U.S. House members heading back to Washington on Tuesday prepared to take up the tax cut deal that has something for just about every politico to love -- and hate.
Tea Party activists have been excoriating Republicans for signing on to an $800 billion-plus deal -- negotiated by President Obama and GOP leaders --- that preserves Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, but isn't paid for.
Originally published on Tue December 14, 2010 12:27 pm
Saying that "information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November confirms that the economic recovery is continuing, though at a rate that has been insufficient to bring down unemployment," Federal Reserve policymakers just effectively said they're going to keep trying to give the economy some gas in a bid to get it moving faster.
Homosexuals "should refrain from any sexual activities" while attending the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Monday.
Today, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association and other gay rights activists are condemning his words -- and renewing their objection to having the tournament played in a country where homosexual behavior is illegal.
If you need a break and have a few minutes, consider this video. As the Associated Press says, "Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have added a comedic twist to David Bowie and Bing Crosby's classic Christmas duet" (fair warning, there are are couple bleeped-out expletives at the end):