The Obama administration has invoked the state secrets privilege to block a lawsuit on behalf of US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for assassination.
Minnesota and Wisconsin declared emergencies in the flood-ravaged portions of each state. Sandbagging continued with reports that downpours would continue Saturday.
To many Chicagoans, Rahm Emanuel seems too brash and has not connected with community leaders. His Washington connections mean little to constituents, whose support any mayoral candidate needs to win – namely, black and Latino voters.
In their radio addresses Saturday, President Obama and Rep. Kevin McCarthy focused on the Republican 'Pledge to America.' It sets the scene for the next month’s campaign rhetoric.
In two cases, federal judges have ruled against the 'don't ask, don't tell' law banning openly gay men and women from serving in the US military. Most Americans favor repeal of the law, but it's a tough fight in Congress.
From 'Seward's folly' to the marshall plan, a snapshot of American diplomacy of the past.
Hillary Clinton has been loyal to President Obama, her one-time rival. Now she's seeking to redefine U.S. foreign policy for a new century, even as the latest mideast peace talks test her skills as a negotiator.
On same-sex marriage and "don't ask, don't tell," Republicans and other conservatives increasingly are at odds with public opinion. Will the tea party movement help gay rights?
So much for endorsing your opponent and bowing out gracefully. Many Republican candidates in Election 2010 are not backing the primary winner. Some are looking for ways to stay in the race.
US issues emergency order to suppress coal dust blasts. Probes of the Upper Big Branch coal mining disaster, which killed 29 people in April, are focusing on coal dust as the likely culprit.
Sudan is set to hold a referendum in 100 days on whether to split in two. With tensions rising and the Sudan government hedging, the US is stepping up its involvement.
Obama holds meetings with Asian leaders at UN on economic and security issues. But some analysts say he is doing no better than his predecessors at resolving the region's challenges.
Yes, Stephen Colbert made members of Congress visibly nervous (not good), but he brought cameras and a penchant for one-liners (very good) to help the cause of migrant workers.
Jeff Zucker, chief executive of NBC Universal, and Jon Klein, CNN president, were shown the door Friday, in a day of upheaval in the TV industry. Prime-time viewers have slipped at each firm.
In the eyes of some education observers, 'Waiting for "Superman" ' oversimplifies the problems facing US students and implies an education reform silver bullet for struggling public schools.
The Civil Rights Commission is investigating claims that the Justice Department inappropriately dropped an investigation into alleged voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party.
If anything, cancellation of the National Tea Party Unity Convention may indicate the strength and vastness of the movement. Like Democrats and Republicans, 'tea partyers' are numerous enough to justify infighting.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg intends his $100 million gift to boost student achievement in Newark schools. It's a vote of confidence, too, in Mayor Cory Booker. Do charter schools and merit pay lie ahead?
As competitors for Chicago mayor's office start to kick their campaigns into gear, Rahm Emanuel is reported to make a key hire even as he gauges his electability.
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