Every four years, a president is sworn in to office in the United States. Traditionally, that person, delivers an address to the nation, laying out priorities for his term. But typically, when that president is doing so for the second time, it's a shorter address.
Hispanics played a major role in deciding November's presidential election. And now, as President Barack Obama prepares to start his second term with an eye on immigration reform, many Hispanic activists are hoping to take that new power and put it to work.
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.
The 113th Congress opened for business on Thursday and they're already embroiled in a controversy. House leaders, in the fact of fierce criticism, reversed course and said they'd schedule a vote for Friday on the first installment of relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Congress approved a fiscal cliff bill Tuesday night, after weeks of broken deals and failed compromises. But the battle is far from over as conservatives push for dramatic increases in spending cuts in exchange for raising the country's debt limit, as soon as March.
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.
Way back in 1976, Congress changed the way copyright law works, but delayed the practical implementation until 2013. With 2013 just around the corner, artists are preparing to reclaim the rights to popular works that they created from 1978.
Neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate have been able to produce a farm bill that gets wide support. In fact, neither chamber have approved a bill, though there are committee proposals. But both conservative and liberal groups are blasting the proposals as bad policy.
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.