The Arizona immigration law takes center stage in Washington after Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill Friday that makes it a crime to be in the United States illegally.
Zarein Ahmedzay, a Queens taxi driver, admitted his role during a hearing in federal court. Najibullah Zazi of Denver earlier pleaded guilty to participating in the alleged plot against the New York subway system. A third defendant, Adis Medunjanin, will stand trial.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in speaking out against the Senate Budget Committee's proposed cuts to international programs in the State Department budget. Military and diplomatic missions are too linked not to fund one side of them, they argued.
The Arizona immigration bill, which the president called 'irresponsible' and 'misguided' on Friday, is one of many state initiatives introduced in the absence of strong national immigration reform.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion comes three weeks after the Obama administration proposed opening up parts of the Gulf for deepwater exploration. Two Democratic senators are raising broader safety concerns.
Franklin Graham had made remarks about Islam that Muslims and others said were insulting. The Pentagon rescinded his invitation to speak at a May 6 event.
A small but growing number of colleges are going green by offering eco-friendly caps and gowns for college graduation.
The Obamas headed out for a short weekend break from Washington. Word has it they'll be staying at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. Maybe a little golf?
The successful X-37 space plane launch Thursday evening improves the Air Force's access to space, officials say, but its mission is being kept secret.
Some agreement on new construction in Jerusalem is key to resuming peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.
The Muslim-American community overwhelmingly condemns any threat of violence over the depiction of Mohammed in 'South Park' episode 201. But the frustrations are real.
"No judge in the world is going to rule for a 200 billion dollar company," Anthony Digati is alleged to have told the New York Life Insurance Company. He was wrong about that.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has announced that a procedural vote on the financial reform bill will take place Monday. Is he smart to schedule the vote so soon?
Arizona lawmakers, fresh off sending a controversial illegal immigration bill to the governor, on Wednesday advanced a bill requiring presidential candidates to show a birth certificate in order to appear on the ballot there.
The X-37, an unmanned miniature space shuttle, is set to launch Thursday night. Slowly, some details have begun to emerge about the mysterious Pentagon space plane.
A well 'blowout' from the sunken Transocean Deepwater Explorer oil rig is spewing 7,400 barrels of crude oil a day, and could threaten Gulf of Mexico ecology.
The first Earth Day 40 years ago began a period of major environmental reforms. Activists today hope Earth Day activities will spur Congress to pass an energy bill that combats global warming.
There haven't always been nine Supreme Court justices. In 1866, Congress reduced the Supreme Court to eight justices in protest against President Andrew Johnson.
The US has yet to ratify its free trade agreement with Colombia, and Colombia's trade minister is in Washington this week to deliver a message: It's costing the US jobs and exports.
Despite the Deepwater Horizon oil rig's state-of-the-art equipment, drilling in the deep blue is still a roughneck's job – a combustible mix of big machines and highly flammable materials.