Democratic congressional leaders hope to have a final deal by Jan. 28.
Bernanke's testimony bolsters support for quick action from Republicans and Democrats.
Clinton and Obama declare a truce in war of words, but the contest has been altered.
A statistical snapshot of black progress in areas from education to home ownership.
A new report by Washington watchdog group Freedom House says a clampdown on political rights made 43 countries 'not free' in 2007.
Romney's Michigan win deepened GOP uncertainty before crucial upcoming contests.
While General Petraeus is in no hurry for more than five brigades to leave, Secretary Gates weighs a bigger drawdown.
Prices spiked 4.1 percent last year, the highest increase in 17 years.
Their numbers surged in the Iowa and New Hampshire contests. Will the trend continue?