Taking a cue from the GOP's success in 1994, the 'tea party' movement is putting together a Contract from America – a platform for the 2010 elections culled from thousands of suggestions.
Questions and answers about the Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance and how it will change America's elections.
In Obama's proposal, the money would be taken by small banks, which in turn could loan to small business. The program would be separate from TARP and would be aimed at creating jobs.
The Pentagon will undertake a year-long review of the 'don't ask, don't tell' law that bars gays from serving openly. A separate 45-day review will look to halting discharges of service members outed to by a third party.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day Tuesday, which means six more weeks of winter. Here are five things you might not know about this American tradition.
Illinois has been a reliably Democratic state, but the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts has changed political assumptions.
A key Pentagon strategic document released Monday, called the Quadrennial Defense Review, increases the emphasis on a new range of threats, including cybersecurity. It departs from the military's traditional goal of being able to fight two conventional wars at once.
President Obama's federal budget seeks to recast fundamental parts of George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education reform. But Congress could put up stiff resistance.
President Obama's federal budget includes proposals to increase housing assistance and boost programs that help low-income Americans. That's good news for cities.
President Obama answered questions about his State of the Union address Monday on the video-sharing website YouTube. The best thing? No journalists to be seen.
President Obama's budget for NASA seeks to end its back-to-the-moon program, rely more heavily on private companies, and invest in new technologies for human space exploration.
Funding for the nuclear waste repository at Nevada's Yucca Mountain was eliminated in the president's budget proposal. Planning begins anew for long-term storage even as Obama urges a nuclear-power expansion.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates unveiled a budget Monday that seeks to gear Pentagon spending toward today's threats. It also carried a rebuke for the aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, which ran into problems developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Many finance experts say that Obama's basic strategy on the federal deficit is the right one for a fragile economy, but the effort carries economic risks.
Obama's former Senate seat and the governor's office are up for grabs in 2010. The GOP is likely to emerge from the Illinois primary on Tuesday with candidates who can compete well in this blue state.
Andrew Newell is turning cross-country skiing on its head, literally, and is one of the U.S. Team's best hopes for an olympic medal.
President Obama faces a tough challenge in his budget: cutting the federal deficit while pumping up the economy. His budget pays for $33 billion in business tax cuts and $25 billion of aid to states through a spending freeze and reinstated taxes on wealthy Americans.
The USS Vinson, which arrived in Haiti days after the earthquake, is the largest US naval contribution to relief efforts. It will leave behind more than 15 other naval ships.
Obama will sit down Monday afternoon with an interviewer from YouTube to sell his $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2011.
Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow has been criticized on and off the football field this week. But he insists his poor performance at the Senior Bowl Saturday is only a beginning.