Sander Levin is now part of one of the most powerful brother acts in Washington since the Kennedys. He was named the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday. His brother, Carl, is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
South Africans celebrated the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison Thursday. President Jacob Zuma has strategically scheduled his State of the Union speech for the same day.
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address
'The Waltons' movies in a new three-disc set, OK Go's lastest album, eco-conscious 'No Impact Man' out on DVD, and more.
Democrat Martha Coakley's defeat for the seat that Ted Kennedy held for 46 years could signal big problems for President Obama and his party.
While Obama remains a ‘rock star’ in many countries, skeptics don’t see much tangible change in US policy.
Less ideological than Bush, Barack Obama pursues a more traditional approach to foreign affairs, marked by a narrower definition of US interests.
If Islam is a religion of peace, why do so many Westerners find it scary?
Christmas decorations are seen in the Cross Hall and Blue Room of the White House on December 2 in Washington, D.C.