Rep. Henry Waxman is a rare breed in Congress: an impeccable interrogator. He will be eager to question BP chief executive officer Tony Hayward about the Gulf oil spill Thursday.
Like other school districts nationwide, Chicago is facing budget cuts – meaning layoffs and crowded classrooms. The teachers' union is being asked to make concessions, including their guaranteed annual pay raise.
President Obama said in his Oval Office address that he wants "up to 90 percent" of the Gulf oil spill leak contained by the end of the month. He is putting his faith in an uncertain BP plan.
A dozen Senate Democrats joined Republicans in voting against a stimulus package that would add about $80 billion to the deficit. President Obama says it will save state and local jobs.
The EPA has released an economic analysis of the climate-energy bill that could give the legislation a boost.
Kenneth Feinberg is President Obama's choice to run the $20 billion escrow fund for claims against BP in the Gulf oil spill disaster. Mr. Feinberg also ran the 9/11 victim compensation fund.
Both the insurgent group Al Shabab and the US-backed Somali government rely on children to fill their ranks, human rights officials say.
Closing arguments in the Prop. 8 gay marriage trial begin Wednesday. Judge Vaughn Walker must decide whether to hold sexual orientation, like race, to the 'strict scrutiny' standard.
The Jones Act prevents foreign skimmers and tankers from helping with the Gulf oil spill cleanup. But federal officials have streamlined waivers to make it easier for foreign ships to respond.
What to do with the kids in summertime is a universal question, and different forms of summer camp exist all over the world.
At a Monitor lunch for reporters Wednesday, tea party leader Dick Armey said Obama's actions on the BP oil spill run afoul of the Constitution.
California has voted solidly Democratic in recent elections. But the national GOP may be hoping that, with Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina as standard-bearers there, the party can broaden its appeal.
The Obama administration objects to China selling nuclear reactors to Pakistan, which has never signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. But the US sealed a similar deal with India.
Virtually everyone agrees that BP should pay the costs of the Gulf oil spill – rather than US taxpayers.
The great American tradition – the sleepaway summer camp – is under siege by the pace of modern childhood, from longer school years to the quest for a 50-point bump on the S.A.T.
Gary Brooks Faulkner, the man arrested in the hinterlands of Pakistan who says he was hunting Osama bin Laden, seems to have more in common with Chuck Norris movies than with any US intelligence activity.
Obama's speech Tuesday night on the BP oil spill gave the president a platform to urge a 'national mission' to create a 'clean energy future.' The address was long on big picture and short on detail.
Scientists revised the estimated flow rate for a fifth time Tuesday, saying between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels a day are leaking from the well. That could mean that nearly 3 million barrels of oil have gushed into the Gulf since the oil spill began April 20.
Deans of 68 major law schools endorsed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Her experience heading the Harvard Law School prepared her to decide some of the country’s toughest issues, they say.
The Obama administration has resisted efforts by the International Criminal Court to include 'aggression' as a crime, mainly because it could impact US military operations abroad.