It is believed that hundreds have been left homeless as at least 10 tornadoes hit Texas overnight on Wednesday.
The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
The best high school basketball player since LeBron James will choose his college on Tuesday, a move to will likely shift the NCAA basketball landscape when he announces his college decision.
David Moyes is leaving his current Premier League team of Everton to replace Alex Ferguson, who announced on Wednesday he is retiring after nearly 27 years at Old Trafford.
As the editor responsible for quality on PolicyMic, I thought it would be appropriate if I addressed some of the points that have recently been brought up regarding the quality of articles.
Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous both plan major events on Monday. Many of the events/ protests will focus on immigration reform in the United States.
The dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas will draw speeches from Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Obama.
The quake hit at 0305 GMT near the Russian-owned Kuril island chain, 1,490 kilometers north of Tokyo, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The FBI released video and pictures showing two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing at a news conference in Boston on Thursday afternoon.
A swath of the town of West, Texas, (north of Waco) was reportedly destroyed in a blaze on Wednesday after a fertilizer plant exploded killing over a dozen people.
Gmail is experiencing some issues this morning. While some people are able to log in, the program isn't working for some and we're having issues with Gchat.
Media reports on Monday afternoon showed two explosions near the finish line of Boston Marathon.
A liberal politician argues that Thatcher has widened the income gap in Britain. The conservative prime minister shuts him down with an epic rebuttal.
Industry speculation is that Facebook will launch "Facebook Home," its forked Android OS, making it your home base for mobile operations.
Tesla electric car founder Elon Musk says he has a "HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!" (literally all-caps and three exclamation marks) to make on Tuesday.
Three Samurai swords were recovered in the Lanza home, along with heavy amounts of ammo, and NRA handbooks for pistol shooting.
Ashley Judd's brand of liberal politics plus her celebrity status would have been a challenge McConnell. She was the liberal heavyweight Dems needed. Their other pick won't win this race.
One the same day gay marriage was debated in the Supreme Court, Kentucky passed a bill strengthening people's ability to ignore laws that protect basic civil liberties. Shame, Kentucky. Shame.
Countless people have made the sign their Facebook or Twitter profile pictures, helping the logo clog news streams and new feeds over the last 24 hours.
Charles J. Cooper, the lawyer representing Protectmarriage.com and arguing against gay marriage, got trounced in the Q&A oral arguments by Justice Elena Kagan. Read the meltdown here.
Anthony Kennedy's concept of liberty has included some protections for sexual orientation. He has a history of gay rights support, and has sided with liberal justices in major gay cases before.
An estimated 58% of all U.S. workers will participate in at least one office pool this year. Around $3.5 billion will be spent on bracket tournaments ... $2.5 billion will be bet illegally.
Scientists working at the CERN physics lab announced on Thursday that they believe the particle they discovered last year is, indeed, the elusive Higgs boson. What does that even mean?
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14, since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of Pi in the decimal form) around the world. Math geeks rejoice!
After the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in 600 years, the papal conclave has elected a new leader of the Catholic Church: Francis I of Argentina.
The Affordable Care Act, stacked in a tower, stands 7 feet tall. Just have a look at this picture, tweeted out by Mitch McConnell Talk about big government, right?
After railing President Obama's and Eric Holder's stance on drones in America, Holder responds with a simple and kind-of-cold letter.
Facebook on Thursday unveiled a jazzed-up news feed, which will allow users to sort content under tabs. The tweak could drive new ad revenue to the site.
Facebook is set to make major changes to its newsfeed, features which will likely be aimed at advertising and social interaction.
White House officials didn't respond to Rand Paul's requests for "answers," but they did tell Politico, seeking comment on the issue, that “they have nothing to say,”
How long would Rand Paul's filibuster have to go to be considered the longest in U.S. history? Over 24 hours.
The unofficial transcript of Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) first hour of filibuster.
Rand Paul has been speaking for nearly five hours on the Senate floor in a filibuster of John Brennan. Paul's speech has been entirely focused on the issue of targeted killing of Americans.
After hitting the nation's midsection with some of the heaviest snowfall this year, Winter Storm Saturn is heading to the East Coast, dumping heavy snow fall from Virginia to New York.
The U.S. military whistle-blower Bradley Manning has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Were he to win, it would be a referendum on the Obama administration.
Chinese media have reported that North Korea developed its own basketball scoring system, with three points for a dunk, and four points for a 3-pointer that does not touch the rim.
The next installment of the 'Assassin's Creed' series takes players to the pirate-infested high-seas, and is set for a release later this year.
Obama mixes up 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' during a press conference, committing possibly the biggest blunder of his presidency.
Obama said he wasn't "a dictator" and couldn't use "Jedi mind melds" to help congressional leaders reach a solution on the sequester. ... What?
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was fired. Instead of giving the normal, boiler plate remarks about "leaving for the good of the company" or "being closer to my family" or whatever, he did this.
SpaceX was poised on Friday to launch a rocket to the international space station with fresh fruit and supplies.
It is being reported that "most" Kentucky state Democratic senators are lukewarm on Judd's candidacy for a 2014 Senate run against Mitch McConnell.
Four gun control measures will be voted on in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, including the controversial assault weapons ban.
The sequester is a $1.2 trillion worth of mandatory across-the-board cuts to military and discretionary spending, and was passed with bi-partisan support.
Congressional leaders have been invited to the White House by Obama on Friday to figure out how to avoid the sequester ... but by that time the sequester will have already happened.
The papal conclave to elect the next pope is being described as one marked by "fierce internal struggles" but also called "amateur hour" for its disorganized and unnecessary drama.
There are 115 cardinal electors who will vote in this conclave, and they almost always elect one of their own. Many analysts say an Italian is the safest bet.
The assault weapons ban will likely fail, but the Congress will consider other gun control issues, including background checks.
Police Chief Edward Flynn argued that "we don't chase paper, we chase armed criminals," lashing out at criticism that police weren't doing enough regarding failed background checks.
More than a year away from the 2014 midterm elections, and Kentucky is already heating up as a significant battleground not only of Mitch McConnell's Senate seat, but the future of the GOP.
In Berlin, John Kerry explained, in idiot's terms, the First Amendment. The whole "defense of stupidity" defense sounds pretty stupid when it's actually made by a world leader.
The satirical news paper The Onion on Monday caved to heavy social media and public pressure to apologize for an excessively vulgar message they tweeted during the Oscars.
Director Quentin Tarantino took home the Oscar on Sunday for Best Original Screenplay for "Django Unchained."
Ang Lee was the dark horse in the Best Director category, beating out Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln"), who everyone thought was the strongest contender for the award.
First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars on Sunday, presenting the winner for Best Picture to "Argo."
In the nightmare of all nightmares, Jennifer Lawrence fell while walking up the steps to accept her Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook." We still love her.
Adele won an Oscar for her song "Skyfall" on Sunday. just an Emmy and a Tony away from being heralded as an EGOT winner.
Anne Hathaway won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, in what was the least surprising announcement of the night.
Sunday night, in a rare turn of events, there was a tie in the Best Sound Editing category. Both Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall took home the award.
Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Barks, and much of the cast from last year's Les Miserables performed a song as a unit at the Oscars.
