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Washington Week: Focus on Budget Deadline

President Barack Obama’s trip to South Africa to attend a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela comes as Congress works to wrap up pressing end-of-year business. Obama will be overseas while lawmakers race to meet a budget deadline and ponder a possible tightening of economic sanctions against Iran.   The president and first lady Michelle Obama will lead a delegation to Johannesburg that is expected to include former president George W. Bush.   “I am one of the...

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