Tracy K. Smith
Jan 17, 2013 Poet Tracy K. Smith offers her perspective on Barack Obama's campaign message of hope four years later.
Jan 16, 2013 The president called for bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, but also said the U.S. needs more background checks and more research on the causes of gun violence.
Jan 15, 2013 Confused by all the mud-slinging around Washington over the debt ceiling? Don't know who to blame? Here's a quick explainer on the debt ceiling's function and why this fight could turn out to be messy.
Jan 18, 2013 Ciara McDonald will always remember where she was during Barack Obama's inauguration -- at the hospital giving birth to her second son, Ronan.
Jan 14, 2013 In the final news conference of his first term, President Obama made a new pitch for "balance" as Washington approaches another fiscal deadline.
Jan 14, 2013 President Barack Obama warned Republicans that not raising the "so-called" debt ceiling is "irresponsible" and "absurd." Wait a second... so-called?
Jan 10, 2013 USC professor Edward Kleinbard suggests IOUs are the best way to fix the debt ceiling.
Jan 10, 2013 In a few hours President Obama is expected to nominate White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew as the next Treasury Secretary. He brings a very different type of experience to the job than current secretary Timothy Geithner.
Jan 9, 2013 Multiple news outlets are reporting that President Obama will put forth Jack Lew as his nominee to be the next Secretary of the Treasury in an announcement tomorrow.