Watch the Oscar-winning animated short "Paperman" here. It's amazing.
"Argo" took home top honors for best picture, while "Zero Dark Thirty" failed to win any major awards.
The statistician says Jennifer Lawrence will win Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook," while Steven Spielberg will take Best Director for "Lincoln."
"If God is asking me to do this it is precisely so I can continue to serve with the same dedication and love as before but in a way that is more appropriate for my age and for my strength."
A Citadel Trojan virus, which is used for banking fraud and cyber-espionage, was reported on the NBC.com site, as well as a range of other NBC sites.
PS4, as well as the soon-to-come Xbox 720, will open the doors to a completely re-imagined video game industry. Both consoles will change the face of gaming.
The first shots of the newest video game war have been fired: Sony will unveil the PS4 on Wednesday, a month ahead of Microsoft's Xbox 720 debut.
A photo courtesy of the White House shows Obama going to town on his own speech, ripping it apart six days before he gave the real thing.
SCOTUS has sided with drug sniffing dogs in a Fourth Amendment case, saying that they are evidence enough to produce probable cause when searching private property.
The Warren execution has faced some criticism for violating state, federal, and even international laws against the treatment of people with mental disabilities.
For decades, the United States has been the world's largest provider of foreign aid, but now newly-empowered nations are turning the tables, giving aid to America's neediest.
President Obama will seek to re-invent the "fireside chat" on Thursday, taking questions from a panel of participants during a Google+ hangout.
The single cutest video you'll need to watch on Valentine's Day ... whether you have a Valentine or not. Expect you heart to melt in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
The 2012 Olympic star known as "blade runner" was arrested for killing his girlfriend. Police have said there have been numerous domestic incidents at the star's home.
The NBA and the NCAA help force a college sports system where America's top athletes must stay in limbo for 1 or 2 years before making money in the pros. Nerlens Noel is a martyr.
This 4 second GIF of Obama doing an exploding fist bump with a Republican before his State of the Union address is the single greatest highlight from the speech. #LoveIt
Rand Paul gave the Tea Party response to Obama's State of the Union, 5 minutes after Marco Rubio finished the official GOP rebuttal.
Senator Marco Rubio touched on a number of policy issues in his rebuttal, from economics to immigration, and painted a picture of what a rebranded GOP will look like in 2013.
"It's not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth." -- President Obama.
An earthquake was detected Tuesday in North Korea just north of a site where the country has conducted nuclear tests, providing strong indication that Pyongyang has detonated a nuclear device.
Obama gives his first State of the Union of his second term, a speech that will focus heavily on job creation, but which will also prod Republicans to act more deftly on a range of legislation.
The SEAL team member who killed Osama Bin Laden speaks out in a new interview. He thought he hoped expected fiercer resistance at the Pakistani compound. He thought the raid was "really cool."
A well-published scholar, Angelo Scola was considered to be a favorite for pope in 2005. He seeks to create outreach to the Muslim world and maintain European culture in the Catholic church.
Police in Delaware responded Monday morning to reports of gunshots fired inside the New Castle County Courthouse.
As Pope Benedict XVI resigns at the end of the month, speculation swirls on who will take the reigns of a faltering Catholic Church. The debate pits the Old World against the New World.
Pope Benedict XVI said on Monday that he will resign on Feb. 28, citing poor health. He is the first pope in 600 years to resign. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana is the favorite to replace him.
The pope says "to proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary."
Pope Benedict becomes the first pope in six centuries to resign for his position, which will end on Feb. 28. The former German cardinal cited ill health.
The 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover has been leaked, and blonde bombshell Kate Upton looks like she is the star yet again.
Blizzard 2013 will dump “historic and extreme” snow from New York to Maine, with the nation’s East Coast expected to be severely impacted.
Hillary Clinton beats out the president, possible 2016 Democratic and Republicans challengers, and big-name politicians to be the "most popular actor on the American political stage."
Forecasts call for historic levels of snow in Boston. Hurricane-force winds could compound problems. The government is already warning about blackouts. Will this be snomageddon?
George W. Bush emailed friends and family in late December, asking for thoughts on a eulogy for his father. Bush said he'd make a better candidate for the eulogy than the next pick: Bill Clinton.
The young senator is being dubbed by TIME as "The Republican Savior." This, on top of his rebuttal of Obama's State of the Union Speech, makes Rubio the hottest Republican face around.
Iran has claimed that they will reverse-engineer a U.S. RQ-170 drone they shot down in 2011. Don't expect anything menacing flying over American skies in the near future.
The newest Mersenne prime number, 2 to the power of 57,885,161 minus 1, is a digit that needs 22.5 MB to be download.
Rand Paul will argue that "We need to restrain executive power and have more congressional authority in our foreign policy, as the Constitution demands."
The Tea Party Republican senator's favorites include Flo Rida, Calvin Harris, Pitbull, and Tupac. Seriously.
Early in the third quarter during the 2013 Super Bowl, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans experienced a blackout that shut off power to half of the stadium, causing a 34 minute delay.
The biggest highlight of the 2013 Superbowl was a stadium blackout that delayed the Baltimore - San Francisco game for more than 30 minutes. It was apparently an issue with the energy provider.
Correction on article published Friday, February 1.
For the third straight month, the unemplyment rate for those people under the age of 30 spiked, now at 13%. This is a mind-boggling number that should act as an alarm for the nation as a whole.
A suicide blast left a hole in the entrance of the U.S. embassy in Turkey, leaving one guard dead. No Americans were injured.
The Atlanta fire department has told local TV station 11Alive that a 14-year-old has been shot in the head and is being treated in hospital.
According to reports, a student was shot at Price Middle School in Atlanta Thursday afternoon, Atlanta police sources say.
Before her official last day on Friday, February 1, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, the prestigeous global affairs org.
As prepared for delivery, here is what Chuck Hagel said in his opening remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Authorities are reporting that a North Texas county employee has been shot by two unknown suspects outside a courthouse building.
After the BB10 announcement was made on Wednesday, investors were negative ... and the BlackBerry stock tanked sharply. Should the company be worried, though?
Around 63% of the U.S. population plays video games, while 91% of young people play video games. If there is a link between gun violence and games, why isn't everyone a mass killer?
This will prove to be a pivotal moment in the story of Research in Motion, a technology giant that has fallen from 40% U.S. market share to 2% in just three short years.
The Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of approving John Kerry’s nomination 94-3 to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. He will continue to further Obama's brand of foreign policy.
Obama laid out his three critical "pillars" of immigration reform a speech, but is deferring to a bipartisan plan in Congress put together by eight senators.
A bipartisan group will look to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, reform the legal immigration path, strengthen employment verification, and protect American workers.
The Norovirus comes on very suddenly, within hours of being exposed. There's no particular treatment or vaccine against norovirus.
By 65% to 28%, voters in an election day 2012 exit poll showed most illegal immigrants working in the United States should be offered a chance to apply for legal status, rather than be deported.
Iran needs to take sides in the Syrian civil war if it is to remain legitimate in the region.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has attacked a government website, holding hostage encrypted government files and threatening to release them if demands for legal reform were not met.
