Targeting one of education’s most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time and said the government shares responsibility for turning tests into the be-all and end-all of American schools.
By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
The chairman of the panel investigating the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks said Sunday that new information reveals a "total disconnect" between the security needs of U.S. personnel on the ground and the political priorities of Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The U.S. military is confirming that an airstrike in Syria by the U.S.-led coalition has killed a top al-Qaida commander.
By Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
Democrats are talking about guns in politics again. President Barack Obama is mulling more action on gun control, Hillary Clinton says she won't be "silenced" on guns, and at the Democrats' first debate, candidates jockeyed for bragging rights over who…
By Associated Press
Donald Trump says that had he been president, the Sept. 11 hijackers likely would not have gotten into the U.S. in the first place.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The stability of the world is directly linked to climate change and its impact on food security for billions of people, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.
By Adam Beam, Steve Peoples, Associated Press
A defiant Rand Paul is brushing off weak fundraising and weaker poll numbers as would-be donors and home state Republicans push him to abandon an uphill presidential bid to focus on his Senate re-election.
By News Desk and Associated Press
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is giving no inkling of which Democratic presidential candidate he plans to support, calling the participants in Tuesday's debate "five of my friends."…
By Zachary Green, Andrew Mach
View NewsHour's interactive map to compare voter turnout as well as same-day registration laws state to state.
By PBS NewsHour
After the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a key part of the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina's Republican-led state legislature passed a new voter ID law and reversed many of the voting procedures civil rights leaders spent years trying to…
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