When President Obama meets with President Thein Sein of Myanmar (Burma) today, he should emphasize Washington’s commitment to Myanmar’s progress, while stressing the importance of preventing discrimination and violence against ethnic minority Muslims and Christians.
The NTSB wants states to ban drivers from using cellphones – handheld or hands-free. But it can't impose any laws or restrictions. That's up to lawmakers, who may or may not agree.
Partisan play – especially Republican obstinacy – has blocked judicial nominations at a record rate. President Obama and the 112th Senate must now quickly nominate and confirm judges for more than 90 lower court vacancies. The swift and fair delivery of justice hangs in the balance.
Congress has a full plate before November's midterms. Financial reform is likely to pass. But energy reform and immigration reform look like long shots. Here's what is on the docket.
Members on both sides of the aisle left Thursday’s hearing frustrated by the stonewalling, as the CEO refused to acknowledge liability or even mistakes in the BP oil spill.
Justice Department prevailed in the infamous 'freezer cash' case, but it lost ground in law enforcement's ability to wiretap or investigate members of Congress.
He ordered the case of enemy combatant Ali Al-Marri, who has been held in solitary confinement for five years without charges, to be moved to the US criminal justice system.
Partisan divisions have gotten the US nowhere.