Tradition is a long-held value at the US Supreme Court, where the nine justices' adherence to a myriad of historic rules makes the inner workings of America's highest court reliably consistent even as its decisions sometimes send shock waves through the country.
Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former US president, turns 98 on Saturday.
In dealing with hurricane Ian, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis "knows a rising tide lifts all boats," says Stanford Professor Neil Malhotra. "If the disaster response is viewed as positive, he'll be more likely to be re-elected in 2022, and it will benefit President Biden as well."
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had just delivered sobering details of Hurricane Ian's destruction Friday evening at his third news conference of the day, this time in flood-ravaged St. Augustine.
An elderly American wrongfully held in Iran for more than six years has been permitted to leave the country "to seek medical treatment abroad," according to a statement from UN Secretary General spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.
The National Archives has told the House Oversight Committee that certain presidential records from the Trump administration remain outstanding, citing information that some White House staff used non-official electronic systems to conduct official business.
A federal judge ruled against a voting rights group founded by Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams Friday in a challenge to the state's voting laws.
President Joe Biden on Saturday announced the return of seven Americans he said were wrongfully detained in Venezuela for "years."
Former President Donald Trump praised the "courage and strