November 13, 2012 Political observers are still working through the rubble of the unprecedented $6 billion presidential campaign, but we're getting a steady stream of reaction and analysis.
November 13, 2012 The FBI review of sensitive email messages between former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer-mistress Paula Broadwell has been raising big questions about Big Brother. One of them: When can federal law enforcement review a person's private communications?
November 13, 2012 Compromise is suddenly the watchword in Washington, as negotiations over taxes, spending and entitlements begin in advance of the "fiscal cliff." White House officials say the president will stick to his principles but keep his options open.
November 13, 2012 The alternative minimum tax is looming over about 27 million more taxpayers this year. It's just one part of the so-called fiscal cliff — a big cluster of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that will occur if Congress does not act. Those taxpayers could end up paying an average of $3,700 more without a fix.
November 13, 2012 Still recovering from the election? Well, first you have to recover from this week's ScuttleButton puzzle. Solve it and you could win a Political Junkie tee-shirt!
November 13, 2012 President Obama is meeting with labor leaders at the White House on Tuesday — the first in a series of meetings aimed at avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts in the new year. The newly re-elected president is hoping to translate victory at the ballot box into success in shaping policy.
November 13, 2012 When Golden Dawn arrived on the political scene three years ago, many Greeks dismissed the party as neo-Nazi thugs. But in June, Golden Dawn won 18 of the 300 seats in Parliament, after campaigning on an anti-immigrant and anti-establishment message. Polls now show the party would double its share of seats if elections were held today.
November 13, 2012 Virtually everyone agrees that allowing the nation to fall off the so-called fiscal cliff would be a bad thing. Government programs would be cut, taxes would rise, and experts say the economy would fall back into recession. And after all that, the nation still would be dealing with a budget deficit.