Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.» Read More
NEW YORK, Sept 21- George Soros, the 83- year-old billionaire investor, philanthropist and supporter of liberal political causes, married for a third time on Saturday, tying the knot with education consultant Tamiko Bolton.
WASHINGTON, Sept 20- A familiar Washington melodrama- will they or won't they shut down the government- took center stage on Friday when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government but only if President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law is ransacked.
WASHINGTON, Sept 19- President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner are gripped in another budget battle, but so far the two are shouting at each other from a distance instead of sitting down and negotiating as crucial deadlines rapidly approach.
WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut spending on food stamps for the poor by $40 billion over 10 years on Thursday, defying a veto threat from the White House in the name of fiscal reform.
WASHINGTON, Sept 19- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday plowed ahead with a bill to gut President Barack Obama's healthcare law while temporarily funding other government programs, ignoring a warning from the White House that the measure would be vetoed.
John Boehner tried to avoid defunding Obamacare in the budget negotiations. But his team capitulated yesterday. Here's what it's getting them.
WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said revelations about U.S. government surveillance hurt users' trust in Internet companies and that knowing more about the programs would help relieve some of the public concerns.
*White House opposed June proposal for cuts. WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Food-stamp defenders appealed for two dozen Republican defectors to help kill their party's proposed $40 billion cut in the main U.S. antihunger program as a close vote nears later this week in the House of Representatives.
*U.S. stocks trim gains; Microsoft slumps after Nokia deal. Wall Street stocks rallied at the opening after President Barack Obama said over the weekend that he would seek approval from Congress for a Syria strike, delaying the threat to Middle East stability and oil supplies.
NEW YORK, Sept 3- World stock markets were up slightly on Tuesday but cut gains after U.S. congressional leaders voiced support for military intervention in Syria, while bond yields rose and the dollar gained on strong U.S. data.
*Obama to seek congressional authorization for Syria action. Both John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Eric Cantor, the House Republican majority leader, pledged support for military action in Syria after a meeting on Tuesday at the White House.
*Obama to seek congressional authorization for Syria action. President Barack Obama decided to seek congressional authorization before taking military action against Syria, a move that was likely to shelve any strike for at least several days.
NEW YORK, Sept 3- U.S. stocks pared gains in late morning trading on Tuesday after Republican leaders in the House of Representatives voiced support for a U.S. military intervention in Syria, while the Democratic leadership said it expected Congressional support.
President Obama is in the process of interviewing three candidates for the position at the helm of the central bank: Larry Summers, Janet Yellen, and a dark horse, Donald Kohn.
President Barack Obama pushed back on Wednesday against critics who complain that his former top economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, was not aggressive enough in seeking more economic stimulus funds than Congress ultimately approved in 2009..
Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas to lawmakers ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 to spare the NSA program.
*Sept. 30 deadline to act or face high farm supports. WASHINGTON, June 21- The U.S. Congress is headed for a second stop-gap extension of current farm law if Republican leaders in the House of Representatives cannot get new legislation back on track after a stunning defeat.
The House speaker urged the president to push Democrats to back a move to switch student loan interest rates to a market-based system before they double.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) about the leadership of Fed Chairman Bernanke and the impact QE is having on the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON, June 20- House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to push Democrats in Congress to back a move to switch student loan interest rates to a market-based system before they double on July 1.