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President Clinton, working with a Republican Congress, balanced the federal budget in 1999 and again in 2000 -- producing surpluses both years.
Bush, the former Florida governor, didn't appreciate it when Obama blamed his brother for the nation's economic plight, but the two will share a stage, and their goals for education reform, Friday in the Sunshine State.
From outside the Oval Office, it's easy for the GOP to carp about how Obama is handling Egypt and Libya, and to grandstand about how confrontational they'd be in his place.
Republican leaders want another short-term budget -- running to March 18 and cutting spending by $4 billion.
A Bush spokesman said the former president accepted the speaking invitation six months ago, but only learned this week that master leaker Julian Assange was on the agenda at the Denver event.
The dictator calls Libyan protesters tools of the Americans and warns that if they don't disband by Wednesday, they will be executed without mercy.
Competence did not turn Mike Dukakis into a charismatic presidential candidate. Will it work in 2012 for Indiana's Mitch Daniels?
The changes announced Friday keep some Bush-era language on abortion but largely disappoint social conservatives.
A fiscal trifecta is taking shape in Washington: Republicans want to cut this year's budget, Obama is preparing to unveil his 2012 spending plan, and debate on the debt limit is on the horizon.
Since the release of former Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld's new memoir, there has been a bit of a back-and-forth with Sen. John McCain, including McCain's comment that "thank God [Rumsfeld] was relieved of his duties." During a meeting with conservative bloggers Thursday, Rumsfeld addressed his tense relationship with McCain.
From his economic model to his sunny disposition and famous communication skills, Reagan has left a lasting legacy -- both good and bad -- making him a difficult act to follow.
Gross, who was reportedly working to distribute satellite phones and computer equipment when arrested, has been held in Cuba since late 2009.
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