With every word South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) utters about his extramarital affair, his would-be successor leaps closer to a job that he wants dearly but that many leaders in the state’s fractured Republican Party have been scheming to keep from him.
It took comedian Al Franken eight months, millions of dollars and an army of lawyers but he will soon be able to finally call himself Senator Franken, giving the Democratic party a potential 60-vote stranglehold on the U.S. Senate.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled 5-0 Tuesday that Frankin did indeed win the long-disputed election against Republican incumbent Norm Coleman last November and Coleman finally conceded.
Most Republicans wanted Coleman to throw in the towel months ago but he fought what everyone else knew was a losing battle to the bitter end.
The sordid soap opera that is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, played out in a new Vanity Fair article, has ignited a war of words within the Republican Party with each sides calling each other liars.
On one side is fading right-wing star Bill Kristol, squaring off against Steve Schmidt, manager of Sen. John McCain’s failed Presidential bid but others in the GOP are getting their blows in as well.
Mississippi’s still king of cellulite, but an ominous tide is rolling toward the Medicare doctors in neighboring Alabama: obese baby boomers.
It’s time for the nation’s annual obesity rankings and, outside of fairly lean Colorado, there’s little good news. Obesity rates among adults rose in 23 states over the past year and didn’t decline anywhere, says a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The Pentagon is considering how it might ease the "don’t ask, don’t tell" law requiring gays to keep quiet about their sexual identity or face expulsion from the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.
"One of the things we’re looking at is, is there flexibility in how we apply this law," Gates told reporters aboard a military plane.
A federal judge has struck down the Bush administration’s change to a rule designed to protect the northern spotted owl from logging in national forests.
U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled from Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday that the U.S. Forest Service failed to take a hard look at the environmental impacts of changing the rule to make it easier to cut down forest habitat of species such as the spotted owl and salmon on 193 million acres of national forests.
Documents delivered to lawmakers this week expose a frequently confrontational and petty relationship over the past several years between Gerald Walpin and officials at the Corporation for National and Community Service. President Obama fired the Bush appointee last month, citing a lack of…
After years of strenuous opposition, Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, announced yesterday that it supports a controversial proposal requiring businesses to contribute to the cost of employee health insurance.