CHICAGO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans apparently are engaged in another game of chicken, one that will affect every taxpayer and that could send the economy back into recession.
Now that the U.S. election is over, talk of repealing President Obama's signature healthcare reform law can be relegated to the rhetorical scrap heap -- although House Speaker John Boehner last week raised the possibility of including talk of modification in the discussions over the so-called fiscal cliff.
CHICAGO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- It's 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving and the turkey still is in the freezer. Is the holiday ruined? Will this mean pizza for dinner? What's a novice cook to do?
CHICAGO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Suddenly, the word "compromise" is back in vogue. Newly re-elected President Obama talked about it Election Night. So did House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. But we didn't hear it from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
The U.S. unemployment figures have turned Orwellian with an uptick viewed as positive by the administration -- more people looking for work -- and a downtick viewed as negative by the opposition -- fewer people in the jobs market.
Though all U.S. taxpayers have a stake in the looming so-called "fiscal cliff," members of the military -- especially those who have made a career of it -- are facing the threat with even more trepidation given failure to reach agreement between Congress and the president will mean massive cuts to defense spending, a survey indicates.
There's always a flurry after a presidential debate to determine who misrepresented what -- and there's always plenty of fodder.
If last week's debate between vice presidential candidates, incumbent Democrat Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan, showed anything, it's that Republicans and Democrats are still far apart on how to preserve Social Security.
It was deja vu in a good way: Last week's U.S. unemployment report put the administration back to square one -- make that Day 1 of President Obama's tenure.
Medicare is a touchy issue this political season because most people realize something needs to be done but no one -- especially those currently in the program or about to enter it -- wants to be the first to give something up.
The reactions to perceived slights to the Prophet Muhammad, which have led to violence this week, baffle those outside the Muslim world.
When his campaign is not bashing Obama administration policy, Mitt Romney pledges his administration would create 12 million new jobs, something that resonates with the millions of Americans who are un- or underemployed.
Author Robert Spencer is a bit puzzled: Why has there been so little effort to verify the historicity of the life of Muhammad and the events surrounding the handing down of the Koran?
CHICAGO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- In 1992, Bill Clinton made "It's the economy, stupid" his successful presidential campaign's mantra. Twenty years later, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney would do well to take a page from Clinton's playbook.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney focused on the U.S. education system last week as a report by the Center for the Next Generation and Center for American Progress warned American children are not being adequately prepared to compete in the global workforce.