House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that private talks with
President Barack Obama failed to produce a deal to avoid a government
shutdown and warned that the House Republicans "will not be put in a
box" of accepting options they refuse to endorse.
NEW YORK—From the illustrious field of 68 teams that began play in the
middle of March, now comes the Final Four still standing strong. But a
funny thing happened along tournament way. Two of the likely teams that
are in the Final Four to be played this upcoming weekend in Houston,
Texas weren’t in a lot of people’s brackets. Those teams are the
Bulldogs of Butler University in Indiana and the Rams of Virginia
Commonwealth University better known as VCU.
Opponents of bills in Ohio, Wisconsin and other states curtailing public
employees' collective bargaining rights have planned a series of
protests beginning this weekend that they're tying to the legacy of
slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
A cornerstone of U.S. politics since the 1970s, public funding of
presidential campaigns may soon go the way of other relics of the era
like long sideburns and lava lamps. Neither President Barack Obama nor
any of the leading 2012 Republican contenders is expected to accept
federal matching funds and the limits they impose.