Obama seeks Twitter help on ‘fiscal cliff’

US President Barack Obama’s campaign for his “fiscal cliff” plan includes the Twitter-verse. The White House has set up a new Twitter hashtag: “My2K,” a reference to the extra $2,200 in taxes it says the average family will pay if all the George W. Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of the year.

Well-off Syrians join exodus as ‘final battle begins’

MASNAA, Lebanon – The latest wave of Syrians fleeing to neighboring Lebanon doesn’t always fit the image of bedraggled refugees escaping with only the clothes on their backs. Some arrive in style to this Lebanese border post, barely an hour’s drive from Damascus