Studies show that the rich are getting a lot richer, the poor a little poorer. The middle class is slipping.
A president needs inspiring rhetoric, savvy, and a like-minded public.
Petraeus and Crocker shared the stage with presidential hopefuls, who all had much at stake.
Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker will describe Iraq's fragile state this week on Capitol Hill.
Opposition to Ukraine and Georgia's US-backed membership bids, led by Germany, is widely seen as an effort to preserve Europe's growing energy ties with Moscow.
Troop levels could settle at 'presurge' levels of 140,000.
The pace of attacks – and US fatalities – has dropped since last June.
Will it stand alongside the great speeches in US history?
The Iraq war has cost taxpayers about $526 billion so far – and could reach $2 trillion by 2017, according to one congressional study.
On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, progress is slow but violence is down. A three-part series on the war's effects starts today with a look at what the endgame might look like.