Riots raged in the Maldives recently, as people upset over the arrest of a popular judge tried to make their voice heard. Depending on who you ask, it worked. The nation's president resigned -- but he now says he did so at gunpoint in what amounts to a coup.
Back in 2008, climate change was an issue Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barack Obama mostly agreed on. It was real and needed to be dealt with. Today, it's an issue that Obama and his Republican challengers agree shouldn't be talked about. Thus are the politics of climate change in a time of economic stagnation.
Rick Santorum was the unquestioned winner on Wednesday night. When the results came in, he'd earned big victories in the Minnesota caucus and Missouri primary and a narrower, but still substantial, victory in the Colorado caucus.
In a Texas town of 1,100 people, the well has run dry. Now all the water needed for drinking, washing and bathing must be trucked in from other areas. But a new report has discovered that up until just weeks before the well went dry, the local water provider was selling off water up until the last weeks before the well ran out.
The Washington Post conducted a lengthy investigation, published on Tuesday, that found U.S. Congress members earmarking $300 million for projects that in some cases quite literally go right past their front door. And there's no transparency to the process.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in California, ruled that a voter-initiated constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriages is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The decision sends the battle over Proposition 8 toward the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gov. Mitt Romney is taking heat for his previous actions around access to birth control, while President Barack Obama takes criticism for a new mandate requiring religious-affiliated health plans to offer access to contraception.
As the middle class increasingly feels pressed from the bottom and the top, comments on CNN by Mitt Romney about not being concerned with the very poor have prompted a discussion about just what it is that is holding back the middle class — and the poor as well.
A Republican transportation bill seeks to eliminate the $1.6 billion in federal transportation funds that has been used to add bike lanes, improve sidewalk, create curb cuts and otherwise enhance roadways to make them more friendly to cyclists and pedestrians.
Alexander Yellin became famous a decade ago for the song he wrote that became the anthem of Vladimir Putin, praising him as the perfect Russian man. But now, as Putin runs for re-election and his popularity wanes, Yellin has written the anthem of the anti-Putin crowds.