Politics and Society
Mitt Romney finds himself forced to explain himself once more after a video was released Monday in which he says almost half the country will never vote for him because they're dependent on government and natural Barack Obama supporters. The video was surreptitiously recorded at a Romney fundraiser.
Latino activists are working hard to get Hispanics registered to vote in time for the November elections. According to figures, that community breaks overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but in the last election they didn't turn out in great numbers to vote in the last election. Will that change?...
In the days since the Democratic Convention wrapped up, President Barack Obama has added to his lead over Republican Mitt Romney. And while Romney has drawn close, and the lead had always been narrow, Romney is quickly running out of time to close the gap....
Quebec's Parti Quebecois swung into power recently in Canada, which agitated at least one man who believes the long-time separatist party will try and move Quebec into a free, French-speaking country. But so far, there's no indication that the party's leaders will move for such a referendum -- and even less reason to think they'd succeed....
On Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden was lambasted on social media for his repeated use of the words literally (when he literally meant figuratively) and folks. But other words that were said over-and-over again at the Democratic National Convention were said with a bit more purpose. But some were purposefully left out....
As media cover the Paralympic Games in London, many are trying hard to use the most inclusive language possible. But when it comes to foreign languages, what's inclusive doesn't always transcend those boundaries. And that can be a problem for journalists....
It was Bill Clinton's turn Wednesday night to speak to the crowd of Democratic enthusiasts assembled to nominate Barack Obama for president. He led them through a full-fledged endorsement of Obama's work on the economy and tore down and poked holes in many Republican criticisms....
When President Barack Obama ran for office in 2008, he made 508 distinct promises to voters and of those, he's kept a little more than a third, and compromised on about 15 percent. But on 83 promises, according to the nonprofit organization Politifact, Obama has broken a promise he made during the 2008 campaign....
President Barack Obama has announced his intention to shift America's foreign policy away from Iraq and Afghanistan and toward China and Asia in general. That could be easier, some experts say, in a second term. But he may be boxed in by budget cuts. And what if Mitt Romney wins? What will he do?...
Michelle Obama stepped to the podium of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night and defended and humanized her husband, President Barack Obama. In so doing, did she embrace an age-old stereotype of the first lady as cheerleader-in-chief?...
- Syria’s civil war ends long quiet in Israeli-controlled Golan Heights
- American diplomat expelled from Russia for spying evokes memories of Cold War
- While 11 million people may live in U.S. illegally -- the impact extends to millions more
- Tel Aviv offers insights as Boston prepares permanent memorial to Boston Marathon victims
- Police in Cleveland trying to figure out how man hid abducted women for a decade
- Fence along U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego represents a barrier and a bridge
- Purported Israel's strike on Syria seen in wider context of Hezbollah, Iran
- Post-Holocaust 'avenger' tells stories of revenge squads
- Obama administration considering providing weapons to Syrian rebels
- Israeli ambassador spells out concerns with ongoing Syrian civil war, chemical weapons
- Among Myanmar's large Buddhist population, monks, monasteries play important role
- 'I am a Mormon' campaign launches in London, in response to play's debut
- Yangon Muslims watch nervously as violence spreads in Myanmar
- New Pope Francis gets less than warm greeting from Venezuela
- New book seeks to guide Orthodox Jewish newly weds in sexual intimacy
- Latino Catholics in the U.S. embrace Catholic Church's new Argentinian pope
- Argentina's Dirty War revisited after new pope is elected
- Catholic Church unveils Pope Francis as next leader
- Bulgaria chooses new religious leader -- with complex past
- American rabbi elected to Israeli Knesset with hopes of bridging sectarian divide
- States consider reforms to help domestic workers move out of shadows
- Ukraine’s Asgarda martial arts program recasts Amazon warrior women
- Undocumented immigrant caregiver tells story from inside invisible workforce
- Meat processing across the Midwest largely done by immigrants
- China's hukou system puts migrant workers at severe economic disadvantage
- Ethnic Karen refugees from Myanmar find foothold in North Carolina
- Pakistani women have new tools to fight disfiguring acid attacks
- Some immigrant women, victims of domestic violence, afraid to seek help
- Grand jury will convene to consider more charges in Ohio rape case
- Congress holds hearing on changing how military handles sexual assault cases