The NBA playoffs are well underway. It started with 16 teams, trying to stay in the game over a two-month stretch to earn the title 'NBA Champions.' However, there are a handful of teams that have established themselves as the cream of the pro-basketball crop, having won multiple NBA titles since 1947.
Rep. Ron Paul (R) is expected to announce his presidential exploratory committee Tuesday afternoon in Iowa.
Haley Barbour: Several allies said Barbour, known as one of the smartest political operatives in the GOP, ultimately decided he didn't have what it takes to win.
As the incumbent, Obama is burdened by three wars and the economy. He's taking nothing for granted for the 2012 presidential election, and is planning victory scenarios that don’t involve taking every state he won last time.
At a Monitor breakfast, Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), said that President Obama was born in the US, and that the issue doesn't move voters.
Thousands of teachers are being notified this spring that their jobs are in jeopardy – and many of those layoffs may actually occur, given the severe budget crises affecting state and local governments. The result is renewed scrutiny of the seniority rules that govern layoffs in many states. Just in the past month, Florida has done away with such rules, and Georgia is on its way.
Early childhood education takes a hit, as states collectively decreased spending on preschool programs last year – for the first time since 2002, a new study finds.
Pharmaceutical companies are challenging a Vermont law that bans them from accessing prescription-drug records unless they have the doctor's permission.
From Queen Elizabeth I to soon-to-be-Princess Kate Middleton, royal trend-setters have balanced classic elegance with chic modernity, say experts.
Now that the Obama administration has abandoned the idea of civilian-court trials for detainees, it wants to promote confidence in the military tribunal system at Guantánamo. But new WikiLeaks documents paint a picture of 'questionable' charges.
Gabrielle Giffords is planning to attend the scheduled Friday launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, which will be commanded by Mark Kelly, her husband.
Some Texans ignored evacuation orders to fight wildfires with garden hoses and lawn mowers. Their neighbors hail them as 'heroes' but experts call it 'a really dangerous game.'
Haley Barbour was seen as a top Republican candidate for president in 2012, but he said Monday he will not seek the nomination.
The law firm that congressional Republicans hired to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) drops out unexpectedly, though a top lawyer has quit the firm to stay on the case.
Ten days have elapsed since Gov. Rick Perry (R) asked for a federal disaster declaration, to get more US help to fight Texas wildfires. Why a slow answer could backfire for both Obama and Perry.
Donald Trump, sounding increasingly like a serious presidential candidate, suggests OPEC and a lack of drilling are the causes of high gas prices. He has a multipoint plan.
Once held on Capitol Hill, the White House Easter Egg Roll drew 30,000 to the president's South Lawn on Monday morning.
Air travel is safe (and most air traffic controllers don’t nod off), but there are warning signs aviation officials must grapple with.
Virginia’s attorney general had asked the Supreme Court to bypass the usual appeals process by allowing his state's challenge to the Obama health-care reform law to proceed directly to the high court.
Back when he was Ronald Reagan's budget director, David Stockman got "taken to the woodshed" for his candid comments about Reagan's tax cuts. Now, he says both President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan are playing class warfare with taxes.