Obama gives ground on taxes in latest offer, as Boehner’s office calls it ‘right direction’

The late-day developments followed a 45-minute meeting between Obama and Boehner at the White House, underscoring the seriousness of the talks as the deadline approaches for a deal to stop massive automatic spending cuts and tax hikes from kicking in at the start of the new year

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Governors at annual national meeting skirt ‘radioactive’ Common CoreComments Off

Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government’s intrusion int…

Earnest defends notion of ‘most transparent administration’ in US historyComments Off

The White House on Sunday stood by President Obama’s position that he continues to be the most transparent president in U.S. history, despite widespread complaints from journalists and other Americans about a lack of information or apparent misinformat…

Pentagon gives pink slips to thousands of soldiers, including active-duty officersComments Off

The Pentagon is laying off thousands of military officers including those serving or who have recently served in Afghanistan.

GOP opposition grows to Obama’s billion-dollar request to fix immigration, border crisisComments Off

Republicans escalated their opposition Sunday to President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to help fix the illegal immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border — posing alternatives and arguing they can resolve immediate problems for less money.

Netanyahu vows ‘any means necessary’ to stop HamasComments Off

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will use “any means necessary” to stop Islamic militant group Hamas from bombing civilians but decline to say when his military action will stop or whether he will continue using ground troops.

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