WACO, Texas - President Obama told the families and friends of the 12 firefighters who were killed in a massive fertilizer plant explosion near here last week that America had them in their prayers, even as so much of the nation's attention was focused on the tragedy in Boston.
MIAMI - President Obama visited a tunnel project at the major port here on Friday to promote a new plan to rebuild the nation's roads, bridges and points of commerce - a series of measures that White House officials argue could appeal to business-minded Republicans.
The controversial companies known as credit-rating agencies are
drawing fresh scrutiny from officials in the United States as the
companies weigh whether to downgrade U.S. government debt should
Congress fail to come to an agreement to reduce borrowing.