Some Democrats are in revolt now that President Obama has backed a deal to extend all the Bush tax cuts – even to the rich. Economists differ on the value of tax cuts for the rich.
Elizabeth Edwards was indispensable to the political career of her husband, two-time presidential aspirant John Edwards. Faced with personal and political hardship, Elizabeth Edwards sought to persevere through 'faith in the power of resilience and hope.'
The tax-cut accord forged this week by President Obama and congressional leaders would give Americans a substantial income boost, whatever tax bracket they're in. Critics say it would push up the national debt and includes an unnecessary giveaway to the rich. Supporters say the cuts are much-needed fuel for the economy. It's a broad package that, if approved by Congress, would include much more than just a two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts. Here's a look at who gets what:
A new report suggests that the commitment to marriage among moderately educated blue-collar Americans has dropped precipitously since the 1980s.
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, at a seminar at UC Berkeley earlier this year, described surveillance of his organization – and a cyberattack he said came from China.
At White House, Obama touts the tax deal as protecting Americans. But he refers to Republicans as 'hostage-takers' and suggests criticism of the deal by liberal Democrats is 'sanctimonious.'
Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday. Elizabeth Edwards emerged as a public advocate for changes in the health care system. She spent her last days at home in the state of North Carolina with family and friends.
As US troop levels have surged in the Afghanistan war, so has the number of IEDs – and their effectiveness. Their simplicity is making them hard to detect.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block the US from carrying out the targeted killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, who is reportedly on a 'kill list' of terrorism suspects.
Derek Jeter professed Tuesday to be disturbed by the protracted and public negotiations that resulted in a three-year $51 million contract with the Yankees
Longtime Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter finalized a three-year, $51 million deal with the Bronx Bombers on Tuesday. Jeter is in some pretty select Yankee company, when it comes to records and all. Take our quiz and see how well you know the 11-time All-Star. Answers are revealed on subsequent pages.
Inspired by the nickname of a character on the NBC TV show 'Chuck,' Mr. Awesome also now signs his name with a smiley face and two arrows.
North Korea: Mohammad Reza Heydari, who resigned in January from his post as Iranian consul in Norway, said he's "certain" the cooperation is continuing between his home country and North Korea.
Planning months in advance to soothe holiday separation, military families open presents via Skype or send care packages to deployed loved ones.
In the view of the US government, many of the WikiLeaks documents are still classified, and reading classified documents without clearance is illegal. Critics say the warning is censorship.
December 7, 1941, now known as Pearl Harbor day, arrived as the country remained hopeful for peace. President Franklin Roosevelt reacted to the intense day with 'deadly calm,' his wife Eleanor would later recall.
The depth of this winter's chill will depend on the 'Greenland Block' – a high-pressure bulldozer that holds up warmer winds from the equator and steers Arctic air toward the Deep South.
Robert Gates' trip is touted as a holiday visit to thank close to 100,000 U.S. troops serving in the war.
Korean and Finnish students scored highest in the latest round of PISA tests aimed at assessing reading, math, and science literacy.
Pearl Harbor Day is being recognized across the US on December 7. There is a shrinking number of soldiers and sailors who survived the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Day, 69 years ago in Hawaii.