Twelve senators so far have opted not to run again, the second-highest number of retiring senators in 75 years. Among their frustrations: the Senate's increasingly partisan climate.
The effects of war linger past the fighting, as Sara Terry found out herself when she documented a mass grave being dug up in Bosnia.
Science fiction and history mingle in this novel about a native American who travels from 1930s Mount Rushmore back into America’s past.
A new study by a national anti-smoking group argues that states could raise more than $9 billion in new revenues if they all hiked cigarette taxes by $1-a-pack.
The Monitor's 14th annual Young Poets Contest winners.
In Ramadi, while visiting her family whom she hadn't seen in two years, Sousan Abdul Jabar comforts her daughter Mariam. UNSEEN IRAQ is about the impact of the war on the lives of civilians. Andrea Bruce (US), 2008 finalist
Community bankers say they have plenty of money now, and there isn't the demand for loans. TARP is an unpopular program that some in Congress would like to kill.
A vote to raise the national debt ceiling is always tough, because it casts the majority party as a reckless spender. But Congress must confront the issue, probably Jan. 20, upon lawmakers' return from recess. If the ceiling is not raised, the government will likely run out of funds in February.
Big winter storm galloping across the US has been blamed in three road deaths. Conditions are grounding flights in Minneapolis, other cities.