Sen. Chuck Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, suggested during a speech Tuesday that Congress's focus on passing the Affordable Care Act compromised his party's efforts to restore the economy.
Minority communities have legitimate concerns about how they are being treated by police, and the president deserves credit for trying to draw our attention to them yet again.
The reality is that presidents increasingly rely on their core political supporters located in the White House office over the input from their Cabinet secretaries. The next Defense secretary will be Obama's No. 4.
France was under heavy pressure from NATO allies not to go through with the sale of the helicopter carrier amid rising tensions over Ukraine.
President Obama's dismissal of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today is the latest sign of the president's growing hawkishness in the face of unresolved conflicts in the Middle East.
China says its construction of an island on top of a reef in the contested Spratly Islands is 'completely justifiable.' It appears the expanded island could accommodate an airfield.
A teenaged girl in Taiwan serves as a campaign manager for a city council candidate, and provides a model of civic activism for cynical teens.
Through Vision To Learn, Austin Beutner brings eye exams and glasses to low-income students, helping them see their way to a better education.
A public dialogue on gun control, begun at a 2013 Monitor forum, continues in Montana.