A $500 million gun control plan unveiled by President Barack Obama has been called one of the most comprehensible federal gun control proposals since the 1960s. But critics warn the administration will need to be strategic in order to get the measures passed.
President Barack Obama's most recent cabinet nominations have been largely white men -- a move that's been criticized by advocates for women and people of color. They say they're surprised and disappointed with Obama's choices.
While they didn't get everything they wanted in President Barack Obama's first term, nor did they get all they asked for at the ballot box in November, environmental activists are bullish about how the second Obama term will play out, in regard to the environment.
Bruce Oreck, the U.S. ambassador to Finaland, is a well-known ex-body builder with an outsized personality. In Finland, the media have been fascinated with his past life, putting him on the cover of magazines -- one time without a shirt, even.
The efforts to avert the fiscal cliff started slowly but took on urgency over the past 72 hours. All signs point to a broad outline of a deal being reached, but it remains unclear whether both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate will be able to vote on it before the night is over.
President Barack Obama and the Republicans are digging in their heels over proposals to resolve the crisis of the fiscal cliff. So far, both sides say no progress has been made and seem to be trying to lower expectations for a deal.
If you've heard about the impending fiscal cliff America is heading toward, you're probably wondering what barriers are in the way to stop us from hurtling over and if we shouldn't manage that -- what's waiting for us at the bottom of the ravine.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama haven't exactly gotten along over the years, but they're inextricably linked. As Obama prepares to move into his second term, Netanyahu is trying to repair relations -- to make sure bad relations between the two don't keep him from winning his own election.
In Tuesday's elections, in New York City, Bengali voters were supposed to get ballots in their old language. That didn't happen, and advocates for immigrants say that's not fair.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday won a second term, powered by a coalition of minority and youth voters. In a rousing speech to his supporters, he told Americans the "best is yet to come." The Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate, while Republicans control the House of Representatives.