- Dead Heat - Obama, Romney Tied In Presidential Race: CBS/NYT Poll
April 18 2012 2:12 PM
A CBS/New York Times poll said U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney are tied with 46 percent of likely voters each.
- Foreign Political Groups Like PLO Safe From Torture Suits In U.S.: Supreme Court
April 18 2012 12:09 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law allowing torture victims to sue for human rights abuses abroad can only target individuals, not groups.
- Senate GOP Join Legal Fight Against Obama's Recess Appointments
April 17 2012 6:38 PM
Republicans in the U.S. Senate are filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of U.S. President Barack Obama's controversial recess appointments.
- Happy Tax Day: Economist Charged With Dodging $500K IRS Bill For 22 Years
April 17 2012 11:38 AM
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York said 68-year-old David Gilmartin went to great lengths to avoid his legal obligation as a citizen to pay taxes.
- Supreme Court Wrestles With Overtime Pay For Pharmaceutical Sales Reps
April 16 2012 8:07 PM
The pharmaceutical industry is paying close attention to a case that could determine if about 90,000 sales representatives are entitled to overtime pay.
- Ex-Enron Chief Skilling Loses Bid To Overturn Fraud Conviction At Supreme Court
April 16 2012 12:52 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a petition from imprisoned former Enron executive Jefffrey Skilling.
- Mitt Romney Appeals To Gun Owners With Barack Obama's Supreme Court Stumbles
April 13 2012 6:46 PM
Mitt Romney aimed to assure gun owners Friday he would safeguard our Second Amendment as he claimed President Barack Obama undermines the U.S. Supreme Court and tramples on constitutional rights.
- WikiLeaks' Julian Assange To Host Talk Show While Under House Arrest
April 13 2012 3:45 PM
The World Tomorrow will feature interviews with politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries. Its host remains under house arrest in Britain, fighting extradition to Sweden on sex charges.
- Super PACs On NPR? Court Backs Political Ads On Public Airwaves
April 13 2012 1:11 PM
A federal appeals court in California ruled that a ban preventing public broadcasters from airing public issue and political advertisements was unconstitutional.
- SOPA Is 'Dead,' Film Industry Lobbyist Chris Dodd Says
April 12 2012 12:16 PM
Chris Dodd, a former U.S. senator who heads the Motion Picture Association of America, said there will be another push for some kind of anti-piracy legislation after the 2012 elections.
- Charles Manson 'Unsuitable' For Parole, Likely Will Die In Prison
April 11 2012 2:55 PM
The commission found inmate Manson unsuitable for parole, a spokesman for California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
- AG Eric Holder Vows 'Thorough And Independent' Trayvon Martin Investigation
April 11 2012 11:31 AM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's gives brief remarks about shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
- Rick Santorum Ends 'Improbable' Campaign Ahead Of Pennsylvania Primary
April 10 2012 3:47 PM
With his 3-year-old daughter hospitalized over the weekend, Rick Santorum cited family concerns for ending his presidential campaign.
- Obama Pushes 'Buffett Rule': Raise Taxes On Rich To At Least 30%
April 10 2012 12:40 PM
The president, seeking to bolster his message of economic fairness, is advocating a plan that would raise income taxes on Americans earning more than $1 million to a minimum of 30 percent.
- Lobbyist Lobby Pushes Tighter Registration Regulations
April 09 2012 6:43 PM
The American League of Lobbyists Monday decided to ask the U.S. Congress to approve a set of changes to current registration rules.
- Mitt Romney Marches Toward November As Santorum, Gingrich Hang On
April 09 2012 12:36 PM
Mitt Romney is looking ahead to November: there is chatter about his potential running mate and the candidate himself is barely mentioning his Republican rivals, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich
- Quiet Clarence Thomas Chides Talkative Supreme Court Justices
April 06 2012 6:25 PM
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who is notoriously silent on the bench, has suggested his colleagues should do more listening and less questioning during oral arguments.
- March Jobs Report Puts Obama On Defense As Republicans Pounce
April 06 2012 2:25 PM
Friday's job report for March showed 121,000 hires -- the first figures in five months showing job growth under 200,000.
- Keith Olbermann v. Al Gore's Current TV: Public Feud Sparks Dueling Contract Suits
April 06 2012 1:39 PM
Current TV said Keith Olbermann broke his contract by missing work and sabotaging the network. Olbermann says he was punished for his unwillingness to tolerate the incompetence of network management.
- 'Merchant Of Death' Viktor Bout Gets 25 Years For Colombian Arms Deal
April 05 2012 7:06 PM
The 45-year-old Russian was busted in a 2008 sting in Thailand in which undercover informants working for U.S. authorities posed as members of the Colombian rebel group FARC. Bout insists he was a legitimate businessman just trying to sell airplanes, not weapons.