American X-ray machines should spot PETN, the explosive used in the suspicious packages from Yemen, in any luggage. But cargo flights from abroad could be vulnerable.
Polls suggest that Arkansas' House contingent could flip from three Democrats to three Republicans Tuesday. One of the seats has been Democratic since Reconstruction.
In a final bid to bring young voters to the polls, President Obama will join Ryan Seacrest's radio talk show on Election Day.
Seniors have always been among America's most committed voters. But starting in Election 2010, and continuing for two decades, their political power is expected to reach new heights.
The media are berated as 'corrupt' (per Sarah Palin) and as a 'conflictinator' (per Jon Stewart). Is it a case of shooting the messenger, or did news media miss the mark in Election 2010?
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit is weighing whether to overturn a federal judge's decision in July to block some of the most controversial sections of the Arizona immigration law.
Randy Moss was waived by the Minnesota Vikings Monday, after just four games. Who will pick up the mercurial Pro Bowl receiver?
With one day to go until Election 2010, President Obama exhorts voters not to give the keys of power back to the GOP. House minority leader John Boehner says Republicans have changed.
An opinion poll released ahead of Election Day 2010 suggests that 3 in 4 Americans think things in the US are going badly. That's the highest-ever number for the poll on an election eve.
Conventional wisdom says tea party conservatives would vote against marijuana legalization in California. Yet Prop. 19 could test how serious tea partyers are about states' rights.
Democratic US Sen. Michael Bennet trails GOP challenger Ken Buck by 3 points in a Colorado Senate race that has seen outside groups spend heavily on negative campaign ads.
Space shuttle Discovery gets the nod for a launch Wednesday, the craft's last and the next to last of the 38-year program. A 2-day delay followed repairs to leaks tied to an orbital-maneuvering engine.
Bringing your grievances to Washington in the form of a mass protest is an American tradition that dates back to the late 19th century. Here are five memorable Washington protests.
A Muslim American who was wrongly accused of involvement in a terror attack challenged a Patriot Act change to FISA as violating the Fourth Amendment. A federal judge agreed.
Elizabeth Smart, now 22, was 14 when she was kidnapped at knifepoint from her home on June 5, 2002. She was recovered nine months later — in March 2003 — after a motorist spotted her walking the streets of a Salt Lake City suburb with Mitchell and his now-estranged wife, Wanda Eileen Barzee.
US Supreme Court declined Monday to examine whether nonprofit political advocacy groups can enjoy less stringent campaign finance rules that corporations and labor unions now do.
A military jury sentenced Omar Khadr, the youngest Guantánamo detainee, to 40 years prison. But an earlier plea agreement means he is expected to serve no more than eight.
Some estimate the crowd that showed up for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear topped 200,000, but accurate crowd counting is tough to pin down.
Colorado has played a key role in the narrative of the Obama administration and its political strategy. The Democrats' networked system of sharing campaign resources will be tested Tuesday on Election Day 2010.
Democrats are likely to lose big in the US House of Representatives, and they'll be lucky to keep slim control of the US Senate. Will Obama do better with a resurgent GOP to push against?