| Sep 1, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Once an Internet superstar who parlayed his online popularity successfully, the Democrat now finds social-media reaction to his second Oval Office address definitely muted....
| Jun 16, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Republicans don't like it and Democrats do....
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Far-reaching legislation that would impose new environmental safeguards on offshore drilling, repeal oil industry-friendly provisions of the 2005 Energy Policy Act and hit producers with a new tax to fund conservation programs gained ground in Congress on...
| Jun 9, 2010
President Barack Obama and congressional
Democrats are trying to prevent a political disaster along with the environmental one taking place in the Gulf of Mexico as they try to convince Americans frustrated by the ongoing oil spill that BP and Republican...
| Sep 5, 2010
The bombs erupted along Pier No. 1, thousands of them, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. And 66 years later, you can still spot a few twisted hunks of metal near water's edge, an American flag snapping in the wind overhead.
This is Port...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:33 PM
The child sex scandal at Penn State University reverberated Thursday on multiple fronts, touching everything from promotional buttons to superstar athletes to bowl bids as state and national media raced to keep track.
A vague post in an Internet forum...
| Apr 6, 2012
Michael Penny Carter, a longtime public schools and community activist who had been director of family and community engagement for the Baltimore school system, died Tuesday of prostate cancer at a sister's home in West Baltimore.
The Harlem Park...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:25 AM
The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to protect an increasingly rare treasure: one of Africa’s most pristine forests and a population of “naive” chimpanzees with so little exposure to humans that the...
| Sep 17, 2008
Responding to Republican charges of foot-dragging, the Democratic chairman of the House labor panel said Tuesday that it is pursuing its inquiry into a spending scandal at the Service Employees International Union but taking care not to interfere with a...
| Aug 29, 2008
A congressional committee has opened an inquiry into a financial scandal enveloping the Service Employees International Union's biggest California local because of six-figure payments made to firms owned by relatives of its president.
| Sep 12, 2008
| 10:25 PM
The top-ranking Republican on the House labor committee called Friday for immediate hearings on a spending scandal at California's largest union local.
In a statement, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) suggested that the committee's...