Over the past 4 years Obama has authorized attacks in Pakistan which have killed more than 800 innocent civilians and just 22 Al-Qaeda officers. How many of those civilians are children?
Since Obama was propelled to re-election by the Latino vote, both parties have sought to make concrete efforts on broad immigration reform. Gone are the days of Arizona-style legislation.
In a spoof of the inauguration, Obama tells an attentive crowd that he enjoys make-up along with a number of other ridiculous things before Beyoncé takes the stage.
Republican legislators are pushing Electoral College reforms that would see votes allocated differently ... of course favoring future Republican presidential candidates.
J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII. Is this every fanboy's dream come true?
Apple stock plunged 11.5% to $455.14, tripping a Nasdaq circuit breaker and weighing down the Nasdaq.
The vice president, responding to a question, said that a shotgun is more capable of defending someone than an assault rifle. Is Biden for our against gun control?
Dianne Feinstein's new measure will ban the sale of about 150 types of firearms, including some rifles, shotguns, and handguns, as well as the sale of high-capacity magazines.
As of now, barring a miracle, the legislation looks to be stillborn as it is introduced to the Senate on Thursday. But will we still see gun control legislation passed? Yes.
On Thursday, the Pentagon is expected to announce that it will lift many (though not all) of the restrictions for women in the military.
Feinstein said the ban would “help end countless mass shootings which have devastated families and terrorized communities.”
Feinstein said the ban would “help end countless mass shootings which have devastated families and terrorized communities.”
Reince Priebus, the current RNC chairman, plans to drop a truth bomb on Republicans: evolve their campaign strategies and become more inclusive.
Don’t expect the same fireworks Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saw in her Benghazi testimony. Her assumed replacement Sen. John Kerry faces a smooth confirmation hearing.
Apple needed to show something extraordinary in it's earnings report to excite investors and regain the aura that’s surrounded the company in the past. It failed to do so.
Did we just get the biggest hint yet that Hillary Clinton would run for president in 2016? There were a lot of hints on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Several whistleblowers will give testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, concerning the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
There has been a school shooting at Lone Star College in north Houston, witnesses and authorities say.
19% of American households owe student loan debt (as compared to 15% in 2007). And, while the average student loan debt is $23,349, 10% of debt-holders owe more than $61,000.
The last time Senate Dems passed a budget was in April, 2009. You could have flown to the moon and back 179 times during that period.
But the poll showed tension in Americans' attitudes toward the decision. Almost 70% say there are at least some circumstances in which they don't support abortion.
The commercial space industry is growing, and on Tuesday will introduce a wild new market concept: asteroid mining
President Barack Obama gave his second inaugural address on Monday at 11:50 a.m. The speech lasted for 22 minutes.
After officially being sworn in on Sunday, President Barack Obama will have his public swearing in on Monday in front of hundreds of thousands gathered on the Washington mall.
Multiple weapons, including an assault-type rifle, were found nearby, police said. It would be the first mass shooting with such an assault rifle in 2013, likely fueling the gun control debate.
Biden on Saturday night produced yet another of his iconic slip-ups — a Bidenism, if you will — saying “I’m proud to be president of the United States” while speaking at an event.
At 11: 50 a.m. on Sunday, Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term. The 35-word presidential oath took only a few seconds to go through and was shown on live TV.
Rand Paul Slammed Chris Christie, saying his positions on the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill and gun control would alienate GOP primary voters. Election 2016 is in full swing again!
“Diamond” Joe Biden had an AMA ("ask me anything") on Reddit on Friday, answering questions on women, bar fights, and "Palin or Bachmann?"
The Constitution requires the president's term to start on Jan. 20, but because that falls on a Sunday this year, Obama will have two ceremonies.
According to a Gallup survey released Friday, 75% of adults nationwide back term limits for members of the House and the Senate.
Ted Cruz says Obama is "high on his own power." Rand Paul calls Obama a "King." But these senators are the reason Obama had to use executive orders.
Oprah Winfrey's hotly anticipated, two-part interview with Lance Armstrong will air at 9 p.m. EST/PST on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Obama had his public swearing-in on Monday, coinciding with the Martin Luther King Day holiday.
The new feature could fill an advertising void that has plagued Facebook over the last two years. If the company pulls it off, their search-related ads would be more powerful than Google's.
NFL player Reagan Mauia claims he met the fake girlfriend of Manti Te'o. He even explains what she looks like. What is going on here?
Manti Te'o was "catfished," but what does that even mean? It's not a bottom-dwelling fish. No, it's rather an elaborate hoax.
Our generation has never seen such gun control policies — reforms that are stronger than even the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
Two school shootings ... one in St. Louis and another in Kentucky ... will ultimately play into the president's gun control speech on Wednesday.
The event kicks off on Sunday and lasts until Monday at 5 p.m.
The National Mall service event will Feature Chelsea Clinton, Eva Longoria, Ben Folds, Beau Biden, Star Jones, Angela Bassett.
Some speculate Facebook could reveal a more robust search feature that would intensify its rivalry with Google ... or a new phone that would intensify its rivalry with Apple.
In a press conference, Obama is expected to discuss the debt ceiling ... the next big debate in Washington. America will hit the debt ceiling in late February.
'Argo' wins for best picture and director, while 'Lincoln' has a disappointing night.
There was never a doubt that DDL would win for 'Lincoln.'
Jodie Foster publically “came out” during her awards speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.
'Django Unchained' and Quentin Tarantino won big at the Golden Globes on Sunday. Tarentino won for best screenplay, while Christoph Waltz won best supporting act for portraying a bounty hunter.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler created a drinking game, here are the rules, so you can play along at home.
Who won the 2013 Golden Globes? Here is a running list, updated as each winner is announced.
The Golden Globes is seen as a key barometer for success at the Academy Awards. Here are the lists of nominees.
Red Carpet coverage begins at 7 p.m., or you can live stream the evening's festivities here (Live coverage will begin at 8 p.m. EST).
Medical officials are alarmed by the 2013 flu season, which is said to be one of the worst in a decade and also one of the earliest.
Though pro-gun advocates have equated gun control efforts to Adolf Hitler, both Hitler and pro-gun advocates have the same policy in mind: deregulation.
On March 26, the Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments in a pair of same-sex marriage cases that could decide the future of marriage equality in America.
Obama will give his annual state of the union address three weeks after he is inaugurated. The speech should mark his policy direction during his second term.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, Americans are choosing sides in the gun control debate: You're either with the NRA or against it.
The Obama administration is contemplating a set of proposals that would seek to tackle the gun issue in a more comprehensive manner.
James Egan Holmes, the man accused of unleashing the movie theater massacre seven months ago in Aurora, Colo., is expected to enter a plea of not guilty by way of insanity.
VP Joe Biden made clear that the president is going to act ... possibly unilaterally and without Congress ... on the gun control issue.
College football failed its fans on Monday in the BCS championship. Alabama rolled right over the "No.1" Fighting Irish, proving a playoff is desperately needed.
Cpl. Joshua Boston, who was deployed to Afghanistan between 2004-05, outlines that he opposes gun registration because it will lead to confiscation.
The AP released a tabulation of official presidential votes from all 50 states on Friday. Romney got 47.2% of the full presidential vote, identical to his infamous "47%" remark.
