WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is acknowledging he was angry with House Republicans last year when a supposed "grand bargain" budget agreement with House Speaker John Boehner collapsed.<br />
Obama tells CBS News' Scott Pelley he doesn't know if he was mad enough to break a telephone receiver, but says "I wasn't happy."<br />
According to author Bob Woodward's new book entitled "The Price of Politics," a person in the room with Obama said he thought he was going to smash the receiver.<br />
Obama tells CBS he was angry over what he called "the willingness on the part of some House Republicans to potentially see the United States default on its obligations for the first time, which could have undone all the repair work that we had done coming out of the financial crisis."
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton developed a blood clot in her head but did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage, her doctors said Monday. They say they are confident that she will make a full recovery.
Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate's front door this week - a walk that's significant not just for Illinois' junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.
Tax breaks for manufacturers and higher unemployment taxes for employers take effect with the new year in Georgia, but it remains to be seen whether the state's newest abortion restrictions will be enforced.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House.