President Obama names Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, as the point person on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.
Despite diplomacy and CIA ops, the U.S. still lacks a credible partner on the ground in Syria as it bombs the Islamic State group.
Health officials tried to assure the nation Thursday that they can head off an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. despite mistakes that let the deadly virus spread to two nurses and cleared one of them to fly.
The spread of the Islamic State is a precursor of genocide, the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday.
At a closed-door meeting Tuesday with more than 100 black members of the clergy in South Carolina, Biden bluntly assessed the tea party wing of the GOP as "crazy."
In an apparent smear attempt, Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts accused independent challenger Greg Orman of being "a liberal Democrat" in Wednesday's debate leading up to the 2014 midterm elections.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott's efforts to turn Charlie Crist's habit of using a fan into a debate-night advantage disrupted the start of their second televised encounter Wednesday night.
Iran is considering a U.S. proposal at nuclear talks that would allow it to keep more of its nuclear infrastructure intact while still reducing its ability to make an atomic bomb.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will prematurely end his European trip following news of a second Ebola infection in his home state.
The rare move to cancel a presidential trip reflected a growing sense of urgency at the White House to deal with the Ebola epidemic head-on.
In the South, where a Republican sweep of Senate races would all but guarantee a GOP takeover of the chamber, Democrats are pinning their hopes on North Carolina and Georgia.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.
The Islamic State now controls a Saddam-era chemical weapons facility believed to contain active weaponry in Al Muthanna, Iraq, the New York Times confirmed.
Democrats are trying to increase participation from so-called fall-off voters — those who sit home in non-presidential years.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have agreed to step up intelligence sharing over the Islamic State group.