As the Obama administration seeks to differentiate itself from its predecessor, it may risk playing down the role of 'hard power' too much. The National Security Strategy will be unveiled Thursday.
US Attorney General Eric Holder met Wednesday with a group of police chiefs, who bolstered Mr. Holder's own criticisms of the Arizona immigration law.
Manatees, bluefin tuna, and Kemp’s ridley turtles are especially challenged by the BP oil spill. The Kemp’s ridley turtle is an endangered species that until recently was threatened with extinction.
Fifty-one minutes before the explosion and fire aboard Deepwater Horizon, workers on the rig sensed something was wrong. Within an hour, oil was gushing from the mangled wellhead. Here’s what we know so far.
It appears as if Democrats will rally enough votes in the House to pass a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' The situation in the Senate is less clear, though the bill seems set to get through committee.
The 'top kill' procedure aims to cap the undersea well feeding the BP oil spill in the Gulf. The US Coast Guard gave approval Wednesday to proceed.
The BP live video feed of the underwater leak will continue to stream during the 'top kill' maneuver, after pressure from Washington. But what you see in the moment may not mean much, BP warns.
The Gulf oil spill may well derail energy and climate legislation this year, acknowledged Sen. John Kerry on Wednesday. But it won't halt offshore oil drilling in the Gulf, given America's reliance on that resource, he said.
President Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexico border in an effort to reach out to Republicans. He'll need their support to move forward on immigration reform.
President Obama hoped to reach out to Senate Republicans in a meeting Tuesday. But 'we simply have a large difference of opinion,' one said.
The Super Bowl is as much a carnival as a football game, which is what makes the choice of New York for the 2014 edition unique in Super Bowl history.
Amateur astronomers say they have found the X-37B in an orbit that takes it over Afghanistan and Iraq. A former Air Force missile officer offers up four possible uses for the space plane – and weapon is least likely.
Boycotts from Mexico and several US cities aren't likely to throw Arizona back into a recession, but the fallout from the Arizona immigration law is hurting some businesses in the short term.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton goes to South Korea Wednesday. But Friday's visit to Seoul by China's premier may do more to determine whether tensions keep rising between North Korea and South Korea.
What do polls have in common with James Joyce and baseball scores? They're Greek to most people – until they learn how to read them.
President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates wanted to move forward with a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' more slowly. But Congress is pressing for a vote this week.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) of California is battling an anti-incumbent mood, tough economic times, and her image as the quintessential California liberal. President Obama is raising funds.
A new Inspector General’s report finds ‘ethical lapses’ at the Lake Charles, La., district office of the Minerals Management Service. Although the report looked at interactions with oil companies prior to 2009, it’s of special concern after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon.
BP has not met the EPA's mandate that it switch to a new dispersant, saying there aren't any other viable options for the Gulf oil spill. But the EPA says it's 'not satisfied,' and the manufacturer of a different dispersant insists it can meet BP's needs.