Discover how politics can impact the environment, from U.N. climate talks to state legislation to local plastic bag bans.
The same-sex marriage rulings by the Supreme Court are but the most recent in a long history of cases that reshaped the family structure.
The president will outline several plans, including how to lower greenhouse gas emissions and how to prepare for the short- and long-term effects of climate change.
From the blessing of 35,000 bikers to his punchy tweets, Pope Francis' first 3 months as pontiff suggest he's not your grandmother's pope.
From Nelson Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi to Jimmy Carter, these tireless advocates have made the world a better place.
Do you care if the government listening? While a majority of Americans find NSA's surveillance acceptable, certain factors can affect an individual's feelings about the right to privacy.
From false leaks during World War II to newspaper op-eds in the 2000s, secret information finds a way into the public eye.
Beware the downward dog, warns E. W. Jackson, the Virginia Republican party’s nominee for lieutenant governor.
Tiny Gezi Park in Istanbul doesn't look like much, but it started a firestorm.
The governor’s decision to allow Bibles at Georgia state park cabins has prompted an atheist group to offer a generous donation.
The budget to monitor volcanoes in Alaska has been halved by recent cuts.
Video: Dorset, Minnesota, chooses its mayor from a hat. This year, the winner was a 4-year-old boy.
The New Jersey governor tells the media he underwent the weight-reduction procedure earlier this year for his family, not his political ambitions.
A group of fourth-graders cheered and giggled; PETA suggests the New Jersey governor wasn't thinking.
Video: To raise awareness of global hunger, the 'Live Below the Line' campaign is challenging people to see what it’s like to live on such a small budget. Hunter and Beau Biden — who are part of the campaign — join Andrea Mitchell to discuss.
The Charlotte mayor's nomination to lead the Department of Transportation hints at a renewed White House focus on boosting public transit and urban walkability.
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