US officials recently praised Pakistan for taking the fight to extremist groups in its midst. Now, a report from the RAND Corp. says some official elements in Pakistan are still thwarting counterterrorism efforts – and that the US should withhold some aid as a result.
On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld a statute – part of the Patriot Act – that outlaws the provision of 'material support' to terror groups. Such support includes assistance that might nudge a group toward nonviolence.
About 59 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are ‘more enthusiastic than usual’ about voting in November than in previous elections, according to a new Gallup poll.
Even if Obama has not received high marks for his handling of the BP oil spill, it remains but one of many elements that voters consider when asked their views of his job performance.
Despite public missteps, BP made progress against the Gulf oil spill last week. It increased the amount of oil it is capturing, suggesting that plans to fully contain the leak might work.
BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward attended a yachting race in England yesterday. It was just the latest BP public relations gaffe in the Gulf oil spill. Here are 10 of the worst.
'Tea party' favorite Sharron Angle's challenge of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid includes controversial positions, statements, and affiliations that GOP leaders are having to scrub, explain, or make excuses for.
Father's Day was born in 1910. But not until the 1970s did a US president issue a proclamation declaring the third Sunday in June as an official day to honor fathers.
Pressure is building for President Obama to lift a 1920 protectionist law so that high-tech foreign oil skimmers can help with the Gulf oil spill. Why are 1,500 available US oil skimmers not on the scene?
At issue is a deal brokered by the House Democratic leadership to exempt the powerful National Rifle Association and others from disclosure requirements in a new campaign finance law.
BP's managing director Bob Dudley will have day-to-day responsibility for managing the company's oil spill response in the Gulf of Mexico. Will he do any better at battling the crisis?
Despite acknowledging responsibility for the Gulf oil spill and trying to show confidence, BP CEO Tony Hayward appeared to be an executive who could not effectively communicate empathy.
The Lakers' win Thursday night, behind superstar Kobe Bryant, sealed the team's second-straight NBA Finals victory. But the team has yet to equal the accomplishments of other dynasties.
Rep. Joe Barton apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward Thursday for what he termed a '$20 billion shakedown' of BP by the White House. The Texan was forced to recant, but he has his defenders.
The Supreme Court launched the desegregation of schools with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Now, once diverse districts like Goldsboro, N.C., are reverting to segregation, concerning civil rights advocates.
Gesture control, featured in the Sony Move and Microsoft Kinect video game systems launched at the 2010 E3 conference, are just the start of gesture-based interfaces, say researchers and industry professionals.
Scientists have found evidence of at least two undersea plumes from the Gulf oil spill. The plumes appear to be diluted, but still a threat to the foundations of the Gulf food chain.
Republican leaders, in damage-control mode, forced Rep. Joe Barton to apologize for his apology Thursday to BP. Will anyone remember GOP lawmakers' other points?
Shortly before the Deepwater Horizon blowout, Halliburton bought an oil spill prevention firm. The oil-services industry is consolidating, which is not necessarily good news for quality, experts say.