The weekend snowstorm, which forced six states into emergency mode and partially paralyzed New York's MTA system, hit hourly workers especially hard.
12/27/2010 02:45 pm
Difference Maker Children who lend a helping hand show they can make a difference and change the world
We highlight five kids and teens who are making a difference through volunteer opportunities, proving that helping hands can be child-sized too.
12/27/2010 11:11 am
Budget pressures at the state and federal level have led to slashed education programs and rising tuition at state universities.
12/23/2010 09:30 am
Though many House Democrats balked at extending Bush-era tax cuts, House lawmakers late Thursday approved the $858 billion tax cut deal intact, with 139 Democrats and 138 Republicans.
12/17/2010 10:17 am
Islamic radicalization in America's own backyard is a problem. But our domestic counterterrorism strategies end up alienating or underutilizing our best asset – the Muslim community. Partnerships with moderate Muslims, education, research, and dialogue will build trust and counter extremism.
12/16/2010 02:13 pm
Last week, Senate Republicans blocked a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' Now the House has passed the repeal in a different form. But the result in the Senate could be the same.
12/15/2010 08:49 pm
For most college educated illegal immigrants, landing a good job proves difficult. The DREAM Act would help some of them, but critics decry it as step toward a broad amnesty.
12/15/2010 03:27 pm
Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marines, defended his position that 'don't ask, don't tell' should not be repealed, saying a repeal could cause problems among combat troops.
12/14/2010 07:32 pm
A Norfolk Island pine on a tabletop makes an excellent stand-in for a Christmas tree, and will live for many holidays to come.
12/14/2010 02:28 pm
Senators vote to end debate on GOP-Obama tax deal, clearing the way for its passage. Attention now shifts to the House, where liberal Democrats are expected to discuss revisions.
12/13/2010 09:15 pm