Ground Zero mosque comments show that Barack Obama the president has proven less disciplined and on message than Obama the candidate.
Robert Gates indicated in an interview published Monday that he plans to leave his job next year. Here are three things that might be factors in his decision.
With combat operations set to end in Iraq, many veterans come home diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome and other maladies related to modern war. What's being done to help.
WhatWillTheyLearn.com grades more than 700 colleges and universities on what classes they require students to take. Just over a third of the schools earned an A or B in the assessment of required education.
Democrats have been taking the offensive, apparently hoping to use Social Security to their advantage as they fight to maintain control of Congress.
Obama is feeling pressure to take his shirt off and show the world that the Gulf Coast is safe for swimming after the April 20 BP oil spill.
The president has given backing to an Islamic center near ground zero. The Obama mosque support may be well received by the Muslim world, but it will hardly buoy his struggling ratings in US polls.
On Saturday and Sunday, the National Park Service will not charge entrance fees at 146 national-park sites where visitors normally pay $3 to $25 for admission.
US District Judge Vaughn Walker, who invalidated Proposition 8, doubts the proponents of California's gay marriage ban have any standing to appeal his ruling.
President Obama signed a $600 million border security bill Friday that pays for 1,000 new Border Patrol agents. Will it give him enough political capital for immigration reform?
Two sets of researchers have shown that cars' onboard computers can be vulnerable to hackers. Cars remain safe, they say, but the studies show that flaws need to be addressed soon.
About $76 million has already been carved out in civilian and military US aid for the Pakistan floods. But some are concerned that other donors may be holding back because of ‘aid fatigue’ after Haiti.
Criminologists say the serial stabber may be a hybrid criminal: someone who is motivated by the grievances of a mass killer but uses the tactics of a serial killer. Police arrested Elias Abuelazam in Atlanta Wednesday.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid is virtually tied with ‘tea party’ iconoclast Sharron Angle in their Senate race, according to a new poll. That’s bad news for Reid.
Friggatriskaidekaphobia, or fear of Friday the 13th, is not warranted, studies show. But researchers note some effects – such as lower economic productivity and stock market losses – as a result of superstition-induced changes in people's behavior.
Reps. Maxine Waters and Charles Rangel have both fought back against ethics allegations. The cases come as Democrats are fighting to maintain their control of Congress in the midterms.
Omar Khadr, a Canadian accused of murdering a US special forces soldier in Afghanistan, will have his tribunal at Guantánamo Bay delayed a month because of a health problem that befell his lawyer.