President Obama has endorsed a blueprint on health care that would allow states to implement their own plans in lieu of a federal mandate if they meet rigid coverage and cost guidelines, a key concession to governors opposed to Obamacare. Read More
President Obama has dipped his toe in a pool of contentious policies -- tax breaks, a health care overhaul, allowing gays in the military and, most recently, entitlement reform -- opting to quietly cobble together coalitions instead of issuing decrees. Read More
President Obama insisted Tuesday that he did not duck the tough choices in his budget proposal for 2012, which was widely panned for doing too little to reduce the federal deficit and nothing to address budget-busting problems with entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security.
"Nobody is more mindful than me that entitlements are going to be a key part of this issue," Obama said during his first press conference of the Read More
President Obama on Monday sent Congress a $3.7 trillion budget reliant on a host of cuts to programs championed by his liberal base, a shift in funding that would be used to pay off historically high government investments in education, public transportation and energy.
However, the president's professed "down payment" on the towering national debt did little to appease deficit hawks, who said Obama was sidestepping his obligation to tackl Read More