Environmentalists are planning to encircle the White House Sunday to protest the Obama administration's expected support of a new pipeline through the Midwest to carry one of the dirtiest forms of oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. NPR's Richard Harris explains that the pipeline pits jobs against the environment.
This year's school board election has been the most expensive school board campaign ever in Wake County, N.C. And it's not just happening there: All over the country, small-scale, local school board races are attracting big money and big media attention.
Johnny DuPree is the first African-American candidate to win a major party's nomination for governor in Mississippi since Reconstruction. Though he remains a long shot against GOP Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, DuPree says his run shows that the state has made progress.
GOP presidential contender Herman Cain may have a difficult time getting his campaign back "on message" after a week spent responding to allegations of sexual harassment. Attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference in New York on Monday afternoon for a woman who says she was sexually harassed by Cain.
The Republican presidential candidate says he will hold a news conference today to respond to the detailed allegations leveled against him by Sharon Bialek of Chicago. She accuses him of groping her during a 1997 encounter in Washington, D.C.
It was one year ago that the Tea Party movement helped Republicans take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. With the presidential election a year away, the movement finds itself searching for ways to have the same kind of impact this time around.
NASA has relied on a special kind of fuel, called plutonium-238, to power robotic space missions for five decades. that it sometimes seems easier to chart a course across the solar system than to navigate the budget process inside Washington, D.C.
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