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.
Now more than ever there's a need to set partisan differences aside to address the number of Americans living in poverty, activists say. But with no representation for the growing number of people falling into poverty, some are calling fiscal cliff negotiations a threat to our democracy.
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.
A Turkish baker, who says he had high hopes for Barack Obama when he was elected U.S. president back in 2008, says he's disappointed with how the whole term has turned out. But he's baked Obama into a baklava, hoping the sugary dessert will help Obama take a sweeter tact with his foreign policy.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama found common purpose in advance of Tuesday night's presidential debate, complaining that journalist moderator Candy Crowley wasn't agreeing to stick to the script. But Crowley, a Midwesterner, says she's going ahead with the debate how she wants — and the two sides now insist they're ready.
The national election is just days away and both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are preparing for the presidential debates. At the same time, they're wondering if there's an October surprise, some pivotal moment, waiting in the wings to upset the whole race and shake things up.
Aung San Suu Kyi has emerged from the shadows of protest in Myanmar and taking a seat in the country's government. That's enabled her to travel the world, finally, and to the United States this week. But her visit comes shortly before the visit of the president who implemented reforms that freed her, which has forced the U.S., and her, into difficult balancing act.
While most of American attention in recent days has been focused on Libya, where four American diplomats died, the bigger trouble may be brewing in Egypt. People are protesting there too, and while no one is getting killed, the long-term effect of the chill on Egyptian-American relations may be startling.
In the days since the Democratic Convention wrapped up, President Barack Obama has added to his lead over Republican Mitt Romney. And while Romney has drawn close, and the lead had always been narrow, Romney is quickly running out of time to close the gap.
The 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was not marked with speeches, but rather with somber silence. With the exception of one memorial in Pennsylvania, memorials to the about 3,000 people who died in the violent terrorists attacks were marked with reading of names, laying of wreaths and moments of silence.