Today, President Barack Obama gave another press briefing, in which he made what the White House called “Remarks on the Status of Efforts to find a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction.” He began with a brief statement, saying that there would be no talks today. He also expressed his concern about the Aug. 2 deadline being so close: “this should have been taken care of earlier,” and “we are obviously running out of time.”
The Republican Congressional leaders may have anticipated President Barack Obama’s remarks today, especially the ones about the GOP needing to propose “a serious plan.” After all, before the President spoke today, the House Speaker and Majority Leader delivered remarks of their own.
Facebook users beware: Law enforcement officials have been increasingly serving warrants to the social network giant, often gaining access to profiles without the users’ knowledge.
On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed an unusual solution to the lack of bipartisan support for raising the debt limit. The McConnell plan would give President Barack Obama the unprecedented power to increase the debt limit in increments, up to $2.4 trillion, without Congressional approval for offsetting spending cuts.
The debt limit negotiations between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders came to a sudden, if temporary, stop on Wednesday, with the President walking out on the talks. This is according to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who gave reporters in the Capital an account of the meeting.
Madeline Gainforte, a Milwaukee resident, is teaching local residents about the benefits of alternative treatments.
On Wednesday, Representative Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) uploaded a video onto his website, in which he accuses President Barack Obama of lying and trying to scare the American people about the possibility of the United States defaulting. Walsh urged the President to change tactics and convince the Democrats to support a Balanced Budget Amendment. The video can be viewed below.
President Barack Obama walked out of a deficit meeting with high-ranking Republican lawmakers.
Republicans were unable to pass a law that would have allowed consumers to continue purchasing old-style incandescent light bulbs.
The U.S. Department of Justice is drawing fire over a memorandum it released last week, in which the DOJ essentially says State laws regarding the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes are irrelevant when it comes to the prosecution of growers, sellers and distributors of the drug.