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.
Goldman Sachs posts higher-than-expected loss of $428 million. Quarterly loss is only the second since the firm went public.
Social Security recipients have not received a raise since 2009. That is set to change in 2012, when Social Security checks will be about 3.5 percent more than the last two years.
The focus of Tuesday's Republican presidential debate was supposed to be Herman Cain, but Rick Perry and Mitt Romney went at each other like heavyweights, suggesting that each thinks the other is his main competition.
Mitt Romney was not expected to do well in the Iowa caucuses and has put little effort into winning Jan. 3. But polls suggest that he might be well positioned for a victory.
Tonight’s Republican debate may attract lots of viewers. It need not capture their minds.
Herman Cain has 'joked'" about erecting an “electrified barbed wire” on the US-Mexico border. DCDecoder asks how is that playing with Hispanics?
A judge rules that the US has met its obligations for protecting polar bears, but ordered a review of a special rule that excludes greenhouse gases from the list of threats to the bears.
The Dow rose 180 points to 11577 during another day of wild swings for the stock market