'American Idol' returns just one original judge next season. The search for replacements has media watchers wondering if the show can survive.
In the months leading up to Chelsea Clinton's Saturday wedding in New York, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton juggled diplomacy in places like the Korean Peninsula while checking flower arrangements and dress options on her Blackberry.
Anthony Weiner, a congressman from New York, was livid with Republicans for not passing a bill to give long-term medical benefits to 9/11 first responders. But by historical standards, his outburst was positively tame.
Sarah Palin is releasing a second book in November, 'America by Heart.' The cover sports a gray theme – including curiously grayish eyes for the brown-eyed Sarah Palin.
Midterm elections are historically difficult for the president's party. With the economy in trouble, this year will likely be no different for Democrats – but it might not be as bad as it could be.
The 13 charges against Rep. Charles Rangel include allegedly failing to report $600,000 in income and improper fundraising for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service.
The annual California budget crisis led Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a 'state of emergency' Wednesday. But the declaration is really a ploy to pressure unions, experts say.
The toughest provisions of SB1070, the Arizona law about illegal immigration, were blocked Wednesday by a judge. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she is appealing the decision.
As the election season ramps up in August, President Obama is putting on his fundraiser hat, attending $30,000-a-plate dinners but not spending much time campaigning for candidates.
Shirley Sherrod said Thursday that she 'will definitely sue' Andrew Breitbart over the video that falsely portrayed her as a racist. The lawsuit could be a landmark for the blogosphere.
Military analysts say three trends involving technology, workplace culture, and the nature of modern warfare explain how WikiLeaks could have gotten so many classified Pentagon documents.
Many critics of President Obama's Race to the Top education reforms come from core constituencies of his own party. Mr. Obama took a stand for Race to the Top in a speech Thursday.
Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee, told reporters at a Monitor Breakfast Thursday that DNC efforts to link the GOP to Tea Party positions ahead of midterm elections was a 'sign of their desperation.'
Republican State Leadership Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie says a $30 million effort to elect GOP party members at the state level will cause at least 10 legislative chambers to flip from Democrat to Republican in November – which could have a major impact on congressional redistricting.
If confirmed, Elena Kagan will become the sixth former Supreme Court law clerk to become a justice later in life. Much of the work behind the scenes in the Supreme Court is done by these brilliant recent graduates.
A hearing by House ethics investigators is expected to convene Thursday for Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel. In an election season, corruption allegations can be toxic for the party in power.
Both opponents and supporters of the Arizona immigration law are confident of winning in the end. But Wednesday's ruling may cool tempers for a while.
Daniel Ellsberg, the man behind the most significant leak in Pentagon history – the 1971 Pentagon Papers – spoke to the Monitor about how important the WikiLeaks documents are and whether WikiLeaks is the Afghanistan war's Pentagon Papers.
WikiLeaks documents didn’t undermine Congress's plan to pass a war-funding bill. And the Pentagon is rejecting calls for changes in how the military shares information with uniformed members.