With the Upper Chamber on break for the holidays, GOP members of the House are moving to shelve a bipartisan two-month extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut that was cleared by the Senate.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act in March 2012, as the battle over “Obamacare” will be taken to the nation’s highest court.
The national political parties took more money from lobbyists in the first half of 2011 than in any other six-month period in recorded history, with the Democrats outpacing their GOP rivals.
The focus of an upcoming global United Nations conference will be the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) goal to change how it makes decisions and analyzes problems.
U.S. officials say food aid to North Korea may resume depending on whether Pyongyang can provide the necessary monitoring assurances in talks between the two countries that began in Beijing.
The price of gold rose for a second straight day in New York, rebounding from a drop last week, as concerns about Europe’s debt crisis push demand upwards.
Kim Jong Il, supreme leader of North Korea, died on Saturday, December 17, after an apparent heart attack during a train ride, state television reported.
Congressional negotiators struck a deal that overturns the new rules that would have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning in 2012.
Congressional leaders signed off on a deal Thursday night to bypass the legislative logjam that had been threatening another government shutdown.
The al-Qaida organization in the Arabian Peninsula is rebranding itself to try to lose the negative image associated with the larger terror organization’s identity.