With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option
For uninsured people, the nation's new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie ...
Michigan's Peters plows different Democratic path
Mark Amell and a co-worker were cleaning their sandwich shop around closing time when they looked up to see something they had never witnessed in the ...
Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension
Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, ...
Phelps' hate seen by some as aiding gay rights
Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of ...
Mexican hunger crusade raises questions
On a recent weekday afternoon, half a dozen children crossed the main square on their way home from school in this dusty farming town of 2,600 people ...
US first lady meets Chinese president Xi and wife
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, the first day of her weeklong visit to China, in a sign that the ...
Police: Likely link to Calif. rampage, Ore. death
Investigators are trying to determine if a suspect's path of bloodshed started with the slaying of an elderly Oregon man. They know it ended with his ...
Commanding through crisis or a 2nd-term curse?
President Obama is on the defensive over the Benghazi attack, the IRS Tea Party scandal, a Justice Department probe of AP phone records and sex ...
Politicians in the public eye outside of office
Some of the biggest figures in politics made an equally large impact before or even after being in office.
Politicians settling disputes with a pistol
After the Congressional supercommittee failed to reconcile its differences on budget reduction this week, many disappointed citizens may have the urge ...