He hails from Luxembourg and has already faced opposition before taking on the presidency.
The last few days have seen British women gain, both through David Cameron's decision to reshuffle his cabinet and the Church of England's vote to approve women bishops.
The House Ways and Means Committee will vote on how to fix Highway Trust Fund on Thursday. In Flint, Michigan, the city wants to cut its retirees' health benefits to avoid bankruptcy.
Britain's prime minister has been vociferously opposed to Jean-Claude Juncker's candidacy to head the European Commission. He appears headed for a very public defeat.
The prime minister's relentless opposition to Jean-Claude Juncker's nomination has cost him almost all his European allies. Many worry it will help drive the UK out of the EU.
After a 12-hour meeting lasting into the wee hours last night, Greece's creditors agreed to cut its debt and release more bailout funds, staving off yet another Greek bankruptcy.
Eurozone finance ministers agreed to give Greece the next installment of its bailout loan, totaling about $57.8 billion. Greece will soon enter its sixth year of recession.
Greece needs its next aid infusion by mid-December. But European finance ministers postponed a deal amid disagreement over how much time Greece should have to pay down debt.
Home Depot earnings beat expectations, sending its stock up 3.6 percent. Despite signal of housing recovery from Home Depot results, 'fiscal cliff' in US and postponement of aid package for Greece drag down broader market.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde and European financial ministers debated today over how to prevent Greece from collapsing, even as Athens faces mandatory debt payment on Friday.