Steep fee hikes at California universities have triggered student protests and sit-ins across campuses, on a scale reminiscent of the 1960s.
Elouise Cobell persisted 13 years in her case against Indian land trust abuse by the US. Now the Obama administration is set to pay $3.4 billion to rectify the century-old problem.
The IOC decided Thursday not to reallocate the gold medal that admitted drug-cheat Marion Jones won in the 100 meter sprint at the 2000 Olympics. Why? The silver medalist has also been linked with doping.
College dropouts said that they needed to go to work and school at the same time, according to a new report from Public Agenda and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The usual rules don’t apply in conference committee, where House and Senate bills – including upcoming health reform legislation – go to be reconciled.
Regular Palin endorsements – like for Doug Hoffman in New York’s congressional race – could be a good way to build the Sarah Palin brand and help the Republican party.
President Obama's much-discussed bow in Japan earlier this month is the latest in a long line of awkward moments between world leaders as they adjust to each others' different cultural norms.
Tome of official Washington, the Federal Register is now searchable after debut of fancy online version. Journalists rejoice...sort of.
Martha Coakley won the Democratic primary Tuesday in the race to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. If she succeeds in the general election, she will be the first woman senator for Massachusetts.
The healthcare reform tradeoffs reached Tuesday - no public option but expanded Medicare access - may help Senate Democrats win more moderates' votes. But it's still not clear they've got to 60.
President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared to contradict each other this week on whether the TARP program would be extended. The mixed signals reflect the political unpopularity of the bank bailouts.
Newly elected moderate and conservative Democrats helped the party build a ‘big tent’ majority in the House. But those very same members – worrying about 2010 elections – are threatening Democrats' majority on major votes.
President Obama is headed to Oslo to receive his Nobel Peace Prize. It's an awkward moment. Not only is he sending more troops to Afghanistan, but most Americans don’t think he deserves the award, a poll suggests.
Tiger Woods won't be winning the Congressional Gold Medal this year.
David Coleman Headley lived in two worlds – using a fake name and a fake job to help a terrorist group in Pakistan plan the 2008 Mumbai attack and a potential attack against a Danish newspaper, the FBI says. He pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges Wednesday.
The Supreme Court dismissed a case pitting innocent property owners against Chicago police and prosecutors who held seized autos and other property for years under a controversial Illinois forfeiture act.
At hearings on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Gen. Stanley McChrystal said the US would be able to disable the Taliban to the point where they would no longer threaten the government of Afghanistan.
Gatorade drops Tiger Focus drink – a decision made last month that could be a harbinger of problems ahead. Sponsors will want Woods to say something soon to blunt rampant media speculation.
The Lakewood police memorial honored the four officers who were killed in a shocking ambush on Nov. 29. Their deaths could affect how states consider commuting prison sentences.