the bus.
With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.