Retail sales rose 0.2 percent in August, half the rate analysts expected. Consumer sentiment falls, mortgage rates rise, and Obama administration denies report that it has picked a new Fed chairman.
Experts are understandably skeptical about success for the renewed peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. But key conditions and circumstances are different than in the past. Here are seven reasons to be optimistic about the latest round of Mideast peace talks.
Military strike, Syria as the target, should be reviewed first by members of Congress, they argue. More than 100 members of the House – both Democrats and Republicans – sent President Obama a letter to this effect.
Under President Obama, seven people have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act for leaking classified documents to the news media, compared with three during all previous presidencies. Here's a breakdown of prosecutions by administration.
President Obama met with national security advisers Saturday to discuss US military options after the alleged chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus.
Act 2 to a sexting scandal was a blow, but what has riled Clintonworld is Anthony Weiner's apparent claim to have inside knowledge of a Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign – via his wife, Huma Abedin.