A new poll suggests that many Americans are unconvinced that police forces nationwide treat all races equally, use the right amount of force, and hold officers accountable for misconduct. But blacks are far more skeptical than whites.
Faced with a lawsuit, President Obama has backed off his policy of banning lobbyists from serving on federal commissions and advisory panels. Lobbyists can offer 'technical expertise,' but critics say they also wield 'undue influence.'
The unemployment rate ticked upward to 6.2 percent of the labor force, up from 6.1 percent the month before, according to the Labor Department. Sometimes unemployment can rise even as more people get jobs
New e-mails in which former IRS official Lois Lerner dismisses some conservatives as 'crazies' don't paint her in the most charitable light. But they don't offer insight into how she did her job, which is the material point.
The Justice Department is investigating whether the IRS targeted conservative groups for special tax screening, but Republicans say a special prosecutor, rather than Obama appointees, would be more likely to get at the truth.
Economists downgrade their forecast for US growth in 2014 from 2.5 percent to 1.6 percent. A tepid economy usually hurts the president's party in an election year. Can competing data help Democrats dodge the blow?
Extra funds to deal with the flood of migrant women and children at the US border, which Obama requested Tuesday, must be offset by spending cuts elsewhere, some Republicans argue. Several factors, though, weigh against that approach.