Herman Cain's political star is lately on the rise, thanks in no small part to the persistent marketing of his '9-9-9 plan' to reform the tax code. Independent economists say the plan takes us into uncharted territory.
Stephen Colbert has taken his mockery of campaign finance in the US to a new level by showing he can funnel unlimited, anonymous cash into his Colbert Super PAC.
By holding its presidential primary on Jan. 31, Florida bumps the whole nominating calendar forward. That means anyone still contemplating a 2012 bid (maybe Chris Christie or Sarah Palin) has a lot less time to pull together a credible campaign.
Anwar al-Awlaki was one of Al Qaeda's idea men – a propagandist who inspired youth to jihad. The drone attack that killed him is a 'big setback,' but it doesn't hurt Al Qaeda's capacity.
Baseball playoffs: The Rays and Rangers get the 2011 MLB postseason under way Friday afternoon in Texas, followed by the Yankees and Tigers. The National League playoffs start on Saturday.
Three dozen former and current Boeing employees were arrested Thursday for illicitly peddling prescription pills. Cases like this one show the challenges for law enforcement in dealing with the epidemic.
Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana bowed out of the GOP presidential sweepstakes earlier this year, disappointing his fans. In a recent meeting with reporters, he shared his ideas on what's wrong with Obama's policies.
Take this 12-question test to gauge your knowledge of baseball’s postseason since the playoffs era began. If you get nine or more answers right, we consider you a true all-star.
During a recent wide-ranging session with reporters, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul revealed what sets him apart from his competitors – and why he is a fan of President Grover Cleveland.
Chris Christie hasn't even entered the GOP presidential race, but pundits (and comedians) are already suggesting his weight would be the, um, large gray big-eared mammal in the room.
As more and more corporate and personal business is done via mobile devices and social media, it is more than Scarlett Johansson cell phone pictures that are being hacked.
The proliferation of mobile devices has created the perfect storm for cyberattacks. So, what is a smart-phone user to do to avoid being hacked?
It was 50 years ago, on Oct. 1, that Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run mark by hitting his record-breaking 61st home run on the 1961 season’s final game. Only 23,154 witnessed the the solo shot in Yankee Stadium. Maris is surely the least known of baseball’s greatest sluggers. Test your own Maris knowledge with this quiz.
You can almost hear Fleetwood Mac's 'Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow' in the background as the former First Couple prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s announcement of his presidential candidacy in Little Rock, Ark., this weekend.
Herman Cain jumped from 6 percent to 17 percent in the latest Fox News poll of GOP 2012 presidential candidates. Herman Cain is now just behind Gov. Rick Perry. And there are more signs that Cain's support is gathering momentum.
Gov. Rick Perry was heckled Thursday in North Carolina over his stance on illegal immigrants attending Texas universities. Mitt Romney and Chris Christie joined the critical chorus.
A judge upheld a provision in the Alabama immigration law that forces public schools to check the immigration status of new students. Schools are scrambling to determine the impact.
The Kindle Fire is integrated with the Amazon cloud computing service, and the user is automatically logged into Amazon, turning the device into a powerful proprietary shopping tool.
At the Conrad Murray trial Thursday, security guard Alberto Alvarez provided the most detailed public account yet of the frantic scene in the bedroom the day Michael Jackson died.
Listeria-related deaths in the US from tainted cantaloupes have raised concern about America's food chain. While problems remain, there have also been improvements, experts say.