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For Senate, a ‘mission impossible’ from Obama?

For Senate, a ‘mission impossible’ from Obama?

Following a Friday meeting with congressional leaders, an impatient and annoyed President Barack Obama said it was “mind boggling” that Congress has been unable to fix a “fiscal cliff” mess…

Republicans will have to live with a tax increase, no matter what happens

Republicans will have to live with a tax increase, no matter what happens

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are resigned to seeing some sort of income tax increase in legislation to avoid a “fiscal cliff,” but such efforts could be doomed…

Consumer confidence hits four-month low in December

Consumer confidence hits four-month low in December

Consumer confidence fell to a four-month low in December as a looming budget crisis sapped what had been a growing sense of optimism about the economy, a private sector report…

Gun enthusiasts flock to shows to buy new arms

Gun enthusiasts flock to shows to buy new arms

Gun enthusiasts thronged to shows around the country on Saturday to buy assault weapons they fear will soon be outlawed after a massacre of school children in Connecticut prompted calls…

‘Fiscal cliff’ worries last minute shoppers

‘Fiscal cliff’ worries last minute shoppers

Retailers may not see a sales surge this weekend as ho-hum discounts and fears about imminent tax hikes and cuts in government spending give Americans fewer reasons to open their…

Boehner’s crash and burn on ‘fiscal cliff': More trouble ahead?

Boehner’s crash and burn on ‘fiscal cliff': More trouble ahead?

Now that House Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” for addressing the “fiscal cliff” has crashed and burned, the top U.S. Republican appears to have two remaining options – wash his…

Court rules that employers can fire ‘too sexy’ employees

Court rules that employers can fire ‘too sexy’ employees

  The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that employers in the state can legally fire workers they find too attractive. In a unanimous decision, the court held that a…

Boehner’s ‘fiscal cliff’ bill lacks votes to pass, House recesses

Boehner’s ‘fiscal cliff’ bill lacks votes to pass, House recesses

The U.S. House of Representatives abruptly recessed on Thursday amid uncertainty if Republicans had the votes needed to pass a “fiscal cliff” tax plan offered by Speaker John Boehner. Boehner…

Hunger, homeless on the rise in U.S. cities

Hunger, homeless on the rise in U.S. cities

Across the United States, the number of hungry and homeless people is growing, and budget fights at the federal level are threatening the aid many need to survive, the U.S.…

Boehner: House Republicans willing to work with Obama

Boehner: House Republicans willing to work with Obama

Speaker of the House John Boehner said on Wednesday that Washington should find a short-term solution to avoid the fiscal cliff and then work on a substantive debt reduction plan…