Conservative groups have come out against the Sandy bill, claiming that it contains too much "wasteful and unnecessary pork barrel spending."
The House is expected to vote on Friday on the first part of the Sandy bill, a $9.7 billion flood insurance bill.
With staggeringly high unemployment rates, out-of-work millennials could already be hurting the society and economy of the U.S. 10 years from now.
"Britain, the colonial power, has refused to return the territories to the Argentine Republic, thus preventing it from restoring its territorial integrity."
With the swearing-in of the new 113th Congress on Thursday, the unsexy issue of Senate rule reform — and as a result, filibuster reform — is among the first big issue items on the docket.
Boehner’s perceived failure in the recent fiscal cliff — agreeing to tax hikes and deep avoiding deficit-curbing spending cuts — negotiations cost him political capital and street cred.
Obama spoke at length with David Gregory about the looming fiscal cliff. He outlined higher taxes on the wealthy. He also talk gun control, Benghazi, and his second term.
Obama spoke at length on the fiscal cliff — outlining both his strategy in this debate (tax the rich, help the middle class keep running as the engine of the economy) and his economic principles.
New York's Times Square will be the epicenter of New Year's revelry. Check in for live coverage and news on the ball drop, events and parties, and hangover cures.
In the second such incident this month, a man was brutally killed after being pushed from behind into an on-coming subway. Is this now a daily threat for NYC's 5 million subway users?
Washington, D.C., residents: Don't be surprised if you get a dash of politics in your grande coffee at Starbucks for the rest of the week.
Winter Storm Euclid brought a white Christmas to million of Americans, while also threatening with leaving many more stranded with high winds, snow and even the risk of tornadoes.
On Sunday morning's "Meet the Press," host David Gregory rightly pointed out that NRA chief Wayne LaPierre's prescription to gun violence was "full of holes."
What comes to mind when you think about Kentucky? A new grassroots campaign wants to change that. And if it works, Kentucky will have the coolest tagline in the U.S.
Obama will appear in the White House briefing at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday morning to announce the administration's first step on gun control.
The 2012 TIME Magazine Person of The Year, selected by TIME’s editors, will be announced on December 19.
Slooh.com will be live-streaming feeds from its telescopes keeping a close watch on the skies for rogue asteroids, monster solar flares and wayward secret planets.
The Venezuelan president was a fierce critic of the U.S. His death leaves the country searching for its next leader.
Children are reportedly among the dead, as is one shooter, with rumors of a second gunman unconfirmed.
On Tuesday, a Chinese government airplane violated Japanese airspace, the first such incident in the two countries' modern history.
On Tuesday evening, the always quirky and unpredictable North Koreans launched a long-range rocket. This is how North Korean state TV reported it.
The new 'Man of Steel' trailer is out, and it exceeds expectations. Now we just have to wait six months for the real movie.
Think the new Air Force space plane is cool? Check out what the Army and Navy have. But what do all of these super weapons do for America?
The unemployment rate for millennials (aged 18-29) specifically is 10.9%, far higher than the national unemployment rate of 7.7%, which dropped over the last month.
Ashley Judd, the Hollywood starlet, could battle Republican leader Mitch McConnell for the Kentucky Senate, the biggest battle of the 2014 elections.
Obama is considering fashion icon and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom or France.
Republicans have counter-offered President Barack Obama’s initial Fiscal Cliff offer, saying they “cannot in good conscience agree to [his] approach, which is neither balanced nor realistic.”
Louisville is moving to the ACC. The college athletics landscape is incredibly hard to figure out. It’s getting pretty weird, and the system will likely collapse on itself.
The absolutely shocking things we learned from the 2012 election is that 1) Romney probably lost because he lost the South and 2) Republicans can’t count on the South to deliver wins anymore.
A new Facebook post claiming that you can protect yourself from copyright and privacy infringement is false. Definitely don't post it as your status.
In a Friday bombshell, General David Petraeus has resigned as CIA director Friday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement.
Just days after the election, the ole’ game of national debt policy football is back … with each side trying to pass the pigskin off to the next guy.
The morning after he won re-election, an emotional Obama credited his youthful staff of several hundred with running a campaign that will "go on in the annals of history."
At 11:15 pm on Tuesday, President Barack Obama won the 2012 presidential election over Republican Mitt Romney. It was a *big* night for Democrats.
What do voters care the most about in this election? Well that would be the economy … duh.
Races for governor will be held in 11 states. Battles for the top position in state government could have wide-ranging implications.
So what the heck is the Electoral College? And how many votes does each state have? What is a swing state?
Gary Johnson’s impact is so simple: In a presidential race that all polling outlets are reporting too close to call, even the slightest 1% or 2% edge is critical. Johnson gives Obama the edge.
The United States unemployment rate for October was announced as 7.9% on Friday — up from 7.8% in September — as the country added 171,000 non-farm jobs last month.
With just under a week to go until the election, which candidate do you think is standing the strongest? Weigh in with your thoughts!
If Obama manages this disaster appropriately, it could be the October surprise that turned one of the tightest elections in U.S. history in the incumbent’s favor.
Nearly 1 million New Yorkers are without power after Hurricane Sandy made landfall Monday night. Blackouts in Manhattan stretch from 14th Street and down, and are the most extensive downtown.
Hurricane Sandy is bringing dangerous wind and flooding to New York City, but now New Yorkers will also have to deal with another issue: blackouts.
There are so many presidential polls out there that it's hard to make sense of it all. So what's the only data point that matters? The president's job approval rating.
The iPad mini was revealed by Apple at a special event in San Jose. The new gadget isn't just a shrunken-down iPad, it's an entirely new design.
The wait is over for millions of Apple fans who have been counting down to the big "little" event; the announcement of the iPad mini. Follow along for live coverage here.
Obama and Romney square off in the final presidential debate. So who won?
TV Channels broadcasting live include ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more.
President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will meet at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., at 9:00 pm ET on Monday.
President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will meet up for their third and final presidential debate on Monday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. in Florida.
Who said the debates didn't matter? With Obama and Romney in a statistical dead heat, the last presidential debate is critical.
Obama and Romney will meet at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., at 9:00 pm EST on Monday. Bob Schieffer will moderate the debate, set to focus exclusively on foreign policy issues.
New polling numbers show a dead heat in the race for the White House: 47-47 among likely voters.
Lynn University will take center stage as host of the final presidential debate on foreign policy on Oct. 22.
Obama and Romney will meet in the final presidential debate on Monday, focusing on foreign policy. Here's a look into what voters think about global issues ahead of the debate.
After the second presidential debate this week, which many pundits claimed President Barack Obama won, some polls are still showing that Republican Mitt Romney is leading.
Another federal court strikes down the traditional marriage law as unconstitutional, paving the road for a Supreme Court confrontation ... and election 2012 fireworks.
A CNN/ORC International survey shows 46% of debate watches say Obama won the debate, while 39% say Romney fared better.
Romney gets a "C" for mostly unconvincing, and uninspiring, statements filled with rhetoric.
Check out who is winning Obama vs Romney at Hofstra so far. The gloves are off. With presidential polls tied up, it's time for heroics.
