In the first phase of the special election that is bound to have a significant impact on American politics for at least another year, Martha Coakley and Scott Brown won the Democratic and Republican nominations, respectively, to replace Senator Edward Kennedy who died last August.
In an effort to satirize Californians who voted to repeal gay marriage laws to "protect the sanctity of marriage," a Sacramento man has started a petition to outlaw divorce amongst heterosexual couples, the Associated Press (AP) reports.
A potential redistricting in Louisiana following the 2010 census has some Republicans worried that their candidates will be put at a political disadvantage. As a result, many local commentators predict the process will cause a significant partisan fight next year.
A new order from Major General Anthony Cucolo, who is in charge of 22,000 U.S. troops in northern Iraq, regarding pregnancy among soldiers has ignited a firestorm of criticism and may have caused him to backtrack.
The Obama administration’s recent announcement of the intention to purchase a nearly empty state prison in Thomson, Illinois, and transfer up to 100 prisoners currently held at the Guantanamo Bay prison has caused severe criticism.
While the debate about global warming rages on, two Republicans—California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin—have been trading jabs and publicly ridiculing each other’s climate policies.
The U.S. Civil Rights Commission recently subpoenaed the Justice Department in an effort to understand why they dropped charges in May against three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in a voter intimidation case that was won by the government.
An Oklahoma district judge put off until Feb. 19 any decision about an anti-abortion law that would require doctors to submit information about women who have the procedure in the state. That information would then be published—with names omitted—on the website of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
According to a recent survey, Sarah Palin has managed to reverse the decline in popularity that followed her resignation last summer as Alaska’s governor.
President Barack Obama has nominated Mari Carmen Aponte to become the next ambassador of El Salvador, a decade after she was forced to withdrawal her name from consideration for a similar post following concerns about alleged ties to Cuba, Newsmax.com reports.