House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second most powerful Republican in Congress, said he was “looking forward” to the debt ceiling talks President Barack Obama is hosting at the White House today. Echoing sentiments that the President expressed in his remarks on Tuesday, Cantor told assembled members of the press that these talks will build on the progress already made in talks with Vice President Biden.
Three United States Senators recently introduced legislation that would prevent the Federal government from taxing gold and silver coins that have been declared legal tender.
If you’re trying to get pregnant, a trip to the dentist might be just what the obstetrician ordered. An Australian fertility expert, Professor Roger Hart, said he and his team of researchers have proven a correlation between gum disease and conception difficulties.
On June 30, a group of 49 Republican members of Congress asked the House Judiciary Committee to investigate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in the preparation of a legal defense for President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
According to a senior Administration official, the White House recently changed its policy of not sending condolence letters to the families of military service members who commit suicide.
After a months-long investigation into the local ramifications of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ contentious “Fast and Furious” case strategy, reporters in Arizona claim to have found evidence of the operation’s toll on American communities.
In the latest poll of New Hampshire voters, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) made significant gains, placing second after former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The poll also revealed that, in a hypothetical Presidential race, Romney still beats President Barack Obama — a lead the former Governor has enjoyed since February.
In remarks he made to the press late Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama said he was not interested in allowing a short-term increase to the debt limit. Instead, he is inviting Congressional leaders to the White House on Thursday for more negotiations. “Now, I’ve heard reports that there may be some in Congress who want to do just enough to make sure that America avoids defaulting on our debt in the short term, but then wants to kick the can down the road when it comes to solving the larger problem of our deficit. I don’t share that view,” The President said.
As Congress returned to work after canceling its week-long Independence Day break, Republicans and Democrats continued to have difficulty finding middle ground regarding the debt ceiling.
A glitch in President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul could force certain elderly Americans to pay more than others for insurance even if they are of similar age and medical history.