Voter access and technology improvements top Thomas Hicks' agenda as Election Assistance Commission chairman.
Tea Party groups have won a major victory, strengthening provisions established by the Citizens United case.
Soul-searching in San Bernardino County over school cops’ tactics and attitudes.
Only three states scored higher than a D-plus in this latest investigation by the Center on Public Integrity.
Online retailer to teenage super PAC founder: Not so fast
The Sandia Corporation has agreed to reimburse the Energy Department after allegedly spending federal funds on lobbying instead of national security.
A Syrian who embraced the US cause and his military commander has been captured by al-Qaeda sympathizers.
A Los Alamos National Laboratory supplied critical scientific data about a gas used in America's nuclear weapons but may stay shut until year's end. Multi-billion-dollar Los Alamos contractor has told investigators it needs more money to meet basic safety expectations.
"The question is: Are we letting principals and parents deal with one set of kids and we call the police on another set of kids?" the president asked. "That's not the right thing to do,”
The frightening scenes of urban unrest in Baltimore, and in Ferguson Missouri before that, reflect a long-smoldering distrust of police in African-American communities nationwide. A lot of departments, Baltimore’s among them, have made substantive strides in recent years increasing diversity. But Census Bureau statistics also indicate that police in many of America’s largest cities still don’t reflect the makeup of the communities they serve.