A new push by President Barack Obama may bring attention back an old debate about the lack of a national constitutional right to have an education.
WASHINGTON -- Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday said it is “long past time” for U.S. and allied nations to take limited military action again Syrian government forces, following reports of an alleged chemical attack this week that killed hundreds of civilians.
The Edge is National Journal's daily look at today in Washington -- and what's coming next. The email features analysis from NJ's top correspondents, the biggest stories of the day -- and always a few surprises. To subscribe, click here.THE TAKETempest Over the Tea Party?Based on the coverage of Ted Cruz, Paul LePage, Matt Bevin, and Lamar Alexander's primary this week, there's been ample opportunity to argue that a tea-party takeover is occurring within the GOP. But there have been more-important developments suggesting the base's bark is worse than its bite. ...
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Apparently Guantanamo Bay detainees aren't the really big fans of the steamy best seller Fifty Shades of Grey they were reported to be a few weeks ago.
Iran has nearly finished paving over a military site that some experts allege once hosted nuclear weapon-related experiments, according to a photographic analysis released on Thursday by a Washington think tank.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Egypt's 2011 revolution is "still fresh" in the minds of the country's people and that they have shown little desire to return to the regime of its former longtime ruler.
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As of Thursday morning, the person behind the largest leak of government secrets of all time will be known as Chelsea Manning."I am Chelsea Manning," she wrote to the Today show, shedding the name Bradley. "I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible." She requests to be called such in all references, save for official prison correspondences.This announcement is perhaps a long time coming for Manning. ...
A new Ebola drug grown from special tobacco plants has been shown to cure monkeys that were already displaying signs of infection by the viral hemorrhagic fever, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.
A new study looking at race in America 50 years after Martin Luther King's speech at the March on Washington shows that nearly half of all Americans think there's a lot of work left to be done to achieve racial equality. And some racial gaps in the United States are still stark.
Great news! The United States had about 300 fewer fatal work injuries in 2012 than in 2011, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, still, a preliminary total of 4,383 Americans died from injuries on the job last year.
Bradley Manning intends to begin hormone therapy for gender reassignment. The Today Show has Manning's story and exclusive statement.
Reports of chemical weapon use in Syria prompted immediate outrage from the U.S., who condemned the possible attack and called for an immediate investigation. But will it change anything?
North Korea on Thursday urged South Korea to participate in extensive talks aimed at dramatically enhancing bilateral ties, which have improved slightly in recent days with an agreement to resume joint-economic activities at a business complex on its side of their shared border, the Yonhap News Agency reported.
NEW YORK -- Witnesses repeatedly described the scene Monday at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where two bomb blasts ripped through a crowd of spectators, as unimaginable. Security experts called Friday's citywide "shelter-in-place" order unprecedented, and onlookers could only compare the siege in Watertown, where soldiers, SWAT teams, helicopters and armored Humvees cordoned off a large swath of the neighborhood, to a movie.