2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Obama reflects European appreciation for his cooperative, engaged approach to world politics.
With polls showing that Americans are concerned about the safety of the swine flu vaccine, government health officials are being dispatched across the US to make the case for vaccination.
President Obama plays basketball with members of congress and cabinet secretaries Thursday. He likes to push himself so hard that he once destroyed a sneaker in a pickup game.
The CBO says the Senate Finance bill will create a $81 billion surplus over 10 years. But critics say its fees, taxes, and mandates will hit Americans’ pocketbooks hard.
Barack and Michelle Obama, with Sasha and Malia, host a star-gazing party at the White House with student astronomers and celebrity astronauts.
Half a million at-risk homeowners now are less likely to default, thanks to HAMP, the Obama administration's foreclosure-relief program.
Senate Republicans are trying to count the cost of the healthcare bill’s fees and mandates on taxpayers, businesses, and states.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who admitted to an affair with an Argentine mistress and is facing possible impeachment hearings, has a new crisis: He apparently charmed his way out of a speeding ticket.
The White House debate over a troop-heavy counterinsurgency versus more targeted strikes against Al Qaeda is a false choice, some experts say. One is needed to complement the other.
Did Congress try to bypass court orders and keep a cross on federal land? That's one question in the Supreme Court case about a cross erected in a national park in 1934 to honor the war dead.
The scandal points to a gray area in office policies. Many businesses have yet to clarify guidelines for workplace relationships.
US Attorney General Eric Holder said any effort to stem the sort of violence that killed Derrion Albert must be based on 'the latest research.' Two Chicago programs are models for that approach.
The recent wildfire has left the area vulnerable to dangerous mud and debris slides in the coming months, a new report warns.
It's been nine years since the Yankees' last World Series title – an eternity for New York. But the Yanks are well positioned to make amends, starting Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins.
All students will study the nation's racial troubles and progress in US history courses.
The government wants as many Americans as possible to get vaccinated against the swine flu. But what does that mean for people skeptical of the vaccine's safety and efficacy?
Radio host David Webb, black and Republican, challenges Janeane Garofalo to back up her claim that 'white power movement' underlies Tea Party protests.
Forty-six percent of voters still prefer a Democratic candidate, compared with 44 who'd go for a Republican, Gallup says. But the Dems' margin was bigger in July.
President Obama has pressed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and four other prominent Republicans to speak out in favor of healthcare reform. If they sway one GOP senator, the effort will have been worth it.
Democrats have chided Republicans for not offering their own healthcare ideas. But GOP attempts to turn the debate toward more incentives and fewer mandates have been rebuffed.