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  • President Barack Obama will make a fresh push to force Republicans to make concessions that will head off budget cuts that appear to kick in starting on March 1.

  • White House Immigration Bill Offers Path to Residency Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    A draft of a White House immigration proposal obtained by USA TODAY would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years.

  • House Moves to Extend Pay Freeze for Fed Workers Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    House conservatives want to extend to a full three years the current freeze on cost-of-living pay increases for the nation's 2 million civilian federal workers.

  • Protesters Dislike Zuckerberg Fundraiser for Christie Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Protesters chant outside Mark Zuckerberg's Silicon Valley home, where he hosted a fundraiser for Gov. Chris Christie.

    About 40 protesters showed up at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's home where he was hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi.

  • Is the Dollar Dying? Why US Currency Is in Danger Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    The U.S dollar is shrinking as a percentage of the world's currency supply, raising concerns that it is about to see its run as the world's premier denomination come to an end.

  • John Kerry's Good Heinz Day     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    New Secretary of State John Kerry owns about $3 million worth of Heinz stock, and stands to profit heavily from the company's acquisition by Berkshire-Hathaway and 3G.

  • Obama delivers his 2013 State of the Union Address.

    President Obama laid out his plan to grow economy in Tuesday's State of the Union address. But at what cost? The National Taxpayers Union Foundation went through the speech in a line by line cost analysis.

  • Treasury Nominee Lew Denies Conflict of Interest Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:38 PM ET
    Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing.

    The top Republican lawmaker vetting Jack Lew to serve as Treasury secretary zeroed on his work at Citigroup as a possible conflict of interest.

  • The Cayman Island Entry on Jack Lew's Resume Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Jacob Lew

    When the Treasury secretary nominee was chief operating officer of Citigroup's Alternative Investments unit, the bank had over a hundred subsidiaries based in the Cayman Islands.

  • What Obama Can Do About Climate Change Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    President Obama gave Congress an ultimatum on climate change in his State of the Union speech: Craft a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions or the White House will go it alone.

  • State of the Union Reaction: Gun Sales Still Strong Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    The morning day President Barack Obama's emotional plea in his State of the Union message for a "vote" on new gun control measures, it is business as usual at the Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Va.

  • Mark Zuckerberg 'Likes' Governor Chris Christie Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie and Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg's support shows the bipartisan appeal of Christie, and will help the governor raise money ahead of his gubernatorial run later this year, and possible presidential run in four years.

  • Detroit. Michigan

    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, delivers speech on Wednesday to avoid losing much of his authority to a state takeover of the city's financial affairs.

  • Obama to Republicans: Can We Just Move On? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:17 AM ET
    President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address on February 12, 2013.

    President Barack Obama tried to push past the fiscal battles that plagued his first term, as he laid out an agenda he hopes will shape his legacy.

  • Rubio Response Presents Friendlier GOP Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sought to put a softer face on Republicans' small-government agenda, accusing President Barack Obama of spreading blame for his own administration's shortcomings.

  • Obama's Tone Is Most Important for Investors Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:34 PM ET

    In the State of the Union, Obama will lay out a plan for economic growth, seeking to attract jobs from overseas, the White House said. Traders are interested in his tone.

  • What's Lew's to Do at Treasury? Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Jacob Lew

    Bridge disputes in Congress on taxes and spending. Shrink budget deficits. Manage tense economic ties with China. Press Europe to reduce debts while fighting a recession. Defend the U.S. financial overhaul law. Prevent a global currency war. And those are just the obvious challenges.

  • Food Stamp Program Could Face Big Cuts Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    Approximately 47 million Americans who rely on food stamps could see their monthly assistance cut because a recession-era benefits boost is set to expire. A family of four could see their benefits cut by about $25 a month, NBC News reports.

  • Obama to Call Half of Troops' Return From Afghanistan Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    US Army in Afghanistan

    President Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year.

  • Slower Growth of Health Costs Eases US Deficit Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit, leaving budget experts trying to figure out whether the trend will last.

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