Politics and Society
Many adults have a list of excuses for not making new friends: They're too busy; they already have friends; they won't be as close with them as those from their younger years. But author Marla Paul says that decision comes with a heavy price.
Mitt Romney says he left Bain Capital in 1999. The Obama administration blames him for job losses at Bain affiliates through 2002. This week, Obama's claims got a little more credence....
U.S. deportations have reached record-breaking levels. Boston College Law Professor Daniel Kanstroom believes the deportations are ineffective and that America's immigration policy needs comprehensive reform to avoid hurting legal U.S. citizens and residents....
Conventional wisdom said votes to extend some of the Bush-era tax cuts and to repeal the healthcare reform bill will fall along party lines, and they still may. But with election just months away, elected officials are plugging numbers into a more detailed equation to figure out how to cast their vote....
A voter ID bill passed out of the Pennsylvania legislature may keep as many as 750,000 lawful voters away from the polls because they lack the specific IDs required by the new law. The majority of those 750,000 are low-income voters and minorities....
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, are spending the majority of their time in a handful of battleground states -- states where the polls say the two are so close that another rally or two could provide enough swing to move a state, and possibly the election, from one candidate to another....
Presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney has been out of step with his Republican colleagues, in calling the individual mandate in the federal healthcare law a penalty, and not a tax. Or his staff has, at least. Wednesday night, Romney moved to bridge the divide and eliminate any differences with Republican leaders....
Books are tightly regulated in Cuba. Sure, some books are freely available on city streets, but others are much, much harder to find. Often, they exist only in private libraries. And even then, the holders of the books are subject to government harassment....
In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling, largely upholding President Barack Obama's healthcare reform bill, Republicans are trying a different strategy. They're trying to get voters fired up and retake the Senate in November, so they can repeal the measure in Congress....
Julio Salgado is one of 800,000 undocumented immigrants whose parents brought them to the United States as children, and are under 30. Salgado, a college graduate, has created a series of videos and art that highlight the situations that people like him often face....
- U.S. faces hurdles if it chooses to extradite NSA leaker Snowden to face criminal charges
- Iranian President-elect a moderate, with unknown ability to reform
- U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter citizenship provision
- Survey finds broad support for Edward Snowden, NSA leaker
- Greek government, citing budget problems, pulls plug on public broadcaster
- NSA whistleblower reveals himself, hopes for safety in Hong Kong
- U.S. Congress reopens debate over replacing dollar bills with coins
- Spanish town reminds dog owners to pick up after their pets ... with special deliveries
- What can the NSA do with phone and Internet data?
- Why are black people four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana crimes?
- Turkey's Creationist TV channel uses women described as 'Barbie-like' to spread message
- Catholic priests in Philippines bring Mass to shopping malls to meet the people
- 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
- Intelligence officials defend surveillance programs as a necessity in the war on terrorism
- Deportation leaves family split apart, no one truly home
- Modern family takes on new dimension when it comes to structure, gender
- Obama administration drops objection to Plan B ruling
- George Zimmerman trial enters jury selection
- Silicon Valley's immigrant janitors given chance to learn English at work
- 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