After embattled U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice's decision to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) appears to be the frontrunner to replace outgoing Hillary Clinton.1 comments
Mitt Romney, the first Mormon presidential nominee in U.S. history, received twice as much religion coverage in the media during the 2012 race for the White House as President Barack Obama, whose Christian faith was questioned, a new Pew study shows.4 comments
While police were still investigating one of the U.S. history's worst school shootings that killed 20 children and six others inside a Connecticut school on Friday, family and friends of the suspect, Adam Lanza, said he suffered from a social disorder characterized by a lack of empathy for others.132 comments
A day after meeting House Speaker John Boehner face-to-face for the first time in more than one year, President Barack Obama, who has been insisting on tax hike for the wealthiest Americans to resolve the "fiscal cliff," said on Monday he is willing to compromise, but only "a little bit."
To protest a 20-year tradition of putting up a Nativity scene every Christmas season in the South Florida town of Deerfield Beach, a local atheist has erected an 8-foot-tall "Festivus" pole with beer cans, just six feet away from where Baby Jesus lies in a manger.
Two nights after South Africa's 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, was hospitalized in Pretoria, the office of President Jacob Zuma said on Monday he was "doing well" and there was "no cause for alarm."
Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker – who lived off food stamps for a week until Sunday after accepting the challenge from a Twitter follower – called his experience "very challenging," and said he is considering running for governor or U.S. Senate.
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who got a 75 percent approval rating in a Siena poll last week, could be "a great president" if she seeks the Democratic nomination, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said. Former GOP candidate Newt Gingrich also said she would have a good chance to win.
A day after President Mohamed Morsi agreed to revoke the controversial decree that gave him sweeping powers, an influential opposition group warned Sunday that his refusal to cancel a forthcoming referendum on draft constitution would deepen the political crisis.1 comments
House Speaker John Boehner blamed President Obama for "wasting" another week even as the deadlock between the GOP and the White House over the approaching "fiscal cliff" continued. Obama reiterated he "won't compromise" on raising taxes for the wealthiest Americans.
A day after tens of thousands of Egyptians broke through barbed wire at the presidential palace to seek Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's ouster, the nation's military on Saturday called for dialogue between Morsi's supporters and his liberal opponents.
The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent – the lowest in nearly four years, the Labor Department reported Friday. But the number of unemployed persons remained largely unchanged at 12 million.7 comments
President Barack Obama sent a $60.4 billion emergency spending bill to Congress on Friday to pay for recovery from Superstorm Sandy that struck the northeast in late October, killing dozens and causing widespread destruction across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.22 comments
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has rejoined the board of directors of Marriott International, the parent company of one of the world's largest hospitality, hotel chains, and food services companies, owned by a devout Mormon family.
A new Gallup survey shows that only one in 10 Americans rates the honesty and ethical standards of members of Congress as "very high" or "high," a slightly better rating than that of car salespeople who hit the bottom of the list of 22 professions.