Even as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asked the UN to recognize Palestinian statehood, diplomatic leaders proposed a new timeline for Mideast peace talks. It's unclear what happens next.
Dysfunctional politics, both in Washington and in Europe, is spooking markets worldwide. While perhaps not as dangerous as the economic dysfunction of 2008, it is still a concern.
No Child Left Behind is under fire, with President Obama offering waivers to some states, allowing them to pursue their own plans for school improvements and accountability.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says the nation’s economic situation 'has become so grave and the failure of current policy so obvious' that Rick Perry or any other Republican could beat Obama.
Ready or not, it’s the first day of fall, also known as the September, fall, or autumnal equinox. It’s a time marked as much by the emergence of wayfaring leaf peepers as it is by celestial coincidences. Sure, it happens every year, but this time you’ll be able to impress your friends with your budding seasonal knowledge. Take a look at the things you ought to know.
With near permanent brinksmanship the new normal, Congress headed into votes Friday to try to avert a government shutdown that is slated to occur on Oct. 1 if a continuing resolution bill is not passed.
Disaster aid bill: The measure would also prevent a federal shutdown next weekend by financing government agencies from the Oct. 1 start of the new federal fiscal year through Nov. 18.
Jaycee Dugard suit: Had federal parole officers done their jobs, Dugard's lawyers allege, Dugard and her daughters would not have had to endure their years of captivity in a ramshackle compound tucked inside Garrido's backyard.
The critics were brutal about Rick Perry's performance. But voters react to the images that candidates project in a presidential debate over time, as snippets are worked into news reports and political ads.
One national poll shows Sarah Palin surging ahead of Rick Perry in a head to head matchup against Barack Obama. Will Sarah Palin announce her candidacy in time for the Florida primary deadline?
A survey suggests that Americans who believe in a God who is active in their lives are much more likely to want small government and free markets. The trend could be shaping modern politics.
Google says the years-old problem Rick Santorum has had is not theirs to fix. But questions remain: Who is responsible for online reputations? And is Google a company or a public utility?
Lady Gaga told millions of fans that she will be meeting Obama to discuss bullying. A victim of bullying who took his life Sunday, reached out to Gaga before his suicide.
At Thursday night's Republican presidential candidates debate, the focus was on front-runner Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He was the main target of criticism, especially from Mitt Romney.
Members of the gay community responded to GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's less-than-flattering words about them by getting revenge on Google. A Google search for his name yields a less-than-flattering definition. But we're drawn to the moral of the story: casual Internet searching without context can be problematic for the subject of the search. Here are seven other politicians whose names yield curious search results.
Congress's deficit 'super committee' began its look into reform of the tax code. Despite the partisanship consuming Washington, the $1 trillion in personal and corporate tax breaks buried in the code are an appealing target for both sides.
Ground zero mosque: An Islamic cultural center near the site of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center held its first exhibit Wednesday evening without incident.
Watching movies? Listening to music? Facebook wants you to do it all through Facebook. And in a Facebook news conference, it unveiled its plan for achieving this online hegemony Thursday.
Teachers nationwide are fighting cuts and unwanted education reforms, but those in Tacoma, Wash., went further and went on strike. With the strike now over, what did that accomplish?