White House, Congress reach tentative budget deal

Reuters.com By David Lawder and Susan Cornwell 10/27/15 A U.S. budget and debt ceiling deal headed toward quick action in Congress on Tuesday as lawmakers rushed to avert yet another fiscal standoff, which threatened to push the federal government into an unprecedented default early next month. House Speaker John Boehner told fellow Republicans he was clearing the way for a vote on Wednesday on the double-barreled measure, which would bust strict spending caps by $80 billion over the next two years in order to pump up defense and domestic programs. … Continue reading

Muslims, Presidency and U.S. Constitution

Charles Krauthammer: Double suicide, the campaign of 2015 Charles Krauthammer can’t quite believe what he’s hearing and seeing. The Elkhart Truth By Charles Krauthammer, Columnist 9/28/15 WASHINGTON — Meanwhile, on the Democrats’ side: They are running a presidential campaign decrying wage stagnation, income inequality and widespread economic malaise — as if they’ve not been in office for the past seven years. Their leading presidential candidate is 27 points underwater on the question of honesty and is under FBI investigation for possible mishandling of classified information. Her chief challenger is a … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton’s Woes Pushing Joe Biden to Reach Out to Those Who Could Back a Campaign

The New York Times By Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman 8/21/15 WASHINGTON — As Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign struggles with sliding poll numbers, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s exploration of a presidential candidacy is taking on a new seriousness. Mr. Biden has been in contact with donors who could help finance a campaign, eyeing major contributors to President Obama and pillars of his own fund-raising network: trial lawyers, Jewish leaders and Greek-Americans. On Thursday, the vice president, who is not known for aggressively courting donors, spoke to George Tsunis, … Continue reading