The US Supreme Court is considering what could be a landmark decision on individual gun rights. An unspoken argument is that armed citizens would make any usurper think twice before subverting the Constitution.
In California and across the US, students and faculty protested tuition hikes and cuts to education funding in a national 'day of action.'
Sen. John Rockefeller of West Viriginia, a major coal-producing state, wants Congress to shape regulations for greenhouse gases. He introduced legislation Thursday that would delay EPA plans.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Thursday that 15 states and the District of Columbia are finalists for Race to the Top education grants. The winners will be chosen in April.
Congress and ordinary Americans debate whether Obama's healthcare plan will reduce costs or increase them.
Among congressmen, Republicans far outnumber Democrats on social media site Twitter, according to a recent study.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison failed in her GOP primary challenge to Texas Gov. Rick Perry. History shows it's difficult to oust a sitting governor. Sarah Palin, in 2006, was the last to do it.
The Starbucks coffee chain will allow customers in 'open carry' states to bear arms openly. Gun-control advocates are protesting, but Starbucks says it doesn't want to take sides.
Sander Levin is now part of one of the most powerful brother acts in Washington since the Kennedys. He was named the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday. His brother, Carl, is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, a year ago Thursday. Now, reports of violence have cropped up in southern Sudan, Darfur.
President Obama is meeting with House Democrats who could ruin his hopes for passing healthcare reform by Easter. Three groups, in particular, have significant reservations.
A bill passed last week that would give Utah the power to seize federal lands is meant to provoke a legal challenge on land and states' rights.
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell vowed to fight any Democratic effort to pass healthcare reform on an 'up-or-down' vote. The process, called reconciliation, is fraught with difficulties.
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says US foreign policy is too dependent on military generals and admirals and not enough on the State Department.
Reports of the child of an air traffic controller interacting with planes from the JFK tower brings more scrutiny to New York's busy air corridor.
The massive effort to find San Diego-area teen Chelsea King highlights new ways technology can help in missing persons cases.
The coalition's Marjah offensive against the Taliban in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, has made gains. But to succeed, Afghanistan, the US, and aid agencies must quickly move in to build up the area's security, government, and infrastructure, showing fence-sitters the benefits of peace.
Already under investigation for possible interference in a domestic abuse case, New York Governor David Paterson now is accused by a state ethics commission of not intending to pay for World Series tickets and then lying about it.
Ron Kirk, US trade representative, wants lawmakers to push ahead on new free trade pacts. Some Democrats advocate a timeout to assess the effects of existing accords such as NAFTA.
A proposed "sit/lie" law for San Francisco would clear up loiterer havens like the Haight-Ashbury district, but critics say it will take away some of the city's culture.