Obama’s chief economist, Austan Goolsbee, remains 'optimistic' that corporate executives on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness will hire workers in the US, not overseas.
As Discovery prepares for her last space shuttle launch, NASA's human spaceflight program shifts from space station ferry-service to missions to the moon, Mars, and beyond.
Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden, a British judge ruled Thursday. His attorneys argued that the US will extradite him from there, putting him at risk of a death sentence.
A Saudi attending college in Texas was charged Thursday with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Authorities say the bomb suspect had President Bush's Dallas address.
The White House is monitoring rising oil prices but sees the US economy as better positioned to absorb them than in 1979, when oil prices spiked in the wake of the Iranian Revolution.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is 'seriously contemplating' another run for the White House in 2012. But he allows that he 'would be smart to wait' until the competition develops.
Possible GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee blasted the Obama administration's decision to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of gay marriage.
Council on American-Islamic Relations and ACLU say a paid FBI informant violated the First Amendment rights of worshipers at several California mosques, targeting the most devout. They sued the FBI Wednesday.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of US hate groups has topped 1,000 for the first time. But conservative critics say a too-broad definition of hate stifles legitimate debate.
The president and attorney general conclude the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex married couples. Decision is a major policy shift on gay rights.
President Obama condemns the Libyan government's violence and criticizes their claims that the uprisings in Libya and across the region have been driven by foreign powers.
A Senate panel on Tuesday gave a nod to a set of bills that deny 'birthright citizenship' to children born to illegal immigrants in Arizona. Other measures to continue the state's illegal immigration crackdown are also moving ahead.
Mike Huckabee, Fox News Channel program host and potential Republican presidential candidate, says fellow conservatives have criticized Michelle Obama 'unfairly' for her anti-obesity program.
Facebook and Twitter have taken bows for their parts in the youth-driven upheaval in the Middle East. Now the Al Jazeera network is pressing its case for better access to the US cable market.
Obama's state-by-state Gallup job approval ratings are one way to gauge competitive hot spots in 2012 election. Of five likely battleground states, four now have GOP governors. Their performance could be crucial.
Here’s what to expect if Republicans and Democrats in Congress don't reconcile their differences on spending for the last half of this fiscal year ... and a government shutdown ensues.
As Qaddafi's rule frays, so do some of the ties that bind Libya together. Geography is one force that could pull the country apart. But the promise of oil profits might help it stick together.
Federal law does not shield automakers from potential lawsuits filed on behalf of passengers injured while wearing lap-only seat belts, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.
An Arizona jury on Tuesday handed down a death sentence for Shawna Forde, leader of Minutemen American Defense. She was convicted in the killings of two border residents in 2009 – a case Latinos say should have prompted greater outcry from political leaders.
For 30 years, the space shuttle launch has served as the centerpiece of the US space program. But Feb. 24 will mark the last shuttle launch of Discovery, with the final flight of Endeavour to follow in April and – if there's enough money – Atlantis's last flight of the entire program in June. Here are five questions about what the shuttles have – and haven't – accomplished.