Jan 17, 2013 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms hasn't had a permanent director in six years. President Obama called for confirmation of his nominee as part of his gun-safety proposals.
Tracy K. Smith
Jan 17, 2013 Poet Tracy K. Smith offers her perspective on Barack Obama's campaign message of hope four years later.
Jan 16, 2013 The president called for bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, but also said the U.S. needs more background checks and more research on the causes of gun violence.
Jan 18, 2013 Ciara McDonald will always remember where she was during Barack Obama's inauguration -- at the hospital giving birth to her second son, Ronan.
Jan 14, 2013 President Barack Obama warned Republicans that not raising the "so-called" debt ceiling is "irresponsible" and "absurd." Wait a second... so-called?
Jan 11, 2013 New data for the month of November show the U.S. trade deficit has hit its widest point in seven months -- but could that be a good thing?
Jan 18, 2013 How confident are you about our economic future? A survey from the polling firm Gallup finds the answer may have more to do with politics than economics.
Jan 10, 2013 In a few hours President Obama is expected to nominate White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew as the next Treasury Secretary. He brings a very different type of experience to the job than current secretary Timothy Geithner.
Jan 9, 2013 Taxpayers will have to wait eight extra days to file returns to give the IRS time to absorb tax changes in the fiscal cliff deal.
Jan 9, 2013 Multiple news outlets are reporting that President Obama will put forth Jack Lew as his nominee to be the next Secretary of the Treasury in an announcement tomorrow.