A supertanker hijacking helped boost the price of oil early this week.
Pragmatism gains over ideology, but some freedoms wane, new reports indicate.
An experienced hand at Justice, he would shift priorities on detainees and domestic surveillance.
The post-election vote could tighten Democrats’ grip on Capitol Hill while giving GOP stars a chance to shine.
After a post-9/11 drop-off, the State Department has taken steps to ease foreigners' concerns.
Readers write about prejudice in the US, the benefits of returning to the gold standard, and American ideals.