Congress has until the end of February to raise the federal government’s borrowing limit, known as the debt ceiling, or the country risks going into default. How is this time different from the previous rounds of debt ceiling politics? Here’s a guide, plus the context.
Detroit is a city in continued crisis, facing, among other things, pending insolvency that would make it the largest US city to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Here are five things to know about the Motor City.
President Obama unveiled a plan Aug. 22 to make college more affordable. “We can’t price the middle class and everybody working to get into the middle class out of a college education,” he said. Here’s a look at the plan and affordability efforts.
Under President Obama, seven people have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act for leaking classified documents to the news media, compared with three during all previous presidencies. Here's a breakdown of prosecutions by administration.
More than 300 Shiite Muslims have been killed in four major attacks in Pakistan since the start of 2013. Country-wide protests among Shiites and supporters have, however, yet to result in a full-scale crackdown on extremist militants.