November 27, 2012 The U.N. ambassador may be tapped by President Obama to be the next secretary of state. Before then, though, she'll face more questions from lawmakers about what she and other officials said and knew about the attack in the days after it happened.
November 27, 2012 It's now widely agreed that steering away from the fiscal cliff — the combination of spending cuts and tax increases set to hit at the start of the year — will require some combination of revenue increases and spending cuts. The central sticking point could well be whether President Obama and Congress can agree on the definition of revenue.
November 26, 2012 A handful of Republicans in Congress say they won't honor the Grover Norquist-led no-new-taxes pledge if it prevents a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. "Grover still swings a hammer," says one adviser. "There just aren't as many nails." But others think entitlements, not taxes, could be the sticking point.
November 26, 2012 You think you're wasting your time playing ScuttleButton? It could be worse. You could be a Washington Wizards season ticket holder.
November 26, 2012 Thanksgiving weekend spending shot up nearly 13 percent from last year, and there's more time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year for people to shop. And if a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff comes just before Christmas, as some expect, it could brighten the economic mood of last-minute shoppers.
November 26, 2012 The White House issued a short report Monday warning of the risks to holiday spending and the 2013 economy if policymakers fail to reach an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. The report seemed aimed at raising pressure on Republicans to strike a deal with President Obama.
November 26, 2012 Once, there seemed to be no limits for Jesse Jackson Jr., a member of Congress from Chicago and the son of the famed civil rights leader. Now he's gone, resigning his seat after a losing battle with health and ethics issues.
November 26, 2012 London-raised Ahmed Jama won't give up on Mogadishu, even though his restaurants have been attacked by suicide bombers more than once. In fact, he's leading the city's cultural revival, one dish at a time, by offering residents and visitors a taste of authentic Somali cuisine and hospitality.