Mississippi teen Constance McMillen wanted to bring a same-sex date to her prom, but rather than allow that to happen, her high school canceled the dance.
US human rights report reveals concern about China's clampdown on advocates for democracy and Internet access. New technology tools are 'useful to both oppressors and to those who struggle to expose the failure and the cowardice of the oppressors,' said Hillary Clinton.
Obama is ordering the creation of an ‘export promotion cabinet’ – one of several things he described in a speech Thursday in an effort to double US exports. The goal is to create 2 million jobs within the next five years.
Republican governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia, reversing his previous position, this week extended nondiscrimination protections to gay state workers. His emergence as a gay rights defender may signal that 'culture wars' issues loom less large within the GOP, as economic concerns rise.
As it adapts to a reduction in mail volume, the Postal Service needs to meet customers where they already shop, says Postmaster General John Potter.
As the case proceeds against 'Jihad Jane,' or Colleen LaRose, here are three crucial questions to consider.
A planned Los Angeles subway expansion could cut traffic and greenhouse emissions and give jobs a boost, but Mayor Villaraigosa wants it now, instead of waiting 30 years. He is in Washington Thursday seeking funds to accelerate construction of the 'Subway to the Sea.'
Postmasters general were once powerful figures who were members of the cabinet and often among a president's closest political and personal advisers. What happened?
Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts has reached across the aisle in his first five weeks on the job. But his interest in dissolving gridlock doesn't extend to supporting the healthcare bill.
WASPS – Women Airforce Service Pilots – received the Congressional Gold Medal for the missions they flew during World War II.
Advocates of legislation to create a national insurance program say it's better to plan ahead than do a bailout after a natural disaster. Critics say it would amount to a subsidy for owners of coastal mansions and encourage people to live in places they shouldn't.
The bill gained bipartisan support and passed Wednesday 62 to 36. Among other things, the measure extends popular tax breaks for companies that take part in high-tech job creation.
The murder of Chelsea King this month has prompted California to change how it handles the records of convicted sex offenders, following an order by Governor Schwarzenegger.
Tolerant European societies are prosecuting 'blasphemers' of Islam. Does this leave artists like Lars Vilks more vulnerable to terror plots and attacks like the one allegedly planned by American ‘Jihad Jane’?
Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday, in response to an audience question, he was troubled that President Obama used the occasion of his State of the Union address to criticize a Supreme Court ruling. The Obama White House, in turn, reiterated its objection to the court's decision.
Academics and education officials have drafted a broad outline of academic standards in English and math. The standards could eventually replace the current patchwork of state standards.
Gun owners have been meeting in coffee shops, parks, and restaurants wearing holstered weapons. California Assembly Member Lori Saldaña says 'open carry' of guns can create ‘potentially dangerous situations.’
Militant and terrorist groups are using the Internet to streamline their terrorist recruiting, radicalization, and training. The man who allegedly attempted to blow up an American airliner on Christmas Day was contacted, recruited, and trained in just six weeks, officials say.
The case of 'Jihad Jane' raises troubling questions about the ability of Al Qaeda to attract US-born women to terrorism.
States can have more influence on American lives in everything from same sex marriage to medical marijuana because state legislators get along in ways not possible in Washington's political gridlock.