Black people: America's premier outlaw class
The Senate is slipping away, but Republicans haven't locked it up.
A man shocked into submission after walking his dog off leash sues, and wins long overdue limits on Taser-happy law enforcement.
It’s an obvious problem for Democrats—and perhaps an even larger one for Republicans.
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell aren't scientists, but that doesn't stop them from discrediting it.
Democrats don't want a divisive battle over Eric Holder's replacement before the midterms.
How do we end up with the kinds of people whose names we see on the ballot? Two brisk, fast-reading books on two very different U.S. senators offer clues.
We all know the drill: The GOP makes big gains on Capitol Hill, overreaches for two years, then loses the next presidential race.
Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins with conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas to urge the court to take up a drug-sentencing case.
Will voters care more about Mitch McConnell's Obamacare stumble or Alison Lundergan Grimes's presidential vote from 2012?
Are the presidents dumbing down? Or are their speechwriters smartening up?
The contest was touted as an opportunity to gain a seat, but now the party seems to be giving up on its candidate.
Laura Poitras's new documentary captures the moment when Edward Snowden told the world that the NSA was watching.
In next month's election, Jerry Brown is seeking a fourth term as California's governor and public support for his plan for a north-south bullet train to transform travel in a car-dependent state. Here is more of what's at stake.
A federal judge argues that barring people from marrying who they want because of their gender is unconstitutional. It's a promising but imperfect case.
A trove of documents released on Friday offers a new look at the 1990s compromise on gays in the military.
Shuttering the terrorist detention center despite an explicit congressional ban would be the president's boldest move yet.
Is the current prison system really intended as a way to control black people, or is something more nuanced at work?
In a report about the status of the nation's millennial population, Washington relied heavily on emojis and graphics, abandoning words almost altogether.
They've blocked statutes in Wisconsin and Texas, while upholding other limits in North Carolina.