President Obama's fiscal cliff plan calls for, among other things, $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years. But what really appears to annoy Republicans is the lack of specificity on spending cuts.
President Obama travels Friday to a toy factory in suburban Philadelphia, where he will say early agreement on keeping middle-class tax cuts would provide certainty for holiday shoppers. But after Thursday's blowup with the GOP on Capitol Hill, a deal seems far away.
Details differ between the shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis and unarmed teen Trayvon Martin earlier this year. But in both cases, older armed men initiated arguments with black teenagers and fired deadly bullets when the situation became threatening.
Mayor on food stamps: N.J. Mayor Cory Booker will live on food stamps next week for seven days. Mayor Booker is following in the footsteps of the mayors of Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, who have taken the 'food stamps challenge.'
George Zimmerman autograph: The latest fund-raising effort by George Zimmerman includes an thank-you note 'autographed' by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is running low on funds for living and legal expenses.
In his first public comments since 2010, Bradley Manning testified that the security measures included forcing him to surrender all of his clothes at night and being locked up 23 hours a day. Military prosecutors will question Manning Friday.
Jesus statue lawsuit: A statue of Jesus Christ near the Whitefish Mountain ski resort is on federal land. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, and an atheist skiier, have filed a lawsuit to remove the statue that's been there since 1955.
After being admitted to the Texas Medical Center last Friday, former President George H. W. Bush is now predicted to be released within 72 hours. Bush served as the 41st president, taking office in 1989.
The UN General Assembly's 138-to-9 vote officially put 'Palestine' together with 'state' for the first time. But it appeared to offer little practical change. Even Palestinians called it part of a 'process.'