As Congress and the president head into unknown political territory, how can both sides explain the fiscal cliff to everyday citizens? It may be time to go back to the lesson of Big Bird.
The decisions of two states to legalize marijuana have sparked a big debate over the rights of states versus the federal government. But could homegrown pot face an easier legal battle?
The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box, instead of the ballot box, if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat.
Lost in Tuesday’s election night chaos was a decision in Puerto Rico to seek statehood in a nonbinding referendum. But the odds seem stacked against that happening.
In the end, Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney without having to win the biggest swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Virginia, three states where both campaigns spent huge amounts of money.