Despite his liberal bona fides and campaign objections, President Obama's foreign policy decisions look very much like those of his predecessors.
Francis Fukuyama, a former neo-conservative thinker, says that people worldwide still want democracy, but many transitioning nations are ill-equipped to give it to them.
Media buyers love buying time for political ads during Detroit Tigers baseball games. Why? Because of the city's clear media market and the state's sports landscape.
The baby has been eagerly anticipated as Hillary Clinton, who dubbed "grandmother" her "most exciting title yet, and said she wouldn't decide about running for president until after the baby arrived.
With ISIS dominating headlines nearly every day, Republicans are hoping to play on long-held stereotypes that Democrats are weaker on national security. But voters may not take the bait.
The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron urged Parliament to authorize participation, saying the self-declared Islamic State poses a "clear and proven" danger to his country.
Candidates are required to speak Navajo fluently. But one of the two candidates who won the primary doesn't. He says he's a product of cultural destruction.
The 87-year-old Louisiana Democrat, famous for his charm, his philandering and his shaky ethical standards, is out of federal prison — and making a bid for Congress in a heavily Republican district.
Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.
The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.
As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.
No one is predicting that Democrats will win a House majority in November. Yet they are millions of dollars ahead of the Republicans in fundraising, especially among the small-donor faithful.
A federal appeals court in Ohio just upheld a decision extending early voting in that state — but several other big voting law cases are still undecided, just weeks before the midterm elections.
The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremists groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.
The president, in an address to the General Assembly, says nations are at a crossroads and that the international system must meet challenges ranging from terrorism to disease.
Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.
Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.
President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in the morning about the threat posed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. And in the afternoon, he hosts a meeting of the Security Counsel.
Congress went on recess after voting to support the president's ISIS plan. And for many members, local issues and events — not the military airstrikes in Syria — are now center stage.