New polls show public concern over the debt and deficit is only likely to increase as the so-called "fiscal cliff" approaches at the end of the year.
Who won the VP debate? Does it matter? The chances that Thursday's debate will have a major impact on the 2012 presidential race are small.
In the vice presidential debate, Biden crushed his Republican rival. It was watching a dad lecture his 13-year-old son.
Biden vs Ryan in Danville Kentucky? I mean, try and point to Danville on a map. That’s right, you can’t.
Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan. The battle royale begins at 9 p.m. tonight.
The vice presidential debate will be pure political entertainment, an amazing duel between two great politicians.
By a 42% to 25% margin, more independents expect Ryan to do better than Biden in the debate single VP debate between both candidates.
Obama may be getting his lumps in the media, but things may be swinging his way in election 2012.
Both parties are fully expecting that Biden will come out throwing punches to put Democrats back on the offensive.
After the VMI speech, some criticized the Romney speech for lacking substances. Here are some of the reviews.
Mitt Romney delivers a key foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute.
On Meet the Press on Sunday morning, Mitt Romney supporter and former GOP rival Newt Gingrich admitted that Romney wasn’t telling the truth about his tax plan.
Comedians are having a field day with the Obama vs Romney antics.
Today is the first time Romney has been ahead by even a single point since mid-September.
This weekend is the first time Romney has been ahead by even a single point since mid-September.
A round-up of the Sunday morning political news shows.
Big Bird became a focal point of the presidential debate when Romney said he would cut government funding to the bird’s home channel, PBS.
Great: unemployment is down to 7.8%. But not among millennials, who are struggling to find jobs. Here is why Obama and Romney should pay more attention to this demographic.
The right-leaning Rasmussen polling agency will likely show a small (1% or 2%) bump for Romney in coming days.
Ahead of the first presidential debate in Denver on Wednesday night, President Barack Obama held the momentum. The tables may now turn.
Many agree that Obama looked stale, rusty, cold, uninterested, short, and/or bored. If Romney won, what did he win on?
Complete schedule, live stream, live blogs, and TV listings for Obama vs Romney.
Obama vs Romney, Round 1. Call it the Duel of Denver. Or the Clash of Colorado. Either way it will be epic.
It is estimated that 60+ million people will tune in. The first debate is typically the most-watched of the series. This will be like the Monday Night Football of politics.
Obama vs. Romney on Wednesday will be like the Monday Night Football of politics, with 83% of voters likely to watch.
Obama heads to Vegas to "train," while Romney tells everyone he's already lost the debate.
Twenty-two year-old Stephen Barton wants to focus candidates' attention on gun control.
Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina ... Romney is losing more and more battleground states. And now he is saying he'll lose the presidential debate, too?
Sam Jackson makes a political ad. As you can surmise, there is massive amounts of profanity laced in. (NSFW)
Let the mayhem begin.
The only clear consensus is this: Obama seems to be winning the big swing states of Ohio and Florida, two states which many analysts have pinned the election on.
The full statement by the NFL responding to the controversial Golden Tate touchdown.
Suddenly, campaign 2012 has entered the world of global politics.
Ohio apparently doesn't like Mitt Romney. And Florida not much either.
Florida has turned into Mitt Romney's Alamo.
Romney is losing the biggest battleground of all battleground states.
The conservative take on it all.
Ron Paul will try and batter down QE3 today. And he’s on a mission.
"It sort of snowballed and all of sudden Martin Sheen signed up and I was like 'Whoa.'"
The prices for the new iPhone 5 models range like this: 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, $399 for 64GB for a two-year contract. Friday will likely be a feeding frenzy.
10 big donors ... some of whom raised $50k for Romney ... don't think Romney will win. Then there's the data which says this: Romney probably won't win.
According to the Pew polling data, Obama also holds a bigger September lead than the last three candidates who went on to win in November, including himself four years ago. Ruh-roh, Romney.
A majority of Americans say the government is doing too much, doing too many things, and has become too hands-on for its own good.
Many pundit this morning are calling Mitt Romney's hot mic "47%" comment the quote that won the election for Barack Obama
Ruh-roh, Republicans. Get ready for the next pot hole that may wreak havoc on the GOP presidential election machine.
The libertarian is calling the QE3 plan a detachment from reality.
The expression "QE2" became a "ubiquitous nickname" in 2010, usually used to refer to a second round of quantitative easing by central banks in the United States.
Well, it’s safe to say the sh@t hit the fan in the Middle East. And a month and a half before the U.S. general election no less.
Where can you buy your very own iPhone 5?
Obama's strength among African Americans, Latinos, unmarried women and young people is translating into a powerful asset in the 9 swing states that will decide the election.
The new iPhone 5 has been announced, and now you can have your very own … if you have the cash.
The event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific, 12 p.m. Central and 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
All eyes will be on Apple on Wednesday, as the company hosts its much anticipated event in which it is expected to unveil the iPhone 5 ... and possibly a new iPad.
U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car.
More Americans now believe Obama has a better policy plan to lead America through its woes.
The Chicago teachers union battle could possibly end up being the next big election 2012 issue.
The educators have been locked in a struggle with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration over reforms to city education Emanuel wants to implement.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney responded to the Friday jobs report, calling it a "hangover" for America, especially after the DNC love fest.
Who gave the best speech at the DNC and RNC? It wasn't Mitt Romney. It wasn't Michelle Obama. It wasn't Clint Eastwood.
Barack Obama gave his much-anticipated Democratic National Convention speech on Thursday night, and reactions were mixed.
Obama's 2012 DNC speech, with analysis.
Other big names include Barney Frank, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Jill Biden, Charlie Crist, just to name a few.
We’ll be covering all the hoopla live: all the speeches, all the angles, all the news. Here's your map.
Find out how the DNC Convention went down on the final night, President Obama's big speech.
Day 3 of the DNC will see Obama give his grand finale, as well as some other well-known names.
I thought it was long. The GOP apparently loved it. Democrats apparently love loved it. What about you?
Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Jessica Sanchez (that American Idol girl), Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank … Tuesday night will be epic at the
After Tuesday night's Democratic Party love fest how could Wednesday night's DNC be any better? Two words: Bill. Clinton.
After Tuesday's Dem love fest how could Wednesday night's DNC be any better? Two words: Bill. Clinton.
Your complete guide to Wednesday night's DNC speeches.
All the top speeches, quotes, and moments of the 2012 DNC.
Julián Castro will speak right before Michelle Obama tonight.
New polls show that the RNC didn't do that much to boost Romney in the polls.
How can Obama follow-up his "hope and change" message? Here's what he'll say at the DNC.
The DNC will seek to inject fire into what has been a mostly mundane 2012 election, especially on the part of Barack Obama.
Find full coverage of the DNC's Tuesday round of speeches here.
Ask him anything, in AMA format.
Will Romney make Romney's day? We'll just have to wait and see until Thursday.
Wednesday promises to be more exciting than Tuesday.
The RNC's Wednesday night will be oh so much better than its Tuesday night (and Tuesday was awesome). Rob Portman, Rand Paul, Condoleeza Rice, John McCain, and of course, Paul Ryan.
Watch Artur Davis' very riveting speech.
