President Obama will meet with Congressional leaders today to try and revive a $4 trillion deal to reduce the deficit and avoid a default on the national debt. Todd Zwillich was at the White House and has updates on the negotiations' progress.
Representative Rush Holt, Democrat from New Jersey's 12th district, tells us about his party's next steps in the negotiations. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich gives us the latest where the deal stands going into the weekend.
Joining us to discuss historic moments in presidential golf is Don Van Natta, Pulitzer Prize winning author and Joan Cavanagh, President of Boardroom Golf, talks to us about how to use golf in order to advance their professional careers.
With the help of Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, we take a closer look at six men in whose hands the fate of a giant policy resolution may rest. Todd described the Gang of Six in brief terms for us.
Shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the Senate bill to grant an extension unemployment benefits and a payroll tax cut by two months. It's increasingly unclear whether any deal can get done.
Some conservatives seem to be losing patience with House Republicans who are refusing to take up the bipartisan compromise reached by the Senate. But House Speaker John Boehner is asking for Senate negotiators to work with him to try and find a solution.
After months of legal and political wrangling, the Obama administration on Wednesday rejected TransCanada's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline through the United States. Republican immediately criticized the decision.
Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, still recovering from the shooting that nearly took her life last January, turned in her resignation on Wednesday. A special election will be held to find someone to occupy her seat temporarily.
In December, Republicans and Democrats managed to extend a payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and a fix for Medicare payments. That extension runs out at the end of the month but, at least when it comes to the payroll tax cut, Republicans are willing to offer another extension through the end of the year.
Republicans and Democrats have agreed to a proposal that would extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits through year's end -- though it will include a reduction in the length of time a person can receive unemployment benefits.
Despite not having an approved permit to construct its proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, TransCanada is moving forward in development along the southern leg. The company is seizing private property for pipeline development, claiming eminent domain, and are drawing controversy from landowners in Texas as well as environmentalists.
President Barack Obama is trying to tackle high gas prices by targeting what he says is oil price inflation caused by speculators and market manipulators. Republican are calling it a political gimmick, oil experts say the reason for high prices is high global demand.
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act was an election-year victory for President Barack Obama. But the debate over the law is far from over. Disappointed by the ruling, many Republicans have intensified their calls for repeal.