GOP presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump have made headlines over comments made – or not made – about Muslims. The incidents speak to the fundamental rift within the party that is shaping current American politics.
Local officials in Texas pointed to anti-police Black Lives Matter rhetoric after a white deputy was killed by a black man, with one suggesting there was 'open warfare' on cops. But data offer a different picture.
Much of the media coverage of Donald Trump has been as a phenomenon more than a presidential candidate. But there are signs that's changing, and it could present a new challenge for the early Republican front-runner.
In his eulogy of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the Charleston church shootings, Barack Obama showed how he is becoming more comfortable with his legacy as the nation's first black president.
Since the aftermath of 9/11, American conservatives and liberals have diverged sharply in what they think about Islam. Two events this weekend, including a spat over an in-flight Coke, hint at how and why a backlash to Islam is evolving.