"There are no unanswered questions" about the White House response to the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, spokesperson Jay Carney said Tuesday. To the contrary, there are many questions the White House has not answered. Here are a few:
President Barack Obama told Speaker of the House John Boehner Thursday that there would be no agreement to avert the "fiscal cliff" unless tax rates are increased on those making more than $250,000 per year. Boehner expressed concern that Democrats have shown no willingness to reduce the rate of growth in entitlement spending.
Some advocates of Plan B, also called "emergency contraception" or the "morning after pill," are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to reverse her decision to not allow minors to obtain the drug over the counter. Since the decision was politically motivated and the election is over, they argue, Sebelius should now reverse her order.
As the nation careens toward the end of the year "fiscal cliff," politicians and pundits are expressing many assumptions, some of which are incorrect. Here are five common myths about the fiscal cliff.
With the U.S. Senate set to vote Wednesday on ratification of the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), some critics, including former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and homeschool advocates, warn the treaty could undermine parental rights.
If President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans fail to reach an agreement to avert the "fiscal cliff" by the end of the year, most Americans believe Republicans will be at fault, according to a CNN/ORC poll.
Another challenge to the Affordable Care Act (2010), or "Obamacare," can continue, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. Liberty University, a private Christian university in Lynchburg, Va., founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, sued over the law's requirements that certain employers provide health insurance and that most individuals carry health insurance on religious freedom grounds.
As President Barack Obama and members of Congress negotiate a solution to the pending "fiscal cliff," they should protect programs for the poor, argued the Circle of Protection, an association of religious leaders, in an open letter released Tuesday.
President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats have been arguing that Republicans want to protect tax cuts for "millionaires and billionaires," even though Democrats are really talking about raising taxes on those making more than $250,000. An idea appears to be floating around some Republican congressional circles to offer to raise taxes on actual millionaires while preventing taxes from going up for those making more than $250,000.
Democrats may have the upper hand in debates over what to do about the pending "fiscal cliff" because they have less to lose than Republicans if the nation goes over the cliff.
A renewed effort is needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of cutting global hunger in half by 2015, a group of Christian leaders announced Monday.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that Democrats would not support a bargain with Republicans that only includes revenue increases from eliminating tax deductions and credits. Tax rate increases must also be part of the package, Pelosi insisted. Conservative pundit Bill Kristol said he expects Republicans to go along with a tax rate increase.
Penn Jillette, of the Penn and Teller comedy magic duo, named the Bible as one of his six favorite books in a column for "The Week." Anyone who reads all of it will become an atheist, Jillette asserts.
A map of the 2012 presidential election results created by Chris Howard, a fantasy and science fiction author and illustrator, takes into account vote percentages and population density to show a more nuanced understanding of the election results.
The adoption child tax credit is one of the many parts of the U.S. tax code that could change dramatically on Jan. 1, 2013, if Congress and President Barack Obama do not act. Adoption advocates worry the changes would make adopting a child more difficult for middle income families.