Political ads paid for by nondescript organizations such as Minnesota Forward have caused some to investigate who is donating to these nonprofits – and the IRS could be helping out.
Sen. Patty Murray of Washington is facing a strong challenge from GOP candidate Dino Rossi. Top Democrats from Michelle Obama to former President Bill Clinton have vowed to help.
The future of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, one of the nation's largest black churches, hangs in the balance as Bishop Eddie Long and four young men joust in the media and courts over gay sex allegations.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced US sanctions against eight Iranian officials Wednesday, citing human rights violations tied to the bloody crackdown after last summer's presidential election.
Rahm Emanuel has played bad cop to the president’s good cop. Now, if Rahm Emanuel resigns, Obama could name a new right-hand man (or woman) to help him navigate the post-midterm reality.
Meg Whitman told reporters that she fired her housekeeper last year when the woman informed Whitman she was in the country illegally. Now, Meg Whitman's former housekeeper has hired high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.
Challenges to the new health-care law have met with some sympathy in court. Twenty-one states argue it's unconstitutional to require individuals to buy health insurance, as the law requires. Here's a guide to the cases.
Adm. Mike Mullen, the Pentagon's top officer, said Wednesday that the 'kill squad' allegations – that drug use could have been a factor in one unit's decision to allegedly kill Afghans for fun – raises questions about troops' use of hashish in Afghanistan.
13-year-old's death adds to nationwide spike this year in such cases, education group says. In a recent survey of LGBT students at middle and high schools, more than 80 percent say they were verbally harassed, while 40 percent reported physical harassment.
Stephen Colbert says that the 'Democrats' self-loathing has gotten so bad they've changed their symbol ... to Eeyore eating a whole chocolate cheesecake.'
California Senate candidates go head to head – but not face to face – Wednesday in their second debate. For the radio-only event, Carly Fiorina will be in L.A. Barbara Boxer will be in a D.C. studio.
Admiral Mullen and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel opposed each other on the way forward in Afghanistan, but Mullen said Emanuel 'contributed significantly.'
Obama has busted out of Washington to try to regain some of the 'rock star' glow that fueled Democratic voters in 2008. He's also trying to prevent the election from being a referendum on him.
Michael Mullen, Obama's top military adviser, on Wednesday dismissed reports of infighting within the Obama adminstration over Afghanistan war strategy.
Of all the protest signs at all the rallies where people gathered last year to object to Washington's plans to save the US economy and reform healthcare, this hand-lettered one is memorable: "You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out." That's the "tea party" movement in a nutshell. Here's a look at the tea party movement – its birth, its leadership, and its aspirations.
California gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown (D) and Meg Whitman (R) both claimed victory after Tuesday night's debate.
A new liberal umbrella group, One Nation Working Together, is planning a massive rally in Washington, but so far word of the event is only dribbling out. Are organizers on the same page?
A new study shows that many devout Americans know less about religion than do atheists. To some observers, it suggests a shallowness of faith. To others, it is evidence that Americans know the spirit better than the letter of religion.
Obama's iPod was a topic in a new Rolling Stone interview with the president. The new article said Obama's iPod playlists range from Bob Dylan to Lil Wayne.
A gunman fires several shots, hitting no one, before killing himself in UT shooting. The Texas legislature is expected to consider a law next session allowing students to carry concealed weapons on campus. The Austin campus has been at the center of the debate.