Marco Rubio: did the potential Republican VP candidate lie about his family's Cuban history in order to appeal to his Floridian constituency?
The deficit super committee tasked with cutting $1.2 trillion from the budget over 10 years began its work Thursday. Critics say it needs to be more transparent and members need to stop fundraising.
Congress has created a special super committee to devise a way to cut at least $1.2 trillion from US spending in coming years. Its real name is the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, and its deadline is Nov. 23. If a majority of the bipartisan, bicameral committee approves the plan, it goes to the House and Senate for a vote, and they must act by Dec. 23. If the plan is voted down, automatic spending cuts are slated to occur. Here are the 12 lawmakers serving on the super committee.
Gabrielle Giffords is planning to attend the scheduled Friday launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, which will be commanded by Mark Kelly, her husband.
In back-to-back press conferences Wednesday, President Obama and victorious Republicans try to win the spin battle on the day after Election 2010. Obama has the harder task.
Democrats are looking at early voting data from several key states and suggesting that Election Day might not be too bad for them. But experts say the data are unclear.
Nationally, Democrats are having success raising money this fall, in their attempt to maintain control of the US Senate over Republicans.
Christine O'Donnell, the Republican party candidate for a senate seat in Delaware, used campaign money to pay half her rent, according to a Federal Elections Commission filing. Christine O'Donnell denies doing anything wrong.