Many Republicans believe that the key to winning election 2012 hinges on using the same strategies — and policies — Walker used in the lead-up to his June 5 recall.
Ayotte opened the RNC night 1 speech series, discussing jobs and small businesses … and how government intervention in the economy is destroying jobs
Chants of "let them sit" erupted on the convention floor supporting Maine's Ron Paul delegates stripped of their seats.
Here's the revised, up-to-date schedule for Tuesday.
See big name speeches from high-ranking Republicans including Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, Ann Romney, and Chris Christie.
Rush Limbaugh on Monday claimed President Obama exaggerated forecasts of Hurricane Isaac to force the GOP to cancel the Republican National Convention.
Exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the city is again preparing itself for a massive storm event.
It's kind of like prom, with the party theme “the future” attached to everything.
Scott Walker, Artur Davis, Ted Cruz, Ann Romney, Chris Christie, and Rick Santorum give big RNC speeches on night one.
Ron Paul on Sunday gave one of his biggest speeches yet on the eve of the RNC.
The sold-out venue seats 11,000, and Paul will apparently deliver a speech he says “the Republican National Convention doesn’t want the rest of America to hear.”
And only because his story will get a disproportionate amount of media coverage in New York.
Midtown continues to see road closures and a large police presence.
The GOP is making clear it won't let libertarians speak at the RNC. But sidelining this demographic means the GOP is sidelining one of it’s biggest assets in election 2012.
Akin jumped off the ledge. And took the whole GOP with him.
This should be a mostly sleepy affair.
The only thing Republicans have to fear is themselves. Some of the hardest fought races feature veteran Republicans facing stiff opposition from further-right conservatives.
In a historic move, women will finally be included at the Augusta National Golf Club.
Akin's anti-women remarks concerning rape and abortion come from a congressman who sits on a national committee for science. Bombshell.
Wanna know why the new "Man of Steel" movie will be epic? Here's 3 reasons.
Obama has been relatively quiet in election 2012. His new video, "We've Come Too Far to Turn Back Now," lays out what he plans to do once re-elected.
The Apple stock is surging close to $650 per share through all these rumors.
Coiffed hairline, a steel gaze, and an rocket launcher on his shoulder: This is the sort of viral sensation Syria needs.
Conservative media is reporting that Hillary Clinton turned down the VP spot two weeks ago. Here's why this is a complete lie.
Live coverage of the Wikileaks Julian Assange standoff in London.
If reports of gross human rights abuses, torture, civilian deaths, and secret police haven’t swayed you to the plight of Syrians, then, dammit, maybe this chiseled jaw and coiffed hairline will.
A group of former U.S. spec ops soldiers is launching a new campaign against Obama. Their mission highlights how disenfranchised the post-Iraq/ Afghanistan generation feels.
Thompson’s win shows that the Tea Party and far-right conservatives aren’t completely taking over the GOP.
Primary voters in 40 legislative districts will also decide who will take part in a November struggle for control of the Minnesota legislature.
Tommy Thompson, Paul Neumann, Eric Hovde are in a battle of conservative ideals in Wisconsin.
Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Steelman. Why are attractive female politicians grouped in one of the most conservative ideological corners in America?
Conservatives are on a witch hunt in Kansas, seeking to kick out moderate Republicans in state primaries on Tuesday.
Michigan voters head to the polls on Tuesday in a primary with national implications.
In a traditionally Democratic state, it could be the Republicans who make a splash later in November.
Todd Akin is under heavy pressure to end his MO Senate race after wildly controversial remarks. Some media outlets are already saying he plans on ending his campaign.
After Ted Cruz and T-SPLOST, the Tea Party is rising. Again.
The result in Georgia shows the Tea Party still has considerable political clout.
Georgia is holding state and local elections on Tuesday, as well as primaries for congressional seats.
A live look at the opening ceremony celebrations kicking off in London.
There have been two tragedies befall the Batman franchise, both involving prescription drug abuse. These incidents point to a wider national trend that may be spreading unchecked.
The "Batman Killer" will make his first public appearance since he killed 12 in a Colorado theater.
In a bizarre and tragic twist, a woman who was killed at the Batman massacre escaped a similar shooting in June.
Bombs ripped through Damascus Wednesday. Some analysts are already calling these new developments the final straw before Assad is overthrown in Syria.
The Cruz - Dewhurst debate could help one of the candidates gain the lead in a hotly contested race.
And here's why you should care.
Based on the popular sci-fi video game starring Master Chief, this movie would epic.
Morgan Freeman, who plays Batman sidekick Lucius Fox in the trilogy, was quoted recently as saying that America has yet to see a black president.
Take a field trip through Bizzaroland with me.
The U.S. added a meager 80,000 jobs in June, the government reported Friday, falling short of market and analysts expectations.
Forget "End the Fed," Ron and son Rand Paul will focus on net neutrality, internet freedom, and the devil known as data collection.
Ron Paul might have just scored his worst endorsement.
Physicists have been pursuing the Higgs boson for three decades to understand how particles create forces, such as electromagnetism.
Anderson Cooper came out, and Twitter blew up. A collection of gems from across the Twitter-verse.
Would Germany have won the Euro 2012 Cup if they had sung their "Das Lied der Deutschen" louder? That's the debate.
Research in Motion, once the blockbuster powerhouse in smart phone technology, is now on a respiratory support and fighting for its survival.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court is set to finally be prepared to issue its fateful announcement on the legality of health care, a much-anticipated decision.
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the individual mandate and declare Obamacare legal.
The conference — similar to Apple’s WWDC Event — offers third-party developers who use and build on Google’s platforms and services an opportunity to engage directly with the company’s engineers.
Fervent supporters of Ron Paul are looking to make an impact on this race.
Oklahoma voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in local and state elections.
County clerks across the state are scrambling to take steps to help evacuees to vote.
Are these inner GOP squabbles prologue to a wider crimson wave of Tea Party support that could sweep the Republicans in November?
NY voters will head to the polls on Tuesday as Democrats and Republicans compete in primaries that will determine who will be on the ballot in November.
Facebook has removed everyone’s e-mail account listed on their profile, replacing it instead with a randomly generated @facebook.com account.
The Supreme Court’s decision on the controversial Obamacare legislation is now expected on Thursday.
The biggest legal challenge yet to the controversial Citizens United has come to the Supreme Court.
New York’s 2012 Gay Pride week is in full swing, with a parade — one of the world’s biggest — set for Sunday.
Does the news media cover the wrong facts, or do they just give an audience the story they're looking for?
The Supreme Court decision is expected to be handed down on Monday or later this week.
Ron Paul, one could say, has already won in 2012, in his own unique sort of way.
Whether Syriza or New Democracy win, expect markets to react quickly.
The 2012 U.S. Open championship is being played at the Olympic Club in San Francisco
Euro 2012 has started, and for every soccer fan, it’s the best thing to happen aside from the World Cup.
In North Dakota on Tuesday, voters faced a constitutional amendment that would effectively seek the end to property taxes in the state.
This ballot measure could be prologue to a wider religious debate in the 2012 general elections.
North Dakota residents voted on Tuesday to let the University of North Dakota scrap its Fighting Sioux mascot nickname. But why?
King will likely replace Olympia Snowe in Maine.
