politics & society
Bill Lee, the Sanford police chief under fire for his department's reaction to the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, has stepped down, temporarily he said, so as not to be a distraction as the investigation moves forward.
As Republicans struggle over presidential nomination, declining influence of party elders is on display
This election cycle, most of the party's elites are lined up behind Mitt Romney. But Romney, though ahead in the delegate count, has struggled to unify the base of the party in a way that will force his challengers out of the election. It shows how far the influence of those elites has fallen.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem began posting online the archive of Albert Einstein on Monday. Currently about 2,000 documents totaling 7,000 pages are available to view in full. Over the coming years the entire archive, totaling more than 80,000 pages, will be available to the public.
The Republican presidential election marched on Wednesday with Mitt Romney winning the Illinois Republican Primary Tuesday night. Pundits said Rick Santorum will face must-win contests in April.
In the 2012 election, the Republican primary contest has shifted to Illinois. It's the latest state where voters are trying to choose from among the four, remaining mainstream Republican candidates, including Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
President Barack Obama's energy policy is described by his energy as an all-of-the-above policy, but by his critics as more of a none-of-the-above. This week, Obama is visiting four states to defend his plan as his re-election bid looms.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House budget writing committee, is preparing to unveil his latest plan for government spending. Democrats are already criticizing it as an example of Republicans breaking the agreement the two parties reached last August.
When it comes to risk of corruption, not all states are created equal. A new 50-state investigation found that no state does exceptionally well when it comes to having laws and practices that discourage corruption. And some states do extremely poorly.
Facebook and Twitter users have often been accused of being 'slacktivists', a term for social media users who use "feel-good" methods, such as clicking or 'liking' in support of an issue or social cause. These methods have been criticized as having little or no practical real-life effect, but others disagree.
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have been campaigning in Puerto Rico this week in advance of the island territory's primary. But the issues in Puerto Rico have their own special orientation.