Discover how politics can impact the environment, from U.N. climate talks to state legislation to local plastic bag bans.
Murray Energy and its CEO Robert E. Murray are making headlines after laying off 156 workers because Mitt Romney lost the election.
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun called evolution a lie 'straight from the pits of hell' — a statement that spawned a Darwin for Congress Facebook page.
Video of an emotional President Obama thanking his young campaign staff in Chicago goes viral.
The actress, who announced she was running back in August 2011, managed to best 21 other candidates for the highest office in the land.
Political psychologists say liberals and conservatives must step outside their own opinions to try to understand why the other side believes as it does.
Unlike previous 2012 political memes, such as 'Binders of Women,' this one has been around for nearly a decade.
Americans voted on a range of state ballot initiatives Nov. 6, several of which addressed environmental issues. Here's how 12 of them turned out.
Colorado's Amendment 64 and Washington's Initiative 502 were approved by voters and will legalize recreational use of marijuana. It's about time.
Although 19 percent may not sound impressive given that women make up more than half of the population, America's new 'Year of the Women' is an important landmark in the country's history.
Women have taken both Senate seats, all three House seats and the governorship of the Granite State.
Despite his recent silence on climate change, there's reason to believe Obama might focus more intently on environmental issues during his second term.
Bridging the digital divide and strengthening the U.S.'s cybersecurity are expected to be addressed.
The Ohio Green Party co-chairman argued that a recent patch to voting software was 'experimental' and posed a threat to results.
Then the House of Representatives decides who is elected president and the Senate votes on vice president.
Computer voting machines that can be hacked and a lack of paper trail mean that some votes could potentially be difficult to verify.
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