Politics and Society
President Barack Obama brought his message of "shared sacrifice" to Florida Tuesday, where he argued that passing a tax code change requiring the wealthiest of Americans to pay an effective tax rate of at least 30 percent. The Romney campaign blasts the idea and points out Obama is the first candidate in recent memory to campaign on raising taxes.
Rick Santorum on Tuesday said that he was suspending his campaign for president. The announcement comes after Santorum failed to win a single state in last week's primary elections and after he took the weekend off of the campaign to care for his ailing daughter....
With three big victories last week, talk is beginning to turn from if Mitt Romney can win the Republican nomination to who his running mate should be. So far, there's not a clear favorite in the derby to be the number two person on the GOP ticket....
Detention and suspension rates in Chicago increase during end of month period, may be related to food stampsA recent study of public schools in Chicago shows an increase in the rate of detentions and suspensions at the end of the month among students whose families receive government assistance. The study has been linked to data showing lower caloric intake at the end of the month for recipients of food-stamps....
Mitt Romney needed convincing victories Tuesday to cement his status as the front-runner — and he got them. With big wins in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and a big enough victory in Wisconsin, the other Republicans still in the race will have a hard time convincing voters and donors they remain relevant....
Politics in post-apartheid South Africa is dominated by two political parties: The Democratic Alliance, which is seen as a party of white and mixed-race voters, and the African National Congress, which is supported primarily by black voters. Recently, the Democratic Alliance has tried to attract more black voters and become the new majority party....
Rick Santorum has been trailing Mitt Romney since February. Always staying close, but never quite close enough to win. A Republican political strategist says Santorum's real goal is to cement his position as the man to beat in the next Republican primary....
America's Filipino population is among the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country. That's particularly the case in swing state Nevada, which could give them great impact on upcoming elections. But divisions among the community may prevent them from achieving that political influence....
The National Archives Monday published online the full records of the 1940 census. It's the first United States census to be fully digitalized, and the record opens up a rare window to understanding mid-century America. ...
At Westside Middle School in Tennessee, students who are sagging their pants too low and can't seem to get them up are given zip ties that haul the pants up to a level more like what might have been seen on the sitcom Family Matters, which centered on Steve Urkel and his way-too-high-pants....
- 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