Nov 25, 2012 16:15 EST
The head of Italy's main centre-left Democratic Party, Pier Luigi Bersani, was set to win a primary vote on Sunday for the nominee for prime minister but without a majority, according to early results.
Nov 24, 2012 19:00 EST
Gay rights groups have pledged to back Cory Booker should he decide to challenge New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Gay rights groups have pledged to back Cory Booker should he decide to challenge New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. While Booker, Newark's Democratic mayor and an outspoken gay rights ally, has yet to say whether he'll throw his hat in the ring, gay rights groups are attempting to lure him into a campaign with promises of support. Steven Goldstein, the head of Garden State Equality, the state's largest gay rights advocate, said he's prepared to go ?door to door from New Jersey to West Hollywood to raise millions of dollars? for a Booker campaign. ?Like few others, Cory Booker manages to capture the imagination of the LGBT community from all over the country, and from all walks of life,? Human Rights Campaign (HRC) spokesman Fred Sainz told the Star-Ledger. ?I would suspect a wide diversity of Americans would support his campaign and help get him the resources he needs t
Nov 20, 2012 10:59 EST
Once bitter foes, then wary allies, and now firm friends, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are waxing nostalgic about six turbulent years, as she gets ready to swap globe trotting for retirement.
Nov 19, 2012 14:34 EST
Democrats claimed victory Monday in the final undecided House races of the 2012 election, as President Barack Obama's party picked up a total of eight seats to narrow the Republican majority.
Nov 18, 2012 11:44 EST
The top Democrat in the House of Representatives expressed hope Sunday that US lawmakers will reach a deal by mid-December to avoid the fiscal cliff but stood firm on tax rises for the rich.
Nov 17, 2012 01:53 EST
President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders vowed to make difficult compromises on taxes and spending as they opened talks on dodging a looming fiscal cliff and trimming the US deficit.
Nov 16, 2012 16:23 EST
President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders vowed Friday to make difficult compromises on taxes and spending as they opened talks on dodging a looming fiscal cliff and trimming the US deficit.
Nov 16, 2012 12:28 EST
President Barack Obama called Friday on both Democrats and Republicans to make "tough compromises" in order to overcome divisions over deficit reduction and avoid the fiscal cliff.
Nov 14, 2012 16:45 EST
Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker of the House, said Wednesday she would seek to stay on as the chamber's Democratic minority leader, proclaiming there is "so much more I want to do."
Nov 09, 2012 17:01 EST
The "fiscal cliff" is a combination of dramatic spending cuts and tax increases mandated to take effect beginning January 2013 if Democratic and Republican US lawmakers cannot bridge their differences on how best to reduce the nation's budget deficit and debt.
Nov 09, 2012 14:32 EST
US President Barack Obama Friday claimed a mandate to hike taxes on the rich to pay down the deficit, firing his first post-election shot at Republicans in a year-end showdown on debt and spending.
Nov 09, 2012 13:04 EST
US President Barack Obama will invite Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress to the White House next week for talks on averting an end-of-year fiscal and budget crunch, a US official said.
Nov 08, 2012 19:00 EST
Support for gay marriage in the RI General Assembly increased on Tuesday with the election of several new members. ?Support for gay marriage in the Rhode Island General Assembly increased on Tuesday with the election of several new members. Democrats picked up two seats in the House and three in the Senate, increasing their majorities in both chambers. Lawmakers last year scrapped a marriage bill for civil unions over the loud objections of many gay rights activists. House Speaker Gordon Fox said he reversed direction due in part to the strong objections on the issue by Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed. Democrats on Thursday unanimously elected Weed to another term as president. House Democrats plan to meet Friday to nominate Fox for a second term. Fox said as recently as last weekend that the House would vote on a marriage bill in January. Ray Sullivan, campaign director for Fight Back RI, a political committee set up to support pro-marriage equality state lawmakers, said the three
Nov 08, 2012 15:09 EST
One quick takeaway from Tuesday's election is that Republicans retained control of the US House of Representatives, albeit with a smaller majority than two years ago. Republicans won 233 seats to the Democrats' 194, with eight races still unresolved as of Thursday.
Nov 07, 2012 19:20 EST
President Barack Obama returned to the White House Wednesday emboldened by his stunning re-election and challenging his Republican opponents to work with him to avert a looming financial crisis.
Nov 07, 2012 15:39 EST
Fresh from his re-election triumph, President Barack Obama Wednesday called leaders in Congress to prepare the ground for a political showdown over a cresting financial crisis that could spark recession.
Nov 07, 2012 14:43 EST
President Barack Obama's Democratic Party has increased its majority in the US Senate, defying odds after a series of wins in Republican-leaning states, results showed Wednesday.
Nov 07, 2012 00:37 EST
Chanting "Four more years!" and "USA, USA!," a crowd of well-wishers danced and celebrated outside the White House late Tuesday after Democratic President Barack Obama swept to re-election.
Nov 06, 2012 22:05 EST
President Barack Obama's Democratic Party on Tuesday picked up a Senate seat in Indiana, where Joe Donnelly defeated the controversial conservative Richard Mourdock, television networks projected.
Nov 06, 2012 21:57 EST
The Democrats picked up a Senate seat Tuesday in Massachusetts, US media reported, in another discouraging sign for their Republican rivals trying to regain the majority in the upper chamber.