The Senate on Monday confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to oversee food and drug safety, two areas that are vital to consumers and widely seen as in critical need of improvement.
First lady Michelle Obama spent her second New York City visit emphasizing the crucial role the arts play in our society.
As a senator, Barack Obama said President George W. Bush's Supreme Court nominees John Roberts and Sam Alito were clearly qualified. He voted against them anyway.
Highlights of some high-profile cases that the Supreme Court will decide before finishing its work for the summer:
Lightning must strike and sometimes more than once for someone to be nominated to the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer has said.
President Barack Obama wants to see 5,000 failing schools close and reopen with new principals and teachers over the next five years.
The Justice Department warned corporate America on Monday that the government will aggressively investigate big firms that improperly dominate markets.
Leaders of historically black colleges say they'll fight a reduction in a federal program they call a financial lifeline at a time of economic distress for the schools and their students.