Inbalance of Power

  • President Obama arrives Tuesday at the Capitol to meet with the Senate Democratic Caucus.

    Congress will take the first steps toward an orderly budget process, beginning what both parties hope is a move away from quick fixes. But the plans will be miles apart ideologically.

  • Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan called his third budget an "invitation" to President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to begin bargaining toward a deal to balance the budget.

  • A GOP-led panel has been listening to entrepreneurs vent about Obamacare. And boy do they have a lot to say.

  • House Speaker John Boehner listens as President Obama gives his 2013 State of the Union address.

    Bitter partisanship, ideological clashes, and relentless obstruction have been woven through Washington from the beginning. What is new is the divisions fall along mutually reinforcing lines.

  • Members of each party sit mixed during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

    Solutions for overcoming the partisanship that produces political gridlock in Washington.

  • We're tired of hearing about the sequester and its brutal budget cuts. But this is standard operating procedure in American politics, historians say.


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