Sen. John Kyl, one of the members of the special congressional committee set up to create a $1.5 trillion budget-reduction plan, said Thursday those cuts should come out of programs like Medicare and Social Security -- not defense.
In the wake of the crisis in Japan, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to beware of inadvertently buying fake iodide products that are supposed to help protect against radiation.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the author of "Nomad: From Islam to America, A Personal Journey through the Clash of Civilizations." A native of Somalia, she later moved to Holland to escape an arranged marriage, and eventually became a member of the Dutch parliament. In 2005, she was named one of Time Magazine's People of the Year. This outspoken critic of Islam moved to the United States to join the American Enterprise Institute and wrote her autobiography, "Infidel." In this interview, a woman who has been threatened with death shares the biggest obstacle she has overcome.
President Obama should reach out to Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi as tensions in Iran over the disputed presidential elections continue to heighten, a former Bush administration official told CNN Sunday.
The number of Americans without health insurance decreased last year as more people signed up for government coverage, while the nation's median income rose slightly to $50,233, new government figures show.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday asked Congress to step in and define the rules that will govern civilian court hearings for about 200 detainees being held in the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A think tank partly funded by Exxon Mobil sent letters to scientists offering them up to $10,000 to critique findings in a major global warming study released Friday which found that global warming was real and likely caused by burning fossil fuels.
The debate over Social Security reform has taken a backseat -- in the nosebleed section -- to other issues on the Hill this year. And it's likely to remain there at least until the mid-term elections in November are over.
A major overhaul of the tax code will be pushed aside to next year as the Bush administration grapples with the president's pledge to overhaul Social Security and a budget plan that demands difficult cuts to non-defense spending, a newspaper report said Tuesday.