• December 3, 2010  

    The president’s deficit commission voted 11-7 Friday on a combination of spending cuts and tax increases recommended by its co-chairmen, falling short of the 14 votes needed to send the plan to Congress. Co-chair Alan Simpson still showed optimism, saying that some aspects will be picked up and implemented in future proposals. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2010  

    The House of Representatives took the rare step Thursday of censuring one of its own members, ending a two-year ordeal for long-serving Rep. Charles Rangel. Judy Woodruff has more on the ethics violation rebuke for the 20-term New York Democrat. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2010  

    After an eight-month stalemate, Iraqi leaders have reached an agreement that keeps Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in power but distributes other key posts. Despite ongoing tensions between Maliki and his primary rival, Iyad Allawi, many hope this will stave off violence. Continue reading