Obama mulls new tax relief and help for 'under water' mortgages to lift economy. Republicans and business groups say if jobs are the goal, tax relief should include highest-earning Americans.
'Machete,' which opened in theaters this weekend, is full of R-rated violence and goof-ball characters. But immigration – a hot political topic – is a subtheme to this end-of-summer flick.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wants to build an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero as part of his effort to preach Muslim tolerance. But on the eve of 9/11, opposition and skepticism abounds.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stumbled badly at the beginning of a gubernatorial debate Wednesday. But Brewer is a Republican in a conservative state, so the damage may be limited.
Insurgent candidates are causing intraparty battles nationwide this election season. But the case of Dan Maes and the Colorado governor race is unique. Republicans are unendorsing him.
After toppling moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, the 'tea party' it setting its sights on Delaware. Tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is challenging moderate US Rep. Mike Castle in this month's GOP US Senate primary.
The mosque near ground zero debate is still percolating partly because the topic is so well suited to blogs and talk shows.
Many more Democratic House seats than Republican ones are vulnerable this year. Republicans are targeting the Democrats' freshman class, plus some veteran lawmakers.
Mideast peace talks will continue Sept. 14-15 in the region, and the Israeli and Palestinian leaders intend to meet every two weeks or so after that. Many say that the US needs to take a strong role.
The latest hurricane Earl update has the storm accelerating toward Cape Cod and passing Nantucket after midnight. But hurricane Earl is expected to weaken further as it passes offshore.
The Jan Brewer gaffe in the Arizona governor debate Wednesday was one for the history books. But there have been plenty of cringe-worthy moments in debates – and they don't always matter.
Maria Sharapova is a former US Open champ who seems to enjoy the bright lights of New York. Maria Sharapova is about to play an up-and-coming phenom in 18 year-old Beatrice Capra Saturday in the tournament's third round.
Controversy over the New York and other mosques underlines the struggle to balance values of religious tolerance with fears, real and imagined, in an age of terrorism.
Ben Roethlisberger was suspended earlier this year for six games after having been accused of – but not charged with – sexual assault. Ben Roethlisberger now gets two of those games back.
Rick Scott is one of the richest candidates running this year. But the Republican Governors Association is sending him $2 million for his Florida governor's race, perhaps as a peace offering.
The Israeli, Palestinian leaders agree to meet again in less than two weeks and to work on a ‘framework agreement for permanent status.’
US awards $330 million to two coalitions of states to develop standardized testing as part of its Race to the Top competition; tests to employ computers to measure students' skills.
The number of illegal immigrants in the US has declined by about 1 million since the start of the recession. A new study looks at the trend state by state. Here are the top five.
Gang representatives in Chicago held a press conference Thursday to explain why gangs cannot be held solely responsible for stopping street violence, which has escalated this summer.