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Wisconsin Democrats Stage Overnight Filibuster

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Democrats kept the Wisconsin Assembly up overnight with a droning filibuster in another desperate attempt to block the Republican governor's bold plan to strip public sector workers of nearly all of their bargaining rights.

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Rahm Emanuel Elected Mayor Of Chicago

Posted: 02/22/2011 - Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago, to succeed the retiring Richard Daley.

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4 American Hostages Killed By Pirates

Posted: 02/22/2011 - Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years.

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Libya's Ambassador To US Calls For Gadhafi To Quit

Posted: 02/22/2011 - Libya's ambassador to the United States is calling for Moammar Gadhafi to step down as leader of the Arab nation rocked by the Gadhafi regime's violent crackdown against protesters.

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Quake In New Zealand Kills At Least 65

Updated: 02/22/2011 - At least 100 people are feared trapped after a powerful earthquake in what is already being called New Zealand's worst natural disaster.

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NC Activists Support Protesters In Wisconsin

Posted: 02/21/2011 - North Carolina activists are showing their solidarity with public workers in Wisconsin who are fighting to protect collective bargaining rights.

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Smithsonian Holds Vote On Video Games For Exhibit

Posted: 02/21/2011 - The Smithsonian American Art Museum is asking the public to help select video games that will be included in its first exhibit to explore the art and visual effects of gaming.

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Mom Suspended For Taking Marine Son's Call

Updated: 02/21/2011 - A Tennessee woman was suspended from her job for three days when she answered her cell phone on the job -- to take a call from her son, a Marine stationed in Afghanistan.

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State Budget Fights Fire Up Union; Obama Involved

Updated: 02/20/2011 - Organized labor is trying to re-energize and take advantage of the growing backlash from the wave of anti-union sentiment in Wisconsin and more than a dozen other states. And President Barack Obama and his political machine are offering tactical support to the labor movement. Obama is eager to repair strained relations with some union leaders upset over his recent overtures to business.

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House Passes Sweeping Cuts To Domestic Programs

Posted: 02/19/2011 - The Republican-controlled House has passed vetoed-threatened legislation to cut $60-billion-plus billion from hundreds of federal programs. It would also help coal companies, oil refiners and farmers escape new environmental regulations.

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DNC Raises $7.2M In January

Posted: 02/19/2011 - The Democratic National Committee says it has raised $7.2 million in January but has more than twice that amount in debt.

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Obama Urges Bahrain's King To Show Restraint

Posted: 02/18/2011 - President Barack Obama is condemning the violence in Bahrain and urging the country's king in a phone call to show restraint after a series of bloody protests.

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Déjà Vu: Russia, US At Odds Over Missile Defense

Posted: 02/18/2011 - Talks between the U.S. and Russia over a new anti-ballistic missile system for Europe are stuck on a key point, with Moscow demanding to jointly run the system and the U.S. refusing to yield.

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