Ratifying the results of last year’s popular vote, the California Supreme Court upheld a ban on same-gender marriages yesterday, sparking fierce debate between critics and supporters of the move.
President Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor, a current federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice David Souter.
After a short but intense campaign by some of its members, the Republican Party has abandoned its call for the Democratic Party to rename itself as the ‘Democrat Socialist Party.’
The Senate has confirmed Margaret Hamburg to lead the Food and Drug Administration, as the agency finds itself in a crisis on account of recent outbreaks of foodborne illness and drug recalls which prompted accusations of a lack of oversight.
In his quest to finance the upcoming healthcare reform, President Obama has said he will propose some $58 billion in new taxes on securities dealers, life insurance products and Americans with valuable estates.
As the row over the extent of the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s knowledge of the use of waterboarding by the Bush administration continues unabated, congressional Democrats and President Obama have stepped in to say they "stand behind her."
Consumer Watchdog (CW), a non-profit and non-partisan consumer advocacy organization, has issued an appeal to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to answer questions about how its plan to require all Americans to show proof of insurance or face tax penalties will provide affordable healthcare.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will install naked body scanners in airports across the country this summer. These scanners reveal more than just weapons. They show a digital photo of the passenger’s body beneath his or her clothing. Read this article and decide whether the TSA has gone too far to ensure security…
In a prelude to the 2010 census, the U.S. Census Bureau has released national population estimates that show America is becoming more diverse.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing increasing pressure to reveal the extent of her knowledge of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques used by the former administration as evidence has come to light she may have been aware of their implementation.