President Obama has gone coast to coast this week to stump for his new budget proposal — a plan to shrink the government's ballooning debt. Meanwhile, Republicans are pushing their own plan, developed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.
Sorting through the conflicting claims is not easy. Even in the best of times, budget plans arrive in a blizzard of numbers. When the country faces daunting fiscal challenges, as it does now, the storm gets even more blinding.
For most of us, Chinese takeout means little white boxes packed full of sweet and sour pork and General Tso's chicken. But in China, facing intense competition, restaurants are getting innovative. One chain has come up with the ultimate Chinese takeout: hot pot in your very own home.
Ben Drew, also known as Plan B, has been called the Eminem of East London. The Guardian described his 2006 debut release as "a bleak, visceral, obscenity-strewn British urban album."
His music received great reviews from music critics, but didn't do so well with the public. After a few years, Plan B is back with a new album called The Defamation of Strickland Banks — and this time, he's swapped his hooded sweatshirt for a suit and added a whole lot of soul to his sound. But who is Strickland Banks?
New Jersey Transit will rehire a man who was fired after burning a Quran. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey brought a suit on behalf of Derek Fenton, who was fired for burning a Quran last year on the ninth anniversary of 9/11.