Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that the Obama administration will have to act alone on stemming deportations if the House doesn’t move on immigration reform by this summer’s end. [...]
Mitch McConnell hasn’t spoken to Matt Bevin since primary night — but he’s convinced that Bevin voters will come home to Team Mitch in November [...]
The US was founded, grew and prospered on the back of the black race, writes Ta-Nehisi Coates. And the US will not fully be healed from the legacy of slavery until it confronts this truth and makes amends. [...]
This Memorial Day weekend, in cities and towns all over America, small red paper flowers will be worn and carried by Americans honoring our veterans. [...]
The maths skills of teenagers in parts of the deep south of the United States are worse than in countries such as Turkey and barely above countries such as Chile and Mexico. [...]
The first legislation aimed at ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of US phone records has been passed by the House of Representatives. [...]
President Barack Obama has taken several steps over the past few years to address the $1 trillion problem of student loan debt. [...]
New legislation would increase CDC funding for gun violence research from zero dollars to $10 million. The NRA calls the push "unethical" and an "abuse of taxpayer funds." [...]
As Clinton mulls a 2016 run for the White House, she's pocketing checks from corporate heavyweights—and raising questions about access and influence. [...]
At many colleges and universities across this great land of ours, graduation weekend has just passed. Amid the festivities and regalia and good-hearted celebration, that meant the return of one of our most dreaded civic traditions: the commencement speech. [...]
Scots comic book writer Mark Millar has sent copies of his latest work to US president Barack Obama to highlight the plight of America's "forgotten cities". [...]
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell defeated his Tea Party challenger with some ease in the Republican primary contest in Kentucky.
The five-term senator struck a blow for the party establishment when he defeated Matt Bevin on Tuesday night. [...]
The FBI has reportedly said it is "grappling with the question" of whether to hire cybersecurity experts who use cannabis.
The US agency's current policy prohibits anyone working for it who has used cannabis in the past three years. [...]
Democrats in the US Congress have named five representatives to a special panel on the Benghazi attacks despite arguing it is motivated by Republican politics.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would serve on the panel "to fight for a fair hearing and process". [...]
The CIA has ended the use of vaccine programmes in its spying operations amid concerns for the safety of health workers, the White House has said. [...]