The latest rumor in Congress is that the massive $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts – designed to take effect if the deficit super committee fails to come up with its own plan – might never happen.
China, in particular, was fingered for massive ongoing cyberespionage against US companies in an alleged effort to gather the technological insights needed to make its economy more competitive.
A wide majority of Americans support 'a good, hard spanking' as discipline, one study says. But the video of a Texas judge lashing his daughter with a belt is a rare, raw view of what corporal punishment really looks like – and could affect already-changing attitudes.
Herman Cain appears to think he can wait out the current storm over allegations of sexual harassment, just as candidate Bill Clinton did. But Herman Cain is not Bill Clinton.
Republican activists demand an end to what they say is a smear campaign, directed, they say, by somebody against Texas Gov. Rick Perry over the YouTube video clips of a speech he gave in N.H.
Herman Cain's campaign manager Mark Block says the Cain campaign doesn't want the women – who alleged sexual harassment – to be allowed to speak.
Born This Way: The Grammy-winning singer announced Wednesday that she is launching the Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on youth empowerment and 'issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development.'
Occupy Oakland turned violent early Thursday morning as police corralled Occupy Oakland protesters in Frank Ogawa Plaza. Some 60 arrests were made.
In God We Trust: Congress voted to keep the national motto. But President Obama called the "In God We Trust" vote political posturing.
With the worldwide movement watching the Occupy Oakland strike, hundreds of protesters target banks and swap rumors before the day's main dramatic act: a march on the Port of Oakland.
California's high-speed rail authority announced that its project will cost nearly $100 billion – two times higher than original estimates. Other regions supportive of President Obama's high-speed rail plans have started more modestly.
About 1,900 inmates are being freed across the US this week following a federal policy change meant to correct discrepancies between sentences for possession of crack and powder cocaine.
Connecticut residents were particularly hard-hit by power outages both during the Northeast snowstorm and hurricane Irene. With so many outages, the state has been slow to restore power.
Ricin, the deadly toxin, was to be spread on roads in major cities, according to federal affidavits. The alleged plotters, four Georgia militiamen, also sought explosives. 'Some people gotta die' to save the Constitution, an affidavit quoted one as saying.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether judges need to intervene to prevent testimony from unreliable witnesses at criminal trials. The justices indicated that existing safeguards in the justice system are adequate.
Now that New Hampshire has set its primary for Jan. 10, the 2012 political calendar is largely set. Both political parties select their presidential nominees through state primaries and caucuses, with candidates amassing delegates as they go. Under Republican Party rules, a candidate needs 1,212 delegates to win the nomination. That’s half, plus one, of the total 2,422 delegates.
A Republican and a Democratic pollster share their survey data on Walmart moms, 27 percent of registered women voters. A majority voted for Obama in 2008, then swung toward the GOP in 2010.
Ricin terror plot: Federal agents raided four men's homes Tuesday and arrested them on charges of conspiring to plan the attacks.
Herman Cain needs to end the media frenzy around the sexual harassment allegations, and fast, say political analysts. Asking that the two women be released from their confidentiality agreements might actually help him, they say.