Sarah Palin, citing family considerations, opts out of the 2012 presidential race. Her election-season aim, she said Wednesday, is to help elect other 'true public servants' to office – and she has shown she can.
With Republicans against higher taxes, there's virtually no chance that a surtax on millionaires will pass Congress. But there are strong political reasons for Senate Democrats to put it on the table.
The Palestinian campaign for statehood hasn't sat well with Washington, and now some members of Congress have decided to freeze some of the $500 million US aid to Palestinians.
Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are now scrambling to win over big donors who were backing Gov. Chris Christie. Rick Perry reportedly has $17 million in donations this quarter.
One-third of those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan say neither conflict has been worth the cost, a new Pew report finds. And 84 percent say the US public doesn't understand their problems.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R) of Texas wants a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress the truth about Operation Fast and Furious, a now-discredited gun-tracking program aimed at Mexico's drug lords.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – to collect natural gas can be done 'in a safe way.' New federal fracking rules are in the works.
Brazil, India, and South Africa all abstained in the Security Council vote condemning violence in Syria. That could cost them some support in their bids for council membership.
Rick Perry beat Republican presidential primary opponent Mitt Romney in the fundraising race during the third quarter of 2011. But Perry's war chest may be less impressive than it appears.
Amanda Knox is a strong person, according to her father. But the events of the past four years have taken an emotional toll on her.
At a Monitor-hosted breakfast for reporters, Secretary Salazar said Wednesday, 'There are some outstanding issues we are going to have to work through' concerning the King Memorial.
The GOP establishment, with all the money and endorsements at its command, now has little place to turn but to Mitt Romney. Candidate Star Search for the 2012 presidential race has ended.
Rat Island used to be the home of typhoid patients in New York City. Now, a local resident has bought Rat Island.
NYC helicopter crash into the East River killed one passenger and injured three others. Investigators are still trying to determine why the helicopter went down shortly after takeoff from a riverbank heliport.
Supporters complain the mainstream media aren't keeping pace with 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. But the movement's complexity makes big-picture coverage difficult.
Four girlfriends of Conrad Murray testified of calls or texts with the doctor on the morning that Michael Jackson died. The prosecution is trying to paint Murray as recklessly inattentive.
Amanda Knox, the hikers in Iran, the journalists in North Korea – all cases where young Americans were caught up in a foreign legal system. Some points on how to handle such a crisis.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided not to run for president – a decision that appears to solidify the Republican field. But in whose favor? Candidates are now jockeying for position.
Obama has some bridge-building to do with teachers, many of whom haven't much liked his education policies. That may be one reason he keeps touting his jobs bill, even though House leaders say it won't fly.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offers sobering data to Congress about the weak economic recovery and gives little hope of an imminent turnaround.