Reid would back Obama if he bucks GOP on debt ceiling

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Huffington Post) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has privately told other Democrats, including President Obama, that if the administration used its constitutional and executive authority to continue more…

S&P 500 index closes at 5-year high

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The Standard & Poor's 500 closed at its highest in five years Friday after a report showed that hiring held up in December, giving stocks an more…

Boehner critic goes public

by Taylor Rose -- While U.S. Rep John Boehner, R-Ohio, may have been re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives, the narrow margin of victory – just a handful of votes over more…

Can trillion-dollar coins save economy?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC NEWS) With President Obama having kicked off debt ceiling negotiations by vowing not to negotiate over the debt ceiling, a new option for paying off the nation’s more…

Unemployment rate stays at 7.8%

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. The more…

U.S., Mexico to open joint inspection stations

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (San Diego Union-Tribune) U.S. and Mexican authorities are preparing for the opening of a customs inspections station in Tijuana that will allow U.S. officers for the first time more…