The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about same-sex marriage this week. On Wednesday, the case challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, was heard.
Reports are emerging from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay that a majority of the prisoners are on a hunger strike.
President Barack Obama's controversial nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency was held up Wednesday afternoon by a Senate filibuster.
Over the last month, in a series of statements by some of the most powerful people on Earth, the threat of the climate crisis seems to be on the agenda as never before.
Given U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to decide on the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline as early as this April, many were watching his State of the Union address for clues on his decision.
European leaders have been waiting at least five years for a transatlantic free trade agreement (TAFTA) they can get excited about.
Obama's promotion of John Brennan, and his prosecution of John Kiriakou, demonstrate how the recent excesses of U.S. presidential power are the creation of a frightening new normal.
On January 21, President Obama delivered an inspiring inaugural speech: he insisted that what was distinctive about the United States was its commitment to equality, quoting the Constitution.
The documentary film Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield exposes the Obama administration's threatre of war and hears from people who live at the target end of U.S. foreign policy.
The Economist, in its first issues of 2013, ran on its cover a picture of U.S. President Obama wearing a striped shirt and a beret. It was a joke and criticism directed towards his politics.