U.S. participation in the war in Afghanistan will be renewed for an indefinite period of time beyond 2024 if the draft of a new security agreement is accepted by Washington and Kabul.
Six score and 30 years ago, the 16th president of the United States delivered an address at the site of the major Civil War battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke next year, is among a number of influential economists who would welcome a higher rate of inflation to boost a stagnant economy and reduce unemployment.
A bipartisan group of U.S senators has introduced legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone call records and electronic communications.
House Republicans seeking to "defund" ObamaCare may find more ammunition for that battle in reports that the lower premiums expected from the insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act will be accompanied by fewer choices of doctors and hospitals.
Has Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has become "obsessed" with the issues of abortion, contraception, and same-sex "marriage"?
Former Defense Secretaries Robert Gates and Leon Panetta disagreed this week on whether President Obama should launch a military strike against Syria. The ex-Pentagon chiefs agreed, however, that the president does not need authorization from Congress to take that action — despite the fact that the U.S. Constitution delegates to Congress the power to declare war.
The U.S. Department of Defense has put forward a proposal for arming "moderate" rebel forces fighting the Assad regime in Syria.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) notes that "stealth socialism" is on the rise in America, and he welcomes it.
On Tuesday the U.S. government's secret surveillance court declassified and released a decision defending the practice of the National Security Agency in collecting billions of phone call records every day.