Hot-button issues like the California gay marriage ruling have cropped up in the run-up to fall midterms. Then again, the economy is the big issue energizing Republicans.
Elena Kagan was confirmed to a seat on the Supreme Court Thursday. The Senate voted 63-37, mostly along party lines, to make Kagan America's 112th Supreme Court justice.
Social Security intake from tax revenue will fall below program costs this year. In annual reports on the fiscal health of Social Security and Medicare, Obama administration cites 'work left to do.'
Several efforts are afoot to harness the potential of social media for aid organizations and similar groups. The idea is to efficiently get help to people who need it.
Melanie Stetson Freeman, the Monitor's veteran photographer, reflects on a recent trip to New Orleans.
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell says he hopes the November election will bring 'more balance' to the makeup of the Senate, but he cautioned that he isn't interested in doing things left of center.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell referred Thursday to what 'seems to be a burgeoning and unseemly business' of flying illegal immigrants to the US to give birth to a child, who would be a US citizen under the 14th Amendment.
Prop. 8 overturned by US District Judge Vaughn Walker Wednesday. Judge Walker ruled that the California gay-marriage ban violates the Constitution's equal protection clause.
Proposition 8, the 2008 California ban on gay marriage, is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Supporters of Proposition 8 say they will appeal the decision.
Shaker Masri, a Chicago man, spent the past three weeks planning a trip to Somalia, where he planned to purchase weapons and train for jihadist fighting, according to an FBI complaint.
Cities and states warned of devastating cuts if Congress didn't approve $26 billion in help for Medicaid and teachers. The Senate should pass it Thursday and the House next week.
The Connecticut shooting Tuesday, in which nine people died at Hartford Distributors – including the suspected shooter – comes at a time of heightened racial tension in the US.
They approved a ballot measure designed to let them ignore the part of the Obama health-care reform law that requires people to buy insurance. More than 70 percent of Missouri voters backed it in Tuesday's vote.
At a Senate hearing Wednesday, government investigators released evidence that some for-profit colleges encouraged students to falsify financial aid documents.
Three states had primaries for the 2010 elections Tuesday. An incumbent lost her seat, the 'tea party' split its vote, and health-care reform took a beating.
Police officers can check immigration status during criminal investigations, Virginia's attorney general says. The Arizona immigration law has encouraged other states to review their measures.
US effort to help victims of the Pakistan flood is likely to expand beyond the $10 million already pledged, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday.
President Obama's birthday, No. 49, is an occasion for the Democratic Party to fundraise and rally the grass roots. Obama himself has been taking note of his graying hair.
Elena Kagan debate began in the Senate Tuesday. The start of several days of discussion over her nomination to the Supreme Court was marked by partisan divides, but Elena Kagan is expected to easily win confirmation.
'Avatar' may have paved the way for the next round of 3D movies, but few 3D films are finding success. Clumsy glasses, high prices, and soaring expectations are to blame, say industry experts.