A freshman at Western Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas, was suspended Tuesday for making a statement about his religious beliefs.
President Obama is in hot water and not just because of his sinking approval rating. A new book titled Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President, by Ron Suskind, reveals that the White House may be a testosterone filled environment hostile to women.
Findings from a new poll suggest Obama’s re-election campaign is on the rocks. A McClatchy-Marist poll shows support for the president is steadily declining and even Sarah Palin is gaining ground on Obama in the 2012 race.
Little Rock, Ark., may be best known for its school desegregation battles of the 1950s, but it seems the war is not over. The longtime fight over school integration entered the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, with the state and three school districts arguing whether the school districts should still receive state aid for their desegregation efforts.
After an ongoing debate about the future of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), President Obama come up with a plan to save the USPS from a potential financial collapse. According to his economic growth and deficit reduction plan announced on Monday, an end to Saturday mail service may be the part of the solution.
Palestine is expected to submit a formal letter requesting United Nations membership Friday, after the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the General Assembly.
The repeal of the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy is expected to officially take effect Tuesday, the Department of Defense announced today.
James Carville advises President Obama to “panic” after Tuesday’s two special election results resulted in victory for the Republicans. Carville wrote an open letter in a CNN op-ed, giving Obama advice on how to halt the GOP’s momentum and win re-election.
Two bioethics professors have made a deal: they are willing to pay $11,000 for medical records proving the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine causes mental retardation, as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has claimed.
After giving President Obama a less than passing grade for his jobs plan, House Speaker John Boehner addressed the Economic Club of Washington Thursday, laying out his own jobs strategy. He continued to criticize Obama’s plan as a “poor substitute” for pro-growth policies and also said the president made “initiatives that seem to have more to do with the next election than the next generation.”
Since Jimmy Carter’s presidency in 1980, the Democrats have never failed to win the majority of the Jewish vote. However, that may be change in 2012 as the Jewish vote is predicted to tilt more toward the political right.
A new poll by The Associated Press and the National Constitution Center released Wednesday shows that the majority of Americans is shifting towards supporting legalization, even as recent votes in many states show voters in solid support of defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
The Obama campaign, known for being technologically savvy, launched a new website today called “Attack Watch.” The website serves to fight back against accusations launched at Obama, labeling them as “smears” and “lies.”
President Obama visited Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday to promote the jobs bill he sent to Congress on Monday. Ohio is the home state of House Speaker John Boehner, who has been critical of the president’s initiative to tax the rich in order to pay for the plan.
The Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to demand that the city of Cranston order a local high school to take down a Christian mural that has been displayed on a wall at the high school since the 1960s.
Another battle over same-sex marriage is brewing in a southeastern state. But unlike neighboring states, which have overwhelmingly voted against same-sex marriage, the outcome in North Carolina is less than certain and is generating quite a controversy.
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, conservatives were outraged. Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist, titled his Sunday piece “The Years of Shame.” He went on to criticize “what happened after 9/11” as “deeply shameful.”
Every generation of Americans has had a crisis, whether it be war or natural disaster, that has helped define it. This generation is no different. The Millennials, now entering the workforce, were forever shaped by the events of 9/11.
John Brennan, White House’s chief counterterrorism adviser, lamented that so many people in Washington are still playing politics with the issue of terrorism 10 years after Sept. 11.
For months Michele Bachmann was seen as the rising star of the GOP candidates. On Aug. 13 she shook up the political world when she emerged as the winner of the Iowa straw poll. This victory was thought to propel her as an established top-tier candidate.
The Washington National Cathedral finds itself embroiled in controversy over a special service it is hosting this upcoming weekend to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Fresh from the debut of his new memoir, former Vice President Dick Cheney seems eager to give career advice to Hillary Clinton. Cheney has been making the media rounds in order to promote his new book In My Time. In an interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Cheney was asked if Hillary Clinton would have made a better president than Obama. Cheney seems to think so.
Many political pundits have been wondering if Sarah Palin’s spotlight is fading due to her indecision on whether to enter the Republican primary. Anne Coulter is one of them. On Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” fill-in host Laura Ingraham asked Coulter if Palin can maintain her status as a tea party favorite if she continues to delay her decision to run in 2012.
The self-proclaimed “Young Guns” of Capitol Hill are appearing a bit older these days.
James Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, created quite a stir over the weekend with his combative Labor Day speech. Conservatives are crying foul, saying his remarks were too hostile. Hoffa, however, stands by his remarks.