Conservatives say the lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law is a ploy for Democrats to anchor Latino support. Liberals say the lawsuit is critical to stop a 'Jose Crow' era against Hispanics.
Cuba says it will start releasing 52 political prisoners – the biggest release in more than a decade – today. Spain conducted the negotiations, but some Cuba analysts expect the US to respond by easing the American embargo on Cuba.
Iraq insurgents followed Wednesday's deadly strike with more bomb attacks Thursday targeting Shiites gathering in Baghdad to commemorate the death of one of Shiite Islam’s holiest saints.
For all that has been made public about the sweeping Russian spy scandal, tantalizing mysteries remain – some of which may not be answered until US and Russian archives are opened.
The president blamed Republicans for inaction on immigration reform, and called for greater border security, more workplace scrutiny, streamlining the US immigration system, and a plan for illegal immigrants to 'get right.'
President Obama gives a speech Thursday on the need for federal immigration reform. He may be directing attention to the issue in a bid to turn up the heat on Congress to act, some analysts say.
Defense expenditures amount to nearly 5 percent of US GDP -- well above the less than 2 percent of GDP spent by such allies as Canada, Germany and Britain. Analysts predict the US will have to cut military spending significantly in the next few years.
Founder Jean-Marie Le Pen is silent on who will next lead the National Front party: Marine Le Pen, his populist daughter, or Bruno Gollnisch, his 'purist' right-hand man.
BP officials could be prosecuted under the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act, and the Endangered Species Act. So could federal officials if they aided and abetted any illegal acts.