The GOP establishment, with all the money and endorsements at its command, now has little place to turn but to Mitt Romney. Candidate Star Search for the 2012 presidential race has ended.
The 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters aren't extremists on the fringe. They reflect the frustrations of large swaths of American society. By taking aim at corporate greed and corruption, they embody a venerable tradition of American populism with roots back to Jefferson.
Foreign currency trading earned Mellon $2 billion extra by defrauding clients, New York attorney general charges. Mellon says state misunderstands bank's role in foreign currency trading.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided not to run for president – a decision that appears to solidify the Republican field. But in whose favor? Candidates are now jockeying for position.
Obama has some bridge-building to do with teachers, many of whom haven't much liked his education policies. That may be one reason he keeps touting his jobs bill, even though House leaders say it won't fly.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offers sobering data to Congress about the weak economic recovery and gives little hope of an imminent turnaround.
Despite polls showing he would have been an instant contender, Chris Christie said now is not the time to seek the GOP nomination, saying his passion is for his job as New Jersey governor.