Federal officials will travel to Standish, Michigan, on Thursday to tour a state prison that could be used to house terror suspects detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. government officials said Wednesday.
First there were "blood diamonds," the gems that fueled conflict and human rights abuses in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Then there was "conflict cocoa," the chocolate source that's harvested by children and funds civil war in Ivory Coast. Now concern is rising about the minerals that go into common consumer electronics. Could that be a BloodBerry or a Conflict Cell in your pocket?
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' experience working with both Democrats and Republicans in her home state could be an asset to President Obama as he embarks on an effort at bipartisanship in reforming health care.
A senior U.S. lawmaker says China is ordering foreign-owned hotels there to install government software and hardware that would let authorities spy on guests' Internet activities during the Beijing Olympics.
Some big names entered the Republican race hoping to extend the party's time in the White House, but it was the durability of Sen. John McCain of Arizona that made him the presumptive Republican nominee.
Sen. John McCain defended his support of a controversial immigration reform bill from criticism by other Republican presidential hopefuls Tuesday night as the GOP contenders held their first debate in New Hampshire.
Given the influence of social conservatives in South Carolina, the GOP presidential debate in Columbia Tuesday will be a key test for Rudy Giuliani, a former big-city mayor who supports abortion rights.
Aside from Rudy Giuliani's torturous explanation of his views on abortion, it was easy to discern after Thursday's debate that the candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination are staunch advocates of life, namely when it comes to abortion.
The Senate approved a measure that would roll back President Bush's 2001 limits on embryonic stem-cell research Wednesday afternoon, but the margin was short of the two-thirds needed to override a promised veto.
Iran's authoritarian leaders repeatedly tell us they need to maintain their uranium enrichment program. But we know they have no need for a civil nuclear energy program, and the Iranian people do not stand to profit from nuclear power given the country's huge oil resources.
Oscar winner George Clooney Thursday joined two senators, Republican Sam Brownback of Kansas and Democrat Barack Obama, to appeal for greater action to address what is being described as genocide in Sudan's Darfur region.
The Senate opened an election-year debate on immigration on Wednesday, with Majority Leader Bill Frist saying he will oppose a controversial proposal to allow illegal immigrants to eventually work toward legal status.
As I've watched the deep foolishness that has marked the first months of George W. Bush's second term as President -- both parties seem zealously intent on ignoring the common good -- I've been thinking about a fellow I used to know, a marketing whiz named Jim Matson.
Monday's kickoff of the 2004 Republican National Convention will unleash a four-day multimedia barrage of words, images and music and ceremonies aimed at convincing moderates and independents that George W. Bush deserves a second term in the White House.
The White House says it hopes a new U.N. resolution for Iraq will encourage other nations to participate in aiding security and reconstruction. Meanwhile, the Bush administration's Iraq policy is facing tough questioning on Capitol Hill as the deadline for the transfer of power to Iraqis grows closer.