Several of the president's picks for key economic policy positions have been stalled in the Senate for weeks and sometimes months. Among them: Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond, who last week withdrew his nomination to a seat on the Fed. Democrats...
Doctors have been puzzled about why 40 percent of people who receive pacemakers to treat heart failure don't improve. A new analysis concludes that a patient's heart must beat out of sync quite a bit to make the devices worthwhile.
A top-secret Defense Department report on the Vietnam War that became known as the Pentagon Papers was leaked and partially published by The New York Times 40 years ago. Now all 7,000 pages are available in their entirety. "It's the real...
Frontrunner Mitt Romney will be joined by Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum. Expect many attacks on President Obama and a few on Romney by his GOP competitors for the nomination.
The Supreme Court has upheld a Nevada rule barring state lawmakers from voting on or even debating matters in which they have a conflict of interest. The case was brought by a city councilman whose campaign manager was a paid consultant for a casino...
Lawmakers will be gathering in August for a special session to re-draw legislative maps. High attendance at recent public hearings suggests voters are watching the process closely. Indeed, some Georgians are still simmering over how districts were...
Latino organizations are holding meetings with immigrants about a new state law that targets illegal immigration. The groups are trying to allay some immigrants’ fears, and sort out fact from fiction.
The state pardons board has rejected a bid for clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to die this month for the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah. Roy Willard Blankenship would be the first person put to death in Georgia...
This spring, U.S. farmers faced floods, tornados, downpours and droughts all of which made planting difficult. Now in June, intense heat has been sweeping over much of the country. The harsh weather likely will reduce the fall's harvest, which...
In the 1990s, the government set aside millions of acres of forest to protect spotted owls, but their numbers continue to decline. Biologists believe that's due to an invasion of barred owls. Now, officials plan to eliminate barred owls from a...