According to President Obama, NASA needs a goal beyond the space station and the moon for human spaceflight to inspire the nation as the Apollo mission did. He has chosen Mars.
The 'tea party' movement still has much to prove. Populist movements often fizzle. But it has reinvigorated the Republican Party and constitutional ideals in an era of fading federalism.
Whew! You've filed your 2009 tax return, but it's not too early to think about 2010. Personal-finance experts say this is a year to plan for some significant tax changes on the horizon.
The tax day 'tea party' in Washington felt like a party indeed, with protesters almost joyful on a summery day where they accused administration officials of treason and rallied for GOOOH.
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President and Michelle Obama earned $5.5 million in 2009, the highest total ever reported by a presidential couple. But some of the richest presidents never released their tax returns.
The administration is wary of allowing Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins open access to front-line agents in their investigation into the Fort Hood shootings, which left 13 people dead.
A federal policeman guards the area where bodies were found on a highway to the US border found in the town of San Juan near the city of Monterrey, Mexico, May 13, 2012.
But many education reformers see the Crist veto in Florida as just a temporary setback in their quest to improve teaching and teacher compensation.
Dismantle health-care reform, stop pork, and protect the Constitution are three of 10 election priorities in the 'tea party' movement's Contract From America, to be unveiled Thursday.