At the 'Values Voter Summit,' social conservatives heard from GOP presidential hopefuls. With the tea party insurgency swirling around them, they have to weigh economic and social issues.
With a final shot of cement, BP permanently 'killed' its deep-sea well in the Gulf of Mexico that ruptured in April and unleashed the worst oil spill in US history.
The tea party movement may have genuine grassroots. But just beneath the surface are professional fund-raisers, foundations, and political action committees – some of which have been around for years – pushing a conservative-libertarian agenda.
With her tea party-fueled victory in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell has soared to national prominence faster than you can say 'Sarah Palin.' Are critics of both parties being condescending?
But a majority of Americans don't believe Obama has affected race relations in the US one way or the other, according to a new Monitor/TIPP poll.
Seven lessons from the deep South on racism, racial discrimination, and prejudice.
Getting beyond racism, a 'Little Rock Nine' member looks back on the evolution of US civil rights
Is Lisa Murkowski becoming her own kind of 'mama grizzly' in Alaska? Or is her decision to fight the tea party as a write-in US Senate candidate a lost cause?
Tea party group FreedomWorks this week launched a 'Diverse Tea' website aimed at promoting diversity within the movement. Local tea party officials across the US speak about their views of diversity.
The Red Sox may be struggling to make the playoffs this season, but Boston is a perennial box-office favorite. The latest Boston-based film to hit silver screens is "The Town," starring and directed by local boy Ben Affleck. The top 10 Boston-based films, ranked by US box-office receipts, includes the Sox-centered "Fever Pitch," according to Turner Classic Movies and IMDB.com. Also on the list is the 1968 version of "The Thomas Crown Affair" starring Steve McQueen, which was shot on Boston's Beacon Hill. Do your favorite Boston films make the top 5?
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was asked Friday about being called 'Big Sis' by Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report. 'I am amused,' she said with mock seriousness. 'You know, I've made it.'
If the Jon Stewart rally set for Oct. 30 on the National Mall – 'opposed' by Stephen Colbert's rally – sticks with comedy, young voters might perk up for Election 2010, political scientists say.
Lisa Murkowski is set to say Friday whether she'll vie to keep her Senate seat by running a write-in campaign. The GOP establishment and 'tea party' activists seem of one mind about this: Don't do it.
At the Values Voter Summit this weekend, traditional social conservatives hope to tap into tea party fervor. Some GOP presidential hopefuls are there to show their stuff for a straw poll.
Redundancies in parts of the antiterrorism network make sense, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at a Monitor-sponsored lunch Friday.
Election 2010 campaigns seed town-hall meetings with tough questioners and cameras, in the hope of tarring a rival via a 'YouTube moment.' Here's a look at one recent episode in an Ohio House race.
High costs of building nuclear power plants may put the industry at a disadvantage to fossil-fuel-burning energy producers, says a study from MIT. But reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, a controversial practice, won't be necessary, it finds.
‘The Town’ is Ben Affleck's new thriller set in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown. But residents beg to differ with the movie’s portrayal of the area.
Nuclear arms control: The New START treaty still faces hurdles in gaining ratification by the full Senate, but the 14-4 vote Thursday in favor of the treaty in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee demonstrated cooperation from Republicans.
Michael Vick has spent time in prison for putting on dogfights. After 21 months behind bars, the Eagles are now paying Michael Vick to lead Philly to a victory over Detroit this Sunday.