The House approved a measure to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to the middle class – those with income less than $250,000. The final tax-cut plan, though, will be fashioned in the Senate.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange is reportedly in England, but British police have not acted on a Swedish warrant for his arrest nor Interpol's 'red notice' because they need more information.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could be prosecuted under the Espionage Act, but the US has historically avoided pursuing leak recipients. His primary concern is a 'red alert' issued by Interpol for alleged sex crimes in Sweden.
President Obama will meet with GOP leaders from the House and Senate Tuesday for the first time since Election 2010. Some Democrats worry that he could be too willing to compromise.
The US Justice and Defense departments are investigating whether they can press charges against Australian citizen and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, possibly under the Espionage Act.
The lame-duck Congress returns to session Monday with a laundry list of things to do. Avoiding a government shutdown is top on the list. But there are other important items, too.
WikiLeaks gave some 250,000 confidential and secret diplomatic cables to several news outlets, which published them Sunday. The leaks could prove embarrassing and potentially dangerous.
North Korean attack presents America with a sudden and serious geopolitical challenge. The overriding US goal is to prevent further escalation of the conflict.
Unemployment insurance that provides jobless benefits to millions is at risk of running out over the holiday season, while tax cuts to those earning over $200,000 may be extended.
Ahmed Ghailani's acquittal on 284 of 285 counts revives criticism of the Obama administration's policy to try terror cases in civilian courts. White House hails the single conviction as a victory.