President Obama said today that America "was founded on the idea of religious freedom" – an idea that legislatures and courts around the country are still actively working to define.
Some Republican insiders' push for a third-party alternative to Donald Trump suggests they are now outsiders in their own party.
Cinco de Mayo does not commemorate Mexican Independence Day. Instead, it's about debt collection.
Following years of debate and uncertainty, the US Food and Drug Administration has finally unveiled a new set of rules governing electronic cigarettes. Public health advocates applaud, but some say it risks strangling the burgeoning industry.
Republican lawmakers in the Michigan House on Thursday approved a $500 million package to address the woes of Detroit's Public School system, but opponents say it falls short.
The City Council of Shawano has decided that parents should be held accountable. But experts say the move isn't based on sound research.
California's governor signed a bill Wednesday to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. Voters' actions in the coming months will measure the movement's national momentum.
Hard times in Appalachia's coal country have turned what was once Bill Clinton's territory into fertile ground for Donald Trump's supporters, as the industry's struggles push it to the forefront of the presidential election.
The US Justice Department threatened to sue the state of North Carolina over its transgender 'bathroom bill.' So far, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has stood by the legislation.
The legalization debate looks different on opposite sides of the country: politicians' cautious approaches in Massachusetts and Vermont contrast with those in equally liberal California.
With Donald Trump becoming the presumptive nominee Wednesday, some conservatives are pushing Republican senators to appoint Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a political insider who believed in civility, suspended his campaign Wednesday – one day after Sen. Ted Cruz bowed out.
Reports suggest that the president will soon add the historic Stonewall site as a national monument.
A lawsuit filed by the mother of a St. Louis charter school student alleges that regional policies restrict which schools black children are allowed to attend.
The Connecticut legislature passed a bill Monday that will keep those under temporary restraining orders from being allowed to hold or buy firearms.