- The poll, conducted a week before the wave of attacks on U.S. consulates in the Middle East, found voters believe Democrats are just as formidable as Republicans when it comes to protecting the U.S. from terrorism.
- In Florida, voters who were struck from the rolls as part of a controversial purge are set to be reinstated; in Pennsylvania, a battle over a new law requiring photo identification at the polls reaches the highest court.
- The death of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three members of his staff in Benghazi is a tragedy, and they join a long line of diplomats who died representing their nations.
- Over the weekend, Mitt Romney insisted his tax plan would not cut taxes on the rich. And yet, the Center for American Progress found it would lead to more than $2 billion in savings for the billionaire Sheldon Adelson. And that's not counting his heirs.
- On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The terrorists went on to pilot the aircrafts in a series of attacks that would end up claiming the lives of 3,000 people.
- As the nation remembers the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a report in the New York Times states that there were some activities the summer before the attacks that would have looked suspicious had the administration taken the warnings more seriously.
- This week is setting up much like last week in that stimulus or quantitative easing is by far the main item of focus by both traders and investors. The US Fed FOMC meeting is Wednesday and Thursday of this week with many participants expecting the Fed to act now to try to jump start the economy and try to put some life into the faltering jobs market as both are part of their mandate. The market became slightly more convinced that the Fed would act this week after Friday's weak nonfarm payroll...
- Eleven years later, the men at the forefront of both sides of the 9/11 attacks are variously retired, in jail, or dead.
Sept. 11 Anniversary: Iconic Pictures Of The World Trade Center, Ground Zero, Past Memorials And The Freedom Tower [PHOTOS]The Sept. 11 attacks changed the landscape of New York City forever. Before 9/11, you could view the World Trade Center towers by crossing the Brooklyn Bridge or hitching a ride on the Staten Island Ferry.
- Authorities deported a record number of immigrants in 2011, underscoring the delicate balance President Obama has attempted to strike on immigration.
- This past Friday, as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered his annual address from Jackson Hole - the State of the Dollar, if you will - I couldn't help but hear it as an incumbent's campaign speech. While Wall Street was hoping for some concrete announcement, what we got was a mushy appraisal of the Fed's handling of the financial crisis so far and a suggestion that more 'help' is on the way.
- The 2012 campaign has focused on a myriad of social and ideological issues, with some smatterings of tax policy and truckloads of mudslinging. A new book argues voters should look past the obfuscation and consider what is best for their wallet. Its authors claim history has proven one thing: when it comes to economic success, the left has had the upper hand.
- Watch video and read the full text of Bill Clinton's speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
- Nicki Minaj raps endlessly about her stacks of money, expensive clothes, cars and all the other luxuries that come with being one of the most famous -- and overrated -- rappers on the planet. But despite that love of all things material, her bold-faced endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the new Lil' Wayne mixtape shows that she's willing to put her vote where her Louis Vuitton purse is.