White House backs away from sequester details

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The White House on Thursday backed away from descriptions of at least one specific impact of the across-the-board spending cuts due to begin Friday, also known as the sequester, but stood behind the larger argument that the cuts will create an onerous burden on middle-class Americans. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday told reporters that teachers in one ...

White House Takes Gun Control to American Public

The Obama administration is once again going to the American people to win support for one of its initiatives. The president and other White House officials are mounting a public campaign for passage of gun control legislation, evidenced by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's appearance at a rally in Washington on Saturday. The march for stricter gun control laws concluded with a gathering at ...

Obama's Cabinet: 6 Seats Likely to Change

President Obama and his staff have been tight-lipped about possible changes to the Cabinet in a second term. But if history is a guide, Obama’s team could see substantial turnover this year: on average, in the five two-term presidencies since World War II, only one of two Cabinet officers have stayed for eight years. Some on the team, such as Education Secretary Arne Duncan, have already ...