July 21, 2011 With the clock ticking, negotiations continue. But reviews are mixed on the "Gang of Six" plan that many have been hoping would break the deadlock.
July 19, 2011 It is "broadly consistent with the approach that I've urged," the president tells reporters. The bipartisan plan includes spending cuts and increases in tax revenues.
July 19, 2011 As talks continue in Washington about how to cut the budget, reduce expected federal deficits and start shrinking the federal debt, American Public Media's Marketplace offers Budget Hero — an interactive game.
July 14, 2011 The president is scheduled to take questions at 11 a.m. ET. The main topic: The ongoing deficit-reduction talks. It will be the president's second back-and-forth with reporters this week.
July 14, 2011 While there's some disagreement over exactly what happened, those who were there say that President Obama did leave Wednesday's discussions after a pointed exchange with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). But leaders meet again later today.
July 7, 2011 When leaders reconvene, Obama said, it will be "with the expectation that at that point, the parties will at least know where each others' bottom lines are."
July 5, 2011 The latest top stories about the talks in Washington as a potential government shutdown looms.
May 26, 2011 One day after accusing Democrats of "Medi-scare" political tactics, the author of the Republican plan to remake Medicare and Medicaid and cut the federal debt said that so far Republicans are "negotiating with ourselves" on those key issues.
April 19, 2011 In his first public forum since he laid out his deficit plan in a speech last week, the president defended his proposal to roll back Bush-era tax cuts for high earners, and said he would not gut spending on education, infrastructure and research.