The crashing demise of climate and energy legislation in the Senate last month spelled significant defeat for the environmental movement. With several weeks to reflect on what happened, environmentalists are wondering: What went wrong? And what's next?
Ask those who showed up at Glenn Beck's rally in Washington this weekend and they'll likely tell you that in their dream world, Beck would run for president. And he would do so on a ticket with Sarah Palin. Those two together would be unstoppable, you'd hear, and are the only pair who can, to borrow a phrase from Beck, "restore America."
As Democrats prepare for considerable losses in the November elections, there's reason to believe the party in power may not be headed for the bloodbath it might expect. According to a new NEWSWEEK Poll, President Obama's approval rating—47 percent—indicates that the party is better off this year than Republicans were in 2006, when the GOP lost 30 House seats, and than the Democrats were in 1994, when they lost 52 House seats.
Economists trying to map the global economic recovery tend to focus on demography. The key players at the moment, says former Indonesian finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, are women.
A new poll suggests Iraqis now have more confidence in their own leadership than that of the U.S. Here's why that's good news.
Long-shot candidate Alvin Greene has been indicted by a judge on an obscenity charge—making his bid for South Carolina's Senate seat even more unlikely.
After inflaming the president's base, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says his comments were "inartful" and tries to put the issue to rest.
A series of contests in Colorado and Connecticut includes almost no insiders. How the campaign lines signal what's to come in November.
New numbers from Gallup this morning paint an interesting ideological picture of the country. Over the past year, Wyoming and Mississippi have come to share the mantle of the most conservative states in the union—an apparently sought-after title with about a dozen states close behind. The most liberal may not surprise you that much.
A week after the Shirley Sherrod saga that thrust the USDA employee into the national spotlight, the conservative blogger who started it all tells NEWSWEEK he wants to meet with her in private.
Polls show the embattled Arizona senator poised to win over his far-right opponent. Did the maverick actually fool us all?
Even if the flood of leaked documents doesn't contain a bombshell—which it doesn't seem to do—the ongoing focus on fledgling U.S. efforts in Afghanistan is enough of a headache for the White House.
Even though no GOP politician has formally declared a run for president in 2012, gauging how much money potential candidates have raised for their political action committees--and what they're doing with it--reveals something about their game plans: key endorsements they're trying to secure and volunteer networks they're aiming to harness. Some of these pols are starting to rev up. Others, not so much. Here's a rundown.