Mon April 8, 2013
It's All Politics

Guns, Immigration And Budget On Washington's Agenda

Blooming magnolia trees are seen along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House on Saturday. This week, President Obama is speaking out on gun control, and will release his proposal for the nation's budget.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Congress returns from a two-week recess amid reports that a gun deal in the Senate may have gained late momentum; a focus on immigration to include a rally on Capitol Hill; and a budget proposal from President Obama that already has some in his own party fuming.

Here's what's happening on key issues this week:

Read more


Fri April 5, 2013
It's All Politics

Obama Riles His Own Party With Social Security Offer

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 4:11 pm

President Obama prepares to depart San Francisco on Thursday.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images


Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Obama To Propose Cuts In Social Programs

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 6:58 am

President Obama in Denver on Wednesday.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

There's breaking budget news from several places this morning:

-- "President Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual budget in an effort to demonstrate his willingness to compromise with Republicans and revive prospects for a long-term deficit-reduction deal, administration officials say." (The New York Times)

Read more


Sun March 31, 2013

Capitol Conversation: Republicans Take Gun Bill Frustration Out on Budget

State lawmakers are in the middle of debating the annual budget. And even though there’s more money than last year, Republicans are not happy with what’s known as the ‘long’ bill.

Read more


Sat March 30, 2013