Cliff Lee is on the cusp of a large contract, as the Yankees are now pitching a seven-year deal. Boston has signed Rays outfielder Carl Crawford to a seven-year contract, only raising the bar for Cliff Lee.
Many Democrats are angry with the GOP-Obama tax deal. They want to hold out for more GOP concessions. But the expectation is that the tax cuts will still pass, probably with some changes.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid deferred action on the DREAM Act. News reports suggest he is waiting for the Obama tax deal to be resolved. When that might happen, however, is uncertain.
Wind power firms, makers of energy-efficient windows, duck hunters, and other special interests are pushing Congress to save – or shelve – some 83 expiring tax credits.
President Obama's Mythbusters challenge didn't go as hoped – the 'solar death ray' myth he had the show tackle was, in the show's terms, 'busted,' despite the help of hundreds of San Francisco students.
House lawmakers passed the latest incarnation of the DREAM Act 216 to 198 late Wednesday. The Senate is expected to take it up Thursday, but its prospects there look dim.
The fate of the DREAM Act rests in the hands of the Senate now that is has been approved by the House of Representatives. But Republicans may block its passage, as it did in a September vote.
Gov.-elect Jerry Brown serves notice that he is serious about addressing California's chronic budget crisis, gathering state lawmakers to impress upon them the depth of the problem.
A Baltimore resident is charged with attempting to explode a car bomb at a military recruiting center. Undercover FBI operatives posed as militant Muslims to catch the recent convert.
A Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll asked which countries or groups pose the greatest threat to the US. The responses suggest that Americans differentiate among threats 'realistically.'
With a successful mission, SpaceX takes a major step toward proving the Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon capsule can pick up where the retiring space shuttles leave off.
As President Obama signs a taxpayer-funded settlement in case of bias against black farmers, some Americans ask: Why didn't any heads roll? Ex-USDA employee Shirley Sherrod is one.
A 2007 Arizona law revokes the license of businesses that knowingly employ an illegal immigrant. The Supreme Court is considering whether the statute is preempted by federal law.
START treaty is being considered for ratification by the US Senate. President Obama feels confident the START treaty will be approved.
Democrat Mark Dayton topped Republican Tom Emmer by 9,000 votes on Nov. 2, but Emmer insisted on contesting the result. Peculiar Minnesota laws allowed his challenge.
Urban Meyer stepped away briefly last year as the Gators coach, but returned for the 2010 season. Now, a less than stellar record this fall has chased Urban Meyer off the sidelines.
US military wrestles with sheer size of shutting down operations in Iraq by next December – and handing off key security jobs to the State Department, which is staffing up to handle them.
The American people were expecting a JFK for the 21st century in Obama, but they aren't yet sure who they got, says Peter Hart, an influential Democratic pollster.
President Obama signs a law Wednesday aimed at rectifying USDA actions that undercut black farmers. Some conservatives call it 'modern-day reparations' that reward political friends.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is delivering a speech Friday, days after the US pulled back its latest inducements to Israel to foster Middle East talks. Will her speech launch a new initiative?