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.
The US Senate voted Tuesday to proceed with a debate on Republican plans to repeal Barack Obama's health care reforms — proceedings marked by the dramatic return of John McCain, who is suffering from cancer.
The leak of the report warning of failure in Afghanistan is certain to add fuel to the debate over the future of the US mission there. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the political situation with Richard Fontaine, a former foreign policy adviser.
In an effort to stop mining near one of the United States' most well-known landmarks, the Obama administration is banning new mining claims from being made in and around the Grand Canyon — a practice previously allowed.
Zero Dark Thirty, the critically acclaimed film that looks at the events leading up to the death of Osama bin Laden. The film, though, has not been without controversy, particularly on Capitol Hill, where several senators have been outspoken critics.