South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint announced Thursday that he's resigning to take over as head of the conservative Heritage Foundation, saying "I can do a lot more on the outside than I can on the inside."
Both sides agree the wealthy will pay more, so now fiscal cliff talks come down to how much Republicans can wring out of the White House in return for giving in on taxes.
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie will be in Washington, D.C. Thursday for meetings on Capitol Hill and with White House officials regarding relief for Hurricane Sandy, according to a senior Christie adviser.
Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio said Thursday he's starting to see more openness among House Republicans for the president's pitch to raise tax rates on the top 2% of income earners.
A new poll indicates a majority of Americans are OK with raising taxes on incomes over $250,000 per year as part of a deal to prevent the country from falling off the fiscal cliff.
On the list of people who might be appointed to fill departing Sen. Jim DeMint's Senate seat, there's Rep. Tim Scott and everyone else.
This is the story of a boy who not only survived a brutal assault but is now the key witness in a trial that has forced Bangladesh to confront the cruel but overlooked practice of forced begging. It is also the story of strangers, half a world away, who set out to show the boy that good exists in equal measure as evil -- and who set off a chain reaction of kindness to make him whole again.
CNN correspondent Sara Sidner recounts how she first met the boy who is the subject of the upcoming CNN documentary, "Operation Hope."
It was a horrific act that brought the boy to an operating room in Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore. A gang on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, had cut off the entire right side of his penis, including the right testicle. He was only 7 at the time.
The Violence Against Women Act has protected crime victims and helped police and prosecutors take violent criminals off our streets for nearly 20 years. After it became law in 1994, it was reauthorized, with robust support from both parties, in 2000 and 2005.
In 1925, H. L. Mencken wrote an impassioned plea: "Prohibition has not only failed in its promises but actually created additional serious and disturbing social problems throughout society. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic but more. There is not less crime, but more. ... The cost of government is not smaller, but vastly greater. Respect for law has not increased, but diminished." This week marks the 79th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in December 1933, but Mencken's plea could easily apply to today's global policy on drugs.
There are up to 7 billion geniuses in this world -- are you one of them? How can we nurture the world's many talented people so they most effectively contribute to the world's economic health? Start by figuring out what they need to flourish and how to overcome the barriers that stand in their way.