South Carolina’s lieutenant governor Andre Bauer, a Republican, has been heavily criticized for his remarks in which he compared welfare recipients to stray animals and called on the state to stop providing welfare services to them.
House Minority Leader John Boehner said last week that Republican leaders are determined to prevent suspected terrorists from being tried in a civilian court in New York City.
During his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night, President Obama said he will push for overturning the ban on openly gay people serving in the military, but his former rival John McCain criticized the proposal.
According to a recent study, women who regularly practice yoga can reduce inflammation that is commonly associated with normal aging and stress.
As Tea Party activists prepare to hold their first convention in Nashville,Tenn.,in early February, concerns have emerged about the cohesion of the movement that rose to prominence on its outrage directed at Washington and Wall Street elites.
The wife of former presidential candidate John McCain surprised many when she appeared in an ad supporting gay marriage rights. Cindy McCain is featured on the website of NoH8Campaign.com—which advocates against California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that bans gay marriage—with a piece of silver duct tape over her mouth and the slogan "No H8" written on her cheek.
In response to criticism from some Latin American leaders regarding the thousands of United States troops that have been sent to Haiti following the devastating earthquake on Jan. 12, the Secretary of State has dismissed the verbal attacks and stressed that the soldiers are performing humanitarian missions.
The chairman and the top ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee have demanded that the Obama administration transfer Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to military custody.
On Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chairman, ending speculation from both sides of the aisle that his nomination was in jeopardy. The Senate voted 70-30 to reappoint Bernanke, the closest vote ever for a nominee for the position.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has asked his running mate in the 2008 presidential elections to help raise money for his reelection campaign, and they will appear together at a couple of events next month, according to media reports.