Trade Deals Pass House, Senate

President Barack Obama said House and Senate passage Wednesday of three free-trade agreements was "a major win for American workers and businesses." more

Jobs Bill Fails to Pass Through Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama moved to Plan B Wednesday after the Senate defeated his $447 billion jobs bill by refusing to let it come up for a vote. more

Herman Cain: 9-9-9 Tax Plan Not 'Off a Pizza Box'

GOP presidential hopeful and former Godfather's Pizza magnate Herman Cain said his 9-9-9 tax plan is solid and not something that came "off a pizza box." more

Mitt Romney Leads in N.H.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination in New Hampshire, but the Iowa field is more open, polls indicate. more

GOP Debate Focuses on Economy

Economic issues dominated Tuesday in a debate in Hanover, N.H., among eight candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. more

Wall Street Protesters Arrested in Washington, Boston

Police arrested more than 100 protesters Tuesday in Washington and Boston as Republican and Democratic politicians split on support of the Occupy rallies. more

Yulia Tymoshenko, Former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Found Guilty of Abusing Power

A judge found former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko guilty of abusing her power and sentenced her to seven years in prison. more

Unemployment Benefits Applications Fall By 37,000

First-time jobless benefit claims fell by 37,000 in the week ending Saturday with 391,000 claims filed, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. more

Immmigration Law Ruled Enforceable in Alabama

A federal judge in Birmingham, Ala., ruled key portions of the state's sweeping immigration law could go into effect while blocking others. more

Chris Christie GOP Run Unclear

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sent mixed signals about whether he'd enter the Republican presidential race despite pleas from some quarters for him to run. more

Obama's Facebook Townhall to Compete with GOP's

Republican lawmakers plan a Facebook town hall meeting on job creation Monday to counter one hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama on LinkedIn, Facebook said. more

Disaster Aid Fight Looms; Government Shut Down Threatened

With the end of the fiscal year fast approaching, the U.S. Congress takes up a short-term spending measure to avert a government shutdown. more

Wall Street Protests Show No Signs of Ceasing

Protesters demanding changes to U.S. social and economic policies they say unfairly favor the rich vowed to make a park near Wall Street their Tahrir Square. more

Disaster Aid Legislation Passed

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a disaster-aid and stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government in business after Sept. 30. more

Poll: Public Doesn't Want Medicare, Social Security Cuts

A U.S. poll suggests voters don't want to see Social Security and Medicare cuts in the government's proposal to cut the federal deficit, a report said Thursday. more

Carl Lewis Case Heads Back to Court

An attorney for Carl Lewis said Tuesday the fact the Olympic star voted in California in 2009 should not disqualify him from running for office in New Jersey. more

Operation Twist Angers Wall Street

A punishing sell off went to a second day Thursday on Wall Street, as investors rejected a U.S. Federal Reserve stimulus measure. more

Troy Davis Execution Given the Okay; NAACP Turns to White House for Help

The NAACP may appeal to U.S. President Barack Obama to halt the scheduled execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis, the civil rights group said. more

Rick Perry, Romney Lead GOP Hopefuls

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry leads Mitt Romney in a Gallup poll that indicates the bid for the party nod is fast becoming a two-man race. more

Prop 8 Trial Video Will be Unsealed

Videotapes of the legal challenge to a California initiative outlawing same-sex marriage will be unsealed at the end of the month, a judge has ruled. more

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