politics & society
The negotiations over the fiscal cliff continue with few outward signs of progress. Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers and seem able to agree on just one thing: don't expect any deals before Christmas.
With the increase use of drone strikes as a powerful fighting force, the military is looking to get more involved in intelligence. Greg Miller says that it's becoming more difficult to tell who's doing what as the Pentagon and CIA work closely together.
In Europe and the United States, Muslims, including a group called Muslims for Progressive Values, are pushing for making mosques more inclusive -- to serve all people. Some say this could be the beginning of a reformation of Islam.
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.
The extreme right has found a great deal of support as Europe's economies lurch toward economic recovery. They're typically anti-immigrant and often anti-European government. In Greece they've risen to national positions, but in Spain, unique circumstances are holding them back.
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.
Massachusetts becomes the latest state to tell undocumented immigrants meeting certain criteria that they will be eligible for in-state tuition under the same guidelines as documented Massachusetts residents.
Hurricane Sandy roared ashore in New York just two weeks ago, destroying the homes of the wealthy and the poor alike. Elliott Sclar, from Columbia University's Earth Institute, says that will open the door to discussions of future land-use made critical by climate change.
Spain has one of the strictest eviction laws in the world. Not only do people lose their homes, but they remain liable for the full value of the mortgage -- as do their descendants. But after at least three eviction-related suicides, much of the country has said enough is enough.
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.