Obama's high-court pick is no 'stealth candidate.' She has made some 450 judicial decisions. What's more, she has not been shy about expressing her opinions publicly.
They have been used to attack militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But are their benefits outweighed by backlash on the ground?
Lawmakers have been getting an earful from disgruntled consumers.
Backers of the legislation, which passed Thursday, say it will prevent any future wave of foreclosures like the one that has engulfed the US housing market.
The small number of successful pirate attacks, an increase in military patrols, and legal concerns have kept many firms from hiring security.
Justices heard arguments Wednesday about whether a provision of the Voting Rights Act unfairly discriminates against jurisdictions in 16 states.
But it could be the lull before the storm as lobbyists and lawmakers begin to weigh in on controversial cuts.
For the first time, crewmembers of the Maersk Alabama share details of their Indian Ocean encounter
Navy snipers shot three pirates who had held Richard Phillips hostage since Wednesday. The episode threatens to change the dynamics of piracy in the region.