The Obama administration's most contentious judicial nomination yet faces a key test vote in the Senate on Thursday, with Republicans poised to block the nomination of Goodwin Liu on grounds he is a liberal activist who would play fast and loose with the Constitution from the bench.
On paper, Mitt Romney is the favorite to win next year's GOP primary in New Hampshire - he ran a respectable second here in 2008 to eventual nominee John McCain, and as the 2012 cycle begins, he's the clear front-runner in a crowded field of would-be contenders.
Insurgent attacks in Afghanistan killed eight NATO service members in one of the deadliest days for the military coalition this year, signaling the start of what many fear will be a particularly violent fighting season as President Obama looks to start drawing down troops, authorities said Sunday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives lost power in a regional stronghold Sunday, with early poll results showing the Greens, buoyed by Japan's nuclear crisis, surging to their first state premiership.
The Conservative-Liberal Democrat marriage has been kept intact by the parties' mutual commitment to reducing the country's massive deficit, lawmakers from both parties say.
Canada's minority Conservative government came under attack from two opposition parties Monday over its ethical problems, increasing speculation that the country is heading for an early election.
In a recent letter, a reader lamented, "How sad that there may never be another Ronald Reagan come our way again." My response: Hold on, we're coming.
This has been a rotten week for big spending, liberals and President Obama and a great week for conservatives in the war to reduce the size and cost of government.
A Danish family captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean will suffer the same fate as four American sailors slain last week, if any rescue attempt is made, a Somali pirate said Tuesday.