Erskine Bowles is co-chairman of the presidential deficit commission, which votes Friday on US fiscal plan. As president of the University of North Carolina system, he's no stranger to budget-cutting. He's had to trim more than $550 million and 1,000 jobs.
12/03/2010 08:54 am
Gallery Election day 2010
President Obama addressed young people at a town hall meeting broadcast online and on MTV and BET Thursday, hoping to motivate them for Election 2010.
10/14/2010 06:34 pm
Tropical storm Nicole and her aftermath dumped jaw-dropping quantities of rain on the East Coast, including 10 inches in 24 hours in parts of Pennsylvania. Wilmington, N.C., was worst-hit, with 22.5 inches in five days.
10/01/2010 08:51 pm
In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/01
Allowing all illegal immigrants 'safe passage' out of the country is one proposed solution to the tangle of problems presented by federal immigration reform and the Arizona immigration law.
07/28/2010 07:32 pm
Corpse flower enthusiasts are the only ones who will appreciate the smell of Lois, a rare, six-foot corpse flower at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which could release its aroma right in the middle of a wedding being held there this Saturday.
07/23/2010 01:57 pm
How an original copy of the Bill of Rights disappeared – and then resurfaced 138 years later.
07/06/2010 10:56 am
The American Theatre Wing's 2010 Tony nominations list, released Tuesday morning, includes Hollywood heavy-hitters like Denzel Washington and Scarlett Johannson.
05/04/2010 07:57 pm
The constitutionality of protest rules was called into question after a tea party rally was allowed full-size flag poles and signs on wooden sticks, which antiwar protesters are often barred from using.
04/19/2010 02:26 pm