Wildfires have burned 2,500 square miles and destroyed more than 250 homes. A majority of the fires have been set by hand, either on purpose or unintentionally, says the Texas Forest Service.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked President Obama on Sunday for more resources to help quell the 'unprecedented' Texas wildfires. The US Forest Service says it still has resources to spare.
With the battle of Wisconsin reverberating in union halls across the country, Obama has refrained from weighing in forcefully on a core Democratic issue. Analysts say he has played it right.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thought he was having a friendly chat with David Koch, a billionaire industrialist and major funder of conservative causes. It turned out to be a liberal prankster.
US Representative Michele Bachmann (R) of Minnesota addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Feb. 10. The prominent tea party politician announced, on June 13 during the second GOP presidential debate of the season, that she is indeed running for president.
Day 1 of the Conservative Political Action Conference – or CPAC – included Donald Trump touting himself, Michele Bachmann slamming 'Obamacare,' and Rand Paul talking about massive budget cuts. In other words, a classic CPAC day.
So far, 10 senators have announced that they will retire at the end of of their terms rather than seek reelection. With the 2012 campaigns not far off, the departures of these seven Democrats (well, one is an Independent, technically) and three Republicans are shaking things up. Here's how.
A boy from the cattle-herding Mundari tribe is seen in South Sudan in a settlement near Terekeka, Central Equatoria State.
Chuck Norris: Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to present the actor and executive director of 'Walker, Texas Ranger' with a designation as an honorary member of the famed law enforcement group Thursday.
The issues that mattered most to voters, including sluggish economic growth and the high unemployment rate, figured prominently in the governor election results.