A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on “straw” purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration was willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and was not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists.
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.
The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.
Political analysts believe the Obama administration miscalculated the backlash they received after securing the freedom of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years.
The exchange of five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo for a U.S. Army soldier held captive in Afghanistan could set a precedent for a similar swap with Cuba, a Cuban intelligence agent who spent years imprisoned in the United States said Monday.
A new poll finds that many Americans are skeptical of the immediate impact global warming can cause on the planet.
Four prominent veterans groups and Republican Sen. Richard Burr are hurling accusations at each other after the veterans organizations declined to embrace Burr’s call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid reports of treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals.
Supreme Court Rules Protesters Could Not Bring Free-Speech Claims Against Secret Service Agents Guarding Bush
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of protesters could not bring free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents who were guarding President George W. Bush during a 2004 campaign trip to Oregon.
Hillary Rodham Clinton writes in new excerpts from her upcoming book that she wishes she could go back and reconsider some of her past decisions but she is “proud of what we accomplished” during her time as secretary of state.