China is thought to be moving fastest. Still, the U.S. is expected to account for more than three-quarters of the spending on research and development, and nearly that much of the purchases.
The U.S. presence in Libya seems by all accounts to be about war. The editors of The Nation request that if America is still the Republic it says it is declarations of war should be left to congress as outlined in the Constitution.
Germany's efforts to enforce a smoking ban in pubs and restaurants have largely failed. In the capital Berlin, new anti-smoking laws are widely ignored. Now members of Fresh Air for Berlin are conducting their own smoking inspections. The aim...
With Independence Day still in the air and talks of illegal declarations of war some may wonder if the Constitution still matters or, scarier yet, what it even means. Tony Woodlief of The Weekly Standard shares some powerful Constitutional insight...
American officials tell the Times that they have intelligence indicating that the ISI wanted to silence Syed Saleem Shahzad and other journalists who worked to expose corruption and ties to terrorist within the Pakistani military.
Many republicans want to make deep cuts in government spending - especially in fields of science. Guest columnist Stephen Wunker for The New Republic argues that if the U.S. don't invest in our technological and scientific future, we'll...
July 4th parades took on some political overtones as state lawmakers passed by and voters told them what they think. Democrats and Republicans can't agree on how to fill a $5 billion budget gap.
A young novelist, who says former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her during an interview in 2003, is officially bringing charges against him. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers announced he will counter-sue for defamation of character.
This month, the Obama administration reduced premiums by up to 40 percent in 17 states and the District of Columbia where it runs the high-risk insurance programs. It also encouraged other states to follow suit.
The latest top stories about the talks in Washington as a potential government shutdown looms.