- Kenya Imposes Record Fine On Chinese Ivory Smuggler
January 29 2014 10:29 AM
Harsh sentences under strict new anti-poaching laws may help stem the illegal ivory trade in Africa.
- Pete Seeger And The Left: From McCarthyism To Occupy
January 28 2014 12:11 PM
The musician, who died Tuesday, was an icon of the progressive movement. Here's a history of his involvement with the cause.
- Anti-World Cup Protests Turn Violent In Brazil [PHOTOS]
January 27 2014 5:34 PM
Brazilians love soccer -- but protests against the 2014 World Cup turned violent in Sao Paulo.
- US Rep. Radel To Resign After Cocaine Conviction
January 27 2014 9:41 AM
The first-term Florida Republican, who was convicted of cocaine possession, will resign his post on Monday.
- Reinventing Against Me!: Why The Band's New 'Trasngender Dyphoria Blues' Is Their Most Politically Radical - And Important - Album Ever
January 25 2014 10:52 AM
In exploring Laura Jane Grace’s struggle with gender dysphoria, Against Me! has created their most radical album, and their best in at least a decade.
- This GOP Candidate Is Really Pro-Gun
January 24 2014 12:44 PM
Lee Bright branded himself the pro-gun candidate in South Carolina's Senate race, and plans to show it in a bold way.
- Lobbyist Spending In D.C. Falls In 2013
January 23 2014 3:51 PM
Lobbyists are spending less these days, at least if trends from 2013 continue.
- As Ukrainian President Agrees To Peace Talks, Kiev Burns [PHOTOS]
January 23 2014 1:06 PM
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has agreed to peace talks with the leaders of protesters who have called for his resignation.
- Glenn Beck's Stunning Admission
January 22 2014 2:10 PM
The conservative/tea party figure says he now regrets something about his past work on a popular talk show on Fox News.
- ACLU Sues Utah Over Same-Sex Marriage Benefits
January 21 2014 5:17 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Utah over its refusal to recognize benefits for newly-married same-sex couples.
- Meet The Noose-Happy Candidate Who Wants To Execute Obama
January 21 2014 1:00 PM
It's no longer a surprise to see Tea Party Republicans call for Obama’s impeachment. But when one calls for his execution, it's a bit more noteworthy.
- Pope Benedict XVI Defrocked 400 Priests Over Child Abuse In Just Two Years
January 18 2014 11:15 AM
Report confirms a major increase in priests who have been dismissed following church trials.
- What President Obama's Action Means For NSA Data Collection
January 17 2014 12:34 PM
In the most-anticipated development, Obama announced he will end the telephone metadata collection program “as it currently exists.”
- What Obama Will Say In Friday's NSA Speech
January 16 2014 2:26 PM
The president is expected to call on Congress to set limits on the NSA's surveillance programs -- some may see a parallel with Eisenhower.
- Your Guide To Earmarks In The Omnibus Spending Bill
January 15 2014 5:35 PM
Congress may have banned blatant earmark spending riders, but plenty of pork slipped through the Omnibus appropriations bill anyway.
- How Omnibus Spending Bill Restricts Abortion Funding
January 14 2014 7:42 PM
The bipartisan spending bill contains several pro-life clauses banning the use of federal money for abortions.
- Reddit, Mozilla And Others To Protest NSA Spying On 'The Day We Fight Back'
January 14 2014 9:10 AM
Reddit, Boing Boing, Mozilla and others plan to lobby against NSA surveillance and honor Aaron Swartz on Feb. 11.
- 28 Shocking Images Of Thailand's Anti-Government Protests
January 13 2014 3:52 PM
Protesters filled the streets of Bangkok on Monday, shutting down the city in protest against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
- Liberalism - On The Comeback Trail In The US?
January 10 2014 3:46 PM
Americans are still more likely to call themselves conservative, but the number of those who self-identify as liberals is higher than ever.
- Will Bridgegate Hurt Chris Christie's 2016 Chances?
January 09 2014 6:58 PM
For some Christie supporters, the G.W. Bridge incident is being written off as merely a temporary setback.