In 2012, only 59 of the 3,144 counties in America actually sentenced people to be executed.
It's not just Democrats who are critical of the current state of campaign finance. Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, and Ted Cruz have their own complaints.
When political journalists play theater critic, they miss the real drama of elections.
Business didn't always have so much power in Washington.
America's shameful system of forensic investigation is overdue for sweeping reform.
America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.
The new pope's choices stir high hopes among liberal Catholics and intense uncertainty among conservatives. Deep divisions may lie ahead.
John Roberts reports for jury duty in Maryland.
New legislation joins the ongoing effort to replace Andrew Jackson on American currency.
Two indecipherable criminal laws passed in the 1980s now face scrutiny at the Supreme Court.
Some of the most powerful people in the U.S. government wanted to launch a drone strike against Mohanad Mahmoud Al Farekh.
Legislation unveiled Thursday would allow the administration to negotiate agreements that Congress couldn't pick apart.
If Clinton hopes to excite liberals, she'll have to embrace their priorities.
Protesters mobilized in hundred of cities across the country and the world today to demand higher pay.
Congress won't approve President Obama's proposed authorization of military force, but it won't limit him either.
The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force.
Residents of the United States are unusually likely to see chipping in their share as a civic duty, a moral obligation, and a patriotic act.
Obama's call to ban the practice reflects a tectonic shift within the community that once championed it.
Supreme Court cases on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act test the chief justice's commitment to judicial restraint.
Joe Biden, John Kasich, and Chris Christie say they're still seriously considering running for president, but have they run out of time?
Facing overwhelming opposition on Capitol Hill, the White House on Tuesday agreed that lawmakers should be able to review a nuclear deal before it takes effect.