Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who got a 75 percent approval rating in a Siena poll last week, could be "a great president" if she seeks the Democratic nomination, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said. Former GOP candidate Newt Gingrich also said she would have a good chance to win.
A day after President Mohamed Morsi agreed to revoke the controversial decree that gave him sweeping powers, an influential opposition group warned Sunday that his refusal to cancel a forthcoming referendum on draft constitution would deepen the political crisis.1 comments
House Speaker John Boehner blamed President Obama for "wasting" another week even as the deadlock between the GOP and the White House over the approaching "fiscal cliff" continued. Obama reiterated he "won't compromise" on raising taxes for the wealthiest Americans.
A day after tens of thousands of Egyptians broke through barbed wire at the presidential palace to seek Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's ouster, the nation's military on Saturday called for dialogue between Morsi's supporters and his liberal opponents.
The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent – the lowest in nearly four years, the Labor Department reported Friday. But the number of unemployed persons remained largely unchanged at 12 million.7 comments
President Barack Obama sent a $60.4 billion emergency spending bill to Congress on Friday to pay for recovery from Superstorm Sandy that struck the northeast in late October, killing dozens and causing widespread destruction across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.22 comments
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has rejoined the board of directors of Marriott International, the parent company of one of the world's largest hospitality, hotel chains, and food services companies, owned by a devout Mormon family.
A new Gallup survey shows that only one in 10 Americans rates the honesty and ethical standards of members of Congress as "very high" or "high," a slightly better rating than that of car salespeople who hit the bottom of the list of 22 professions.
Reactions to Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's recent power grab and now a planned constitutional referendum reached a new high Sunday after Egypt's top court suspended all work indefinitely to protest "psychological pressures," and judges said they will not supervise the upcoming vote.1 comments
A day after North Korea announced it will launch another satellite this month, believed to be cover for a ballistic missile test and causing concerns in the United States, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda threatened to shoot down the rocket if it threatens Japanese territory.4 comments
North Korea announced Saturday plans to launch another satellite this month to mark the first death anniversary of the nation's longtime ruler Kim Jong-il. Seen as cover for an intercontinental ballistic missile test, the planned exercise is drawing harsh criticism from the United States and its allies.
Several people trapped inside their burning vehicle are dead after one of Japan's longest tunnels on a busy highway near Tokyo collapsed and caught fire on Sunday morning. More motorists are feared trapped amid ongoing rescue efforts.
With just 30 days left for Democrats and Republicans to agree on how to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff," President Barack Obama used his weekly address Saturday to call on Congress to extend the middle-class tax break in an apparent move to increase pressure on the GOP.
A new study has found that Catholics now have the lowest proportion of "strongly affiliated" followers among America's major religious traditions, while evangelicals are growing stronger in their devotion to their faith.96 comments
A day after Republicans rejected President Barack Obama's proposal to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff," administration officials on Friday sought to defend the plan claiming it does not seek to prevent spending cuts or rely heavily on tax hikes.