December 7, 2012 The Poway Unified School District in California is facing a whopping $1 billion repayment on a loan of just $105 million. It borrowed the money using bonds that the state treasurer has compared to payday loans — and more than 200 other California districts are in the same boat.
December 7, 2012 While the movement loses popularity nationwide, it's still a force in the GOP. When it comes to fiscal cliff negotiations, however, Tea Party members in Congress seem resigned to the fact that any eventual deal will be one they won't like. That doesn't mean the Tea Party spirit can't be recharged.
December 7, 2012 WHYYThe social media site Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up: mug shots. It's the result of one local police department's effort to get wanted notices in front of more eyeballs.
December 6, 2012 Already this year, the New Jersey city has surpassed its previous record for murders. But despite the high crime rate, the city is laying off its police force. City officials, who say the unionized police force has too many perks, are now turning to the county to provide a larger and cheaper force. Critics say the move is a strategy to bust the union.