Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is charged with 13 counts of murder in the Fort Hood shootings. Was it a 'killing spree' or 'terrorism,' and is the question more than political?
Fort Bragg reversed its no-media policy for Sarah Palin's book signing event on Monday, confirming that the best-selling Alaska author is a ‘politician,’ but not an ‘elected official’
They supported him during the presidential campaign, but liberals are beginning to criticize Obama on everything from Afghanistan to the economy to climate change.
The loss of Oprah Winfrey's show could affect local tourism and businesses in Chicago. But many Chicagoans seem unconcerned about her potential departure from the city.
Majority Leader Harry Reid needed his full Democratic caucus to move healthcare to the floor of the Senate. Several Democratic senators facing conservative constituents back home finally agreed.
Cost-cutting accounting tricks are a common feature of Washington legislation. The Senate healthcare reform bill may be no exception.
The House bill allows illegal immigrants to buy their own health insurance through a new 'exchange' as long as no government subsidy is involved. The Senate bill does not.
Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor and a Republican, is said to be weighing a Senate bid. Will his mayoral credentials help or hurt him?
Any surge of US troops to Afghanistan is likely to be tougher than it was in Iraq, because of the dearth of good roads and airfields, say defense officials.
Several lawmakers and terror experts at Senate hearings on the Fort Hood shooting Thursday called the incident a terrorist attack, and warned of the danger of homegrown jihad.
In the wake of the Fort Hood shooting, the Pentagon will conduct an inquiry to assess its ability to identify and root out internal threats. The review will be headed by two retired service chiefs.
Reported hate crimes dropped 2 percent in 2008 from 2007 levels. Is rising 'atmosphere of rage' a threat to gains?
Biggest opportunity for Great American Smokeout 2009 is in West Virginia, where 1 in 4 residents smokes.
The University of California Thursday decided on a 32 percent fee hike to make up for slashed state funding. Student protests flare on campuses.
When and how mammoths and mastodons went extinct has long puzzled scientists. But a new study suggests the animals vanished much earlier than previously thought.
An Illinois woman is charged with a hate crime for berating a Muslim woman about the Fort Hood shooting and then pulling at her headscarf. The charge could lead to three years in prison: justice or prosecutorial overkill?
New York's federal courts have seen many major terrorist trials since the early 1990s, several involving Al Qaeda-linked operatives.
Senate healthcare reform bill needs 60 votes to advance. Here are five questions that could determine whether Democrats will rally around it.
Love her or loathe her, nearly everyone was mesmerized by Sarah Palin this week, as her book, 'Going Rogue' was released. Why can't Americans get enough of Sarah Palin?
Judge David Hamilton is elevated to the US appeals court, after GOP effort to stall a vote failed. Republican resistance signals more political fights are likely over Obama's nominees to the federal bench.