Turnout in Tuesday’s open Virginia Senate Republican primary was in the single digits.
Democrat Ron Barber, the former Gabrielle Giffords aide, won the Arizona special election on Tuesday to replace the still recovering congresswoman who was shot in the head over a year ago.
The primary is low on many analysts radars but could be prologue to bigger battles come November, when Nevada will likely be on the frontlines of the Republican-Democrat tug-of-war for Congress.
Voters in North Dakota’s primary on Tuesday will face a handful of interesting political questions on Tuesday.
Nearly 250 primary candidates are no longer eligible in the vote — impacting races ranging from sheriff to State Senate.
The House seat of former Congresswoman Gaby Giffords is up for grabs Tuesday as voters in southeastern Arizona go to the polls in a special election.
Virginia will hold an open primary on Tuesday for local, state, and federal elections. But don’t expect many voters to show up.
The battle to replace Republican Senator Olympia Snowe is heating up in Maine — but the frontrunner to take her spot isn’t even in today’s state primary.
The wait is over for millions of Apple developers and fans around the world as the Cupertino company will announce its new hardware and software updates.
This year’s Euro Cup will be played in Poland and Ukraine, and will feature stars including Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and Phillipp Lahm.
Obama will address the state of the economy, including the euro crisis, which continues to threaten the American recession recovery.
Romney received the endorsement of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, one of his biggest endorsements from the Tea Party/ libertarian far-right.
The trial of Jerry Sandusky — the former Penn State football coach who is charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period — will begin Monday.
The biggest Republican Party party to happen before the August RNC takes place in Texas, starting Thursday.
Walker survived the Wisconsin recall on Tuesday. What was shocking was how dominating the win was.
Rebecca Kleefisch, the Wisconsin Lt. Governor, is also facing a tough recall battle on Tuesday.
The Wisconsin recall election stems from Governor Scott Walkers’ plan to neutralize unions — or collective bargaining — in the state. But what is collective bargaining?
The South Dakota primary election is set for Tuesday, and offers an interesting congressional race to keep an eye on.
California will hold its first non-partisan primary on Tuesday, and analysts across the country will look to see whether the new electoral format might encourage more moderate candidates.
Gov. Scott Walker faces a historic recall election against Tom Barrett after voters deemed his anti-union policies too harsh. Rebecca Kleefisch also faces a recall.
For the second week in a row, an “anti-Obama” will look to compete against the incumbent president.
If Cruz manages a run-off, the Tea Party movement in Texas may be prologue to a wider story of Tea Party insurgency in election 2012.
Through the entire 2012 Texas primary and Republican presidential primary hubbub, lost is the news that libertarian Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) will be retiring in November.
The Texas primary takes place on Tuesday, and there will be a number of interesting story lines to follow.
Ron Paul has a chance to add to his delegate haul on Tuesday, as the Oklahoma State Republicans bind delegates.
The candidacy of Wolfe poses an interesting problem for Obama: He is facing rivalries from within his own party, possibly highlighting crack's in the prez's reelection campaign.
Arkansas will hold its Republican primary on Tuesday, where 36 delegates will be up for grabs.
Kentucky will hold its Republican primary on Tuesday, where 42 delegates will be up for grabs.
James Bond is back, baby, and his new flick — Skyfall — will be epic. French actress Bérénice Marlohe stars as the franchise's latest Bond girl. Javier Bardem is the new villain.
Newt Gingrich is scheduled to be the keynote speaker on Saturday.
The top priority for the event will be for the state GOP to pick a candidate to face the Democratic Senator come November. But Ron Paul will likely steal the show.
The House will be voting on an epic 142 amendments to the 2013 NDAA bill on Thursday.
Facebook has priced its IPO at $38 per share, and will begin trading tomorrow on the NASDAQ under ticker symbol FB.
A conservative blog claims to have evidence in the form of a promotional booklet that said President Obama was born in Kenya. And the massive LOLz Birther movement is born again.
A crowded field is vying for the open Senate seat on Democrat Ben Nelson, who recently announced his retirement.
Idaho will hold its state and congressional primary on Tuesday, the first closed primary in the state’s history. And it could have national implications.
President Barack Obama on Monday afternoon will deliver the commencement address at Barnard College in New York City. Barnard is a women's college that is part of Columbia University.
A reunion of sorts will take place this morning between former star baseball pitcher Roger Clemens and former trainer Brian McNamee as Act 2 of the Clemens steroid case goes before a U.S. distric
Will Romney win West Virginia in May and November?
The CIA has thwarted another "underwear bomber" terror plot to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner around the anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden
Greek election polls close at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Follow for LIVE results on the New Democracy and Syriza battle.
OWS looks to storm NYC on Tuesday for May Day. Track where they are here.
Ron Paul v. Paul Krugman slug fest live.
Ron Paul's submarine delegate strategy is working, with surprising results that could change the course of the GOP race.
Romney is expected to dominate, but some people still wonder if Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) could capitalize.
Live coverage of the Connecticut primaries.
The trial is seen by some as vindication against Edwards, who cheated on his wife while she had breast cancer.
George Zimmerman could be released on bail today.
That’s right, there is now a Ron Paul video game. Eat your heart out Ron Paul Nation.
F-15s were scrambled to intercept the plane, which apparently had an unresponsive pilot.
African American Men Suing ABC's 'Bachelor' For Being Racist
Zimmerman will appear in person, marking the beginning of a judicial process to determine whether the killing of Martin constitute murder.
Live coverage of George Zimmerman charges.
A Fla. special prosecutor will announce that she is charging George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The George Zimmerman legal team says they've "lost contact with Zimmerman" and are no longer representing him at this time.
This clears the way for Mitt Romney to take the GOP nomination.
Zimmerman has now set up his own website as part of a fundraising campaign to cover his legal fees.
Ron Paul drew his biggest crowd yet on Wednesday night.
Before there was the International Space Station, there was the inflate-a-station?
Some people argue that the Walker recall is a waste of taxpayer money.
LIVE: MLB Opening Day Games
Two tornadoes have touched down in Dallas, Texas, causing massive damage.
Kentucky-Lousiville is turning into a real civil war, but really for no reason.
How do you think the president should weigh in on this issue?
Expect the libertarian to be the next GOP candidate to drop out of this race.
The former Massachusetts governor went into the primary contest on Tuesday morning ahead by 15 percentage points of closest rival Rick Santorum.
Occupy Wall Street is back, baby!
Clooney is a model celebrity-activist the rest of Hollywood should emulate.
Paul spoke to his biggest crowd yet on Wednesday.
Santorum's win will throw the GOP contest into disarray.
American workers will spend nearly 8.4 million hours watching March Madness games. Still, don't expect this to create a double-dip recession.
Most people can't find the American territories on a map, but they're proving invaluable in Romney's presidential quest.
Paul won the popular vote in Saturday's Virgin Islands caucus, yet Romney won the most delegates and headlines.
Mississippi's 40 delegates are being hotly contested.
Most Americans can't find these geographic areas on the map, but every delegate matters for Romney.
Despite its small delegate size, North Dakota was hotly contested.
The former senator wins his first Super Tuesday state.
The Massachusetts primary was already called for Romney with 0% of polls reporting.
The former governor notched his first Super Tuesday victory in Virginia.
Romney won his third contest this week on Saturday, providing him needed momentum ahead of Super Tuesday.
Winning the Washington caucus would have also underlined that libertarian ideals can win over voters in big states.
Ohio is the prize jewel on Super Tuesday, and the Republican candidates are pouring in money and time campaigning in the state ahead of next week's primary.
North Dakota's caucus will only reward 28 delegates to Tuesday's winner, but the Romney campaign has already made three trips to North Dakota in as many weeks to try to lock-up the nomination.
Millennails, by and large, find the birther issue laughable, a racially-rooted issue that doesn’t necessarily register in our psyche.
Clearly he’s devoted to this policy issue, and nobody can blame him for flip-flopping on this issue.
In Obama's most recent sports interview with Grantland, politics can all too easily be teased out.
The railgun is a weapon that has the potential to change military strategy, foreign policy, and America’s role in foreign affairs in this decade and even this century.
Mitt Romney easily wins this one. The big question will be how he does with the Hispanic demographic.
The Michigan primary is the most import point in the GOP race to date.
The only brokered convention Republicans should be considering is the one that would pair Mitt Romney and Ron Paul together.
Cohen crashed the red carpet at the Academy Awards, appearing in character as Admiral General Aladeen from his new movie.
Romney won the main battles of the debate with style.
This will be a true battle royale. Can Romney take back the top spot from Santorum?
Where to watch the CNN Arizona GOP debate.
Where and when to watch the debate. Complete schedule, live stream, live blogs, and TV listings for Obama vs Romney.
If Republicans hope to win in November, they must include the libertarian congressman on their eventual presidential ticket. Take a mental field trip with me here.
Every Friday, the PolicyMic team highlights three cool things that happened on PolicyMic that week and outlines a few major questions that we need your help answering.
Are international readers more sophisticated than their American counterparts?
A Harvard-educated Lin doesn't deserve more praise than scores of other NBA players who have struggled through adversity to attain success. Like John Wall.
While Paterno should be honored as man, the public should not forget that he was a villain.
The average person who celebrates Valentine's Day spends $120. 15% of women will send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.
Whitney Houston's performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner" is one of the best renditions ever.
Is Paul's campaign on life support?
New data shows that millennials in the U.S. face the most significant socio-economic challenges ever.
Rick Santorum hits the trifecta, adding a Colorado win to his Missouri and Minnesota victories earlier in the day.
Rick Santorum won the Trifecta in the GOP caucuses by grabbing the Colorado caucus.
There are no plans for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to receive a New York City ticker-tape parade, and wrongly so.
Romney looks set to win his second-straight GOP contest. Could Ron Paul become his VP down the line?
Mitt Romney has criticized the 2013 exit of U.S. troops from the country, but his criticism is misguided. America should leave ASAP.
As Facebook releases its IPO, hundreds of employees will become millionaires. These key people, though, will make much more than that.
Florida is Romney country as the former governor wins in a landslide victory.
With 51% of the polls reporting, Romney holds 49% of the votes, Gingrich has 31%, Santorum has 13%, and Paul has 7%
In the follow-up to last week’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama today is participating in a Google+ hangout.
Republican Governor Mitch Daniels will provide the response to Obama's speech.
Join us live as we analyze what Obama is saying at his third State of the Union.
In a slug fest between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, it was the latter who came out on top.
GOP candidates square off ahead of the Florida Primary. The gloves are off. Welcome to the GOP Octagon.
Paterno was a great coach. But he was an awful person for his involvement in the Sandusky sex scandal. In any eulogy for the former Penn State coach, this fact should trump all others.
All Romney could do on Thursday night was play defense as the other candidates gunned for him.
Share your reactions live to tonight's GOP debate in South Carolina.
The Texas governor, who has been polling poorly, finally drops out of the 2012 presidential race.
Could a Mitt Romney victory could spell the end of the GOP for years to come?
Huntsman retired from the GOP presidential race on Sunday, and will endorse Mitt Romney ahead of the South Carolina primaries.
As the Great Recession has shown, capitalism can be a double-edged sword that hurts society. It's time to re-think American capitalism.
Obama is looking to make deep U.S. military cuts in Europe, specifically Germany. But bases like Ramstein and Landstuhl are invaluable for U.S. global interests.
Mitt Romney is set to win big in New Hampshire, and the real fight will be for second place.
Paul, Santorum, and Mitt Romney are all uniquely different types of Republicans, and will force voters to pick anything but a pure conservative in 2012.
OWS protesters occupied the Rose Parade in Pasadena on Monday, a move that risks diluting the movement's brand and policy platforms.
Paul's campaign strikes a chord with the American electorate's disillusionment with government.
Romney claims he'll get millennials out of debt and into jobs post-college. Which presidential candidate best appeals to millennials and their needs?
The GOP presidential front-runner apparently forgot to make sure that he owned his own website. Hilarity ensues.
North Korea's millennial generation takes the reins: 20-something Kim Jong Un set to be the leader of the most reclusive state in the world.
Following Ron Paul's "Big Dog" ad and Rick Perry's "Strong" ad, comedians have a field day with the Republican candidates' unconventional ads.
One-third of veterans say they don't think the Iraq War was worth fighting for. American leaders could have done more to "win" this war for our veterans.
In light of Paterno's firing, questions should be raised: Has this become more about football than the victims? Do schools have a sports problem?
The weather will increasingly be the Occupiers' greatest adversary, likely forcing a climactic confrontation between protesters and police.
The Rajaratnam sentencing could help Occupy Wall Street build realistic policy solutions to reform the financial sector.
The #OccupyWallStreet movement is looking a lot like another major political force which recently swept the country: the Tea Party.
Steve Jobs was a creator of trends as much as he an innovator of technology.
As 700 people were arrested on Saturday, the Occupy Wall Street movement shows it has no clear mission. To succeed the movement must hone their demands and find unifying leadership.
The UN cannot respond quickly and accurately to fluid events in international relations due to its clumsy structure, lack of a singular mission, and lukewarm support from members.
The U.S. must acknowledge the severity of the economic situation in order to formulate better policy to fight against it.
The bill only provides more problems, not solutions to the debt crisis, hurting the American people the most.
Think the Greek debt crisis is bad? Belgium's woes could unravel the whole EU.
Republicans will lead the way this decade, with their mainstream policies and creative views.
In an exclusive interview, the UN General Assembly president talks Libya, global health, and UN reform.
Weiner's full-time job is to be an up-standing leader, on and off the clock. We hold other professionals to round-the-clock standards and politicians are no different.
Public institutions are more than keggers and tailgates — they are leaders in research and produce graduates who can better give back to their communities.
Kentucky approved a $43 million tax break for a Bible-themed Ark amusement park. The move proves Kentucky's leadership is inept. They should have used political power to solve bigger issues.
Soccer's governing body has gotten a black eye from scandal in recent weeks. FIFA needs to reorganize and prove it is a democratically healthy supranational organization.
As lower Manhattan moves on from the Sept. 11 tragedies, the neighborhood should be seen as a metaphor for America's future: a budding construction site.
Osama bin Laden is dead, and with his execution comes closure, but also more questions.