U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday proposed tax credits, tax relief and tax cuts for the middle class to get the economy going again. In a speech before a joint session of Congress, Obama proposed the American Jobs Act and urged Congress to forget politics and do what's right for the country.
President Barack Obama Wednesday compared Jimmie Johnson's five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championships to some of sports' greatest dynasties. The race car driver made the traditional pit stop at the White House afforded all sports national champions.
The debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, sponsored by NBC News and Politico, was the first time Perry and Romney have appeared together since the Texas governor entered the presidential race. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, former U.S. Ambassador to China and ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. and former Godfather Pizza Chief Executive Officer Herman Cain of Georgia also participated.
Speaking to about 600 people -- more than twice the number who attended a Tea Party event for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Concord, N.H., Sunday -- Palin repeated her familiar criticisms of President Barack Obama, big government and "beltway types".
A military plane crashed off Chile's Pacific coast, near the Juan Fernandez Islands. All 2 passengers are believed to be dead. Among the 21 were five employees of Chile's state-run broadcaster TVN including popular TV personality Felipe Camiroaga. UPI/Jonathan Mancilla.
Heavy rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Lee left more than 200,000 without power in Louisiana and Alabama. In New Orleans, Lee prompted some officials to renew complaints against the Army Corps of Engineers concerning levee repair since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Nearly one hundred students turned up in Santiago de Chile's Plaza de Armas on Thursday, September 1, to lock lips for education reform. The "besaton" or "kissing protest" consisted of both high school and university. Some dressed in costumes while others held signs with slogans reading, "To give one kiss is to convert a dream into a reality."
Student representatives said the state education system left room for profiteering on a scale that was financially crushing for the students and their families.
Student protests have frequently paralyzed parts of urban Chile for the past three months and also led to clashes, arrests and injuries among demonstrators and police.
More than 50 items from New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa, as well as new acquisitions from the Transportation Security Administration are on display in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus trades in his uniform for civvies Wednesday, retiring from military service in advance of becoming director of the CIA. He assumes his role as America's spy chief Sept. 6.
The Commission on Wartime Contracting, set up by the U.S. Senate in 2007, released their report on fraud in defense contracting titled, "Transforming Wartime Contracting". The commission found the U.S. government wasted more than $30 billion in contracts and grants awarded to private contracts working in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 10 years.
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