Pope Benedict XVI arrives for a private audience with the metroplolitan archbishops.
Pope Benedict XVI ventured into economic policy today. During an address to the Rome-based United Nations Food And Agriculture Organization, the AFP reports, the Pope called for action "against 'speculation' on commodity markets."
In Minnesota Friday, highway construction came to a halt, rest stops and state parks closed. And 22,000 state workers have been laid off. The reason: a protracted budget dispute between the state's Democratic governor and Republicans who control the legislature.
In the absence of talks between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders, the shutdown was rippling into the lives of people like Sonya Mills, a 39-year-old mother of eight facing the loss of about $3,600 a month in state child care subsidies.
In September 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama disembarks from his campaign plane in Reno. Mayor Bob Cashell says presidential candidates should spend a little more face time in his town.
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Stoney's Rockin' Country, home to a Tea Party Express rally last year, has become something of a Republican haven in a predominantly Democratic city.
It's officially summer vacation time. But if you're a candidate running for president, you'll spend your summer shaking hands in early voting states. Here, a look at the required stops and must-see attractions in Nevada.
Las Vegas may be in the middle of a desert, but once you're on the Strip, you can pretend you're anywhere. Just pick a hotel: Paris, New York, Monte Carlo. Republican candidates generally go Venetian.