With the unemployment rate falling from 9 percent to 8.6 percent, the good news has many people wondering if things are finally looking up.
In the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans has cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, such as cleanup and sanitation, according to a survey conducted by The Associated Press.
A Minnesota congressman is applauding the decision by President Barack Obama to allow most Liberians living in the United States since that country’s civil war 20 years ago to stay another 18 months.
By now, most Americans have probably heard the worst-case scenarios with hitting the debt ceiling: a dipping dollar, loan difficulties, a jump in interest rates. So, how likely is a worst-case scenario?
When it comes to credit, we all have our limit. And the U.S. government has maxed out its $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. So what happens if the limit isn’t raised? What happens if the United States can’t pay its bills?
Minnesota is about to enter the record books: the longest state government shutdown in modern history.
On Independence Day, it’s interesting to hear how much United States citizens know about their country. Could you pass the United States Citizenship Test?
With only nine weeks before a candidate city would have to be identified, U.S. Olympic leaders say any discussion of an American bid for the 2020 Olympics is still premature.
Maybe you switch your light bulbs to save energy or drive a more efficient car to save fuel. Yet, 6,000 miles from Minnesota, China’s energy use is exploding. How much control does the United States really have over the costs from energy use?
Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to participate in a presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, a move that further signals the Minnesota Republican expects to be a candidate for the 2012 nomination.
The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there’s a big outbreak.
t may be the most watched television event in the history of the world. Perhaps 2 billion people will watch Prince William and Kate Middelton get married. So, why do so many Americans care about the royal wedding?
A trillion here, a trillion there….WHO’S COUNTING? You should!
Soon, the United States will turn over the lead role in operations against Libya to NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. So, what is NATO and does the U.S. really control the organization?
When the United States decided to join allies in launching an attack on Libya, the U.S. military titled it “Operation Odyssey Dawn.” So, how are military operations named?