Survivors say the criminal justice system can be re-traumatizing. But many say the system needs to be fixed because the courts are the only ones with the power to take rapists off the street.
President Obama briefly hosted comedian Stephen Colbert's show Monday, declaring, "How hard can this be?"
Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee released a report saying the CIA misled higher-ups and didn't accurately describe its post-Sept. 11 interrogation tactics. The CIA disputes the findings.
Earlier, GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell and Saxby Chambliss said the release of the Senate's report on the CIA's interrogation practices "will present serious consequences for U.S. national security."
MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber had said the "stupidity of the American voter" was critical in getting the law passed. Critics say that displays the deceit that went into creating the law.
An MIT economist was recorded saying that without the "stupidity of the American voter," the Affordable Care Act wouldn't have passed. Those comments, and others he made, have put it at serious risk.
The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.
The FAA has been struggling to write the rules for unmanned aircraft like the ones Amazon and other companies are developing. But a proposal is finally expected this month.
A new State Department program would allow U.S.-based Latino parents to bring over children left in home countries. More than 57,000 children made the trip across the U.S.-Mexican border this year.
President Obama is pushing for massive trade deals with Asian and European nations. Critics say the trade negotiations, which are conducted in private, aren't facing enough scrutiny.
The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal plan.
A new report says there's no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in advance. But Democrats say there are still unanswered questions about what the governor knew.
The White House says the report "could lead to a greater risk" to U.S. facilities and individuals around the world, but that the president supported the Senate's release scheduled for Tuesday.
Prince William visited with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday, where reporters were privy to inaudible small talk.
Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.
In her runoff against Republican Bill Cassidy, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D.-La., didn't just lose — she was walloped. The win gave the GOP complete dominance of the Deep South in the Senate.
A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.
A year after Democratic senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.
Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.
Senate Democrats plan to release the long-withheld report on interrogation techniques this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.