President Obama releases his latest deficit-reduction plan Monday. It will contain no changes to Social Security, the White House says, but no such announcement has been made about other entitlement programs.
That's how House Speaker John Boehner characterized job creators in a speech Thursday, which came a week after President Obama outlined his own jobs plan to Congress.
The Obama administration's recent record on environmental issues is uninspired, critics say. But the president faces more immediate problems with the economy and record-high unemployment.
It's not often that the US Supreme Court stays an execution, as it did late Thursday in the case of convicted murderer Duane Buck. But the justices routinely consider such requests, given that 34 states permit capital punishment. Since 1999, when a record 99 inmates were put to death, the number of executions has dropped slightly, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment. Can you guess which five states had the most executions over the past four years?
Hillary Clinton and diplomats from 20 Asia-Pacific nations pledged to try to improve women's economic participation, a task Clinton said will take a generation and will mark one of the most profound transformations of the world economy.
The dueling job-creation plans that President Obama and GOP figures have rolled out are feeding into a broader debate about what role the US government should play in the economy.
President Abbas has chosen a path Palestinians know cannot succeed, but it brings their cause maximum exposure at the UN next week and would force the US to use its Security Council veto.
The US Supreme Court will look at whether the death sentence of Duane Buck, meted out in Texas, may have been tainted by jurors' considerations of race. The court stayed his execution Thursday.
In the Senate, the GOP broke ranks and a nearly $7 billion disaster relief bill was passed. But House Republicans are proposing $3.7 billion and seeking cuts elsewhere. Even a shutdown is possible.
Public opinion has been running in favor of the striking teachers in Tacoma, Wash., except on the issue of teacher reassignments based on seniority. The parties are due in court Friday afternoon.
Teachers across Wisconsin are retiring or quitting at higher rates than usual, due in part to a new law that cuts benefits and curtails collective bargaining rights.
Gov. Rick Perry's inflammatory language on Social Security doesn't sit well with independents, though it's a wash for Republican voters, a new Gallup poll shows.
Some of the real gems in the book based on interviews Jackie Kennedy gave deal less with famous people and more with the quirks of domestic life at the White House.
Hurricane Maria: The warning covers the area from Arnolds Cove to Brigus South. Also a tropical storm warning is in effect early Friday for Newfoundland from Stones Cove to Arnolds Cove and from Brigus South to Charlottetown.
While Republicans and Obama are still far apart on how to create new jobs, Boehner signals the possibility of agreement on new infrastructure spending.
Dakota Meyer among soldiers who distinguished themselves: For going above and beyond the call of duty, Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer was awarded Thursday the Medal of Honor, the US government’s highest military decoration. He joins nine other distinguished soldiers who received the award for service in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. Take a look at these men who risked their lives to protect America.
With Israeli and Palestinian leaders converging on the UN to state their cases, some warn that a diplomatic clash could lead to renewed Mideast violence. But Tony Blair reportedly has a plan.
Gov. Rick Perry, a top-tier GOP presidential candidate, has public opinion on his side on the death penalty. With another execution set for Thursday night in Texas, the danger may be if moderate voters perceive him to be cavalier about taking human life.
Even with high unemployment and a sluggish economy, it still matters whom the Republican Party nominates to face Obama. For now, Romney appears likely to be a tougher foe than Perry.