The U.S. is the only high-income country without any national paid medical leave program, according to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who is proposing legislation based on programs in New Jersey and California to provide leave insurance.
Russian moves in Ukraine and other nations carved out of the Soviet Union are reviving memories of the Cold War power struggles for influence between Moscow and Washington.
Journalists love nothing more than small events that yield big speculations and fancy headlines. Such was the case with President Obama's handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. The moment spawned close to 3,400 news accounts within four hours, the headlines rife with question marks and wishful conclusions. A minuscule sampling:
It’s that time of year again – the Christmas tree tax has reared. Congressional members are mulling a 15-cent tax on fresh Christmas trees, a small but significant line-item mention in the current farm bill weaving through the House.
Despite religious jokes continuing to take the stage in American comedy, experts say believers are forming a united front to combat the jokes and forming their own comebacks against them.
Sen. Rand Paul is fighting charges that entire sections of his book, “Government Bullies,” were taken and reprinted, word for word, from a study from The Heritage Foundation.
Three dozen former U.S. officials are urging President Obama, who meets Friday with Iraq's prime minister, to demand that the prime minister release seven kidnapped Iranian dissidents and help relocate thousands of others guaranteed U.S. protection at a refugee camp in Baghdad.
Addressing a longstanding criticism of the farm bill, lawmakers are closing a loophole federal investigators said allowed people to get government benefits without actually doing work.
President Obama said early Thursday that he wants to make a major push to have Congress pass immigration legislation this year — but by late in the day the White House was confirming he will nominate someone with little immigration experience to head the Department of Homeland Security.
Loose treaty language is allowing disarmers to set their sights on our Second Amendment. When it comes to international agreements that may seem harmless until you read the fine print, the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty is a classic.
When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell bumped into Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus near Capitol Hill recently, the discussion turned to the man who has become the undisputed public face of the government shutdown: Republican Ted Cruz.
The U.S. Air Force Academy may be facing a sequel to the famous government warehouse scene at the finale of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" as the school faces criticism over its ability to keep track of thousands of historic pieces and valuable artwork.