• FILE - In this Saturday, March 20, 2010 file photo, Afghan women offer prayers at the grave of their relative in a grave yard in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

    As the country braces for next year's presidential election, the panel urges the U.S. government and its allies to work harder to promote religious rights.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 30, 2013, 7:14 AM EDT
  • In this April 10, 2013, file photo, copies of President Barack Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are distributed to Senate staff on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    But liberals' loud rejection of White House proposals to slow Social Security growth reflects its relative lack of traction with key political elites.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 25, 2013, 4:22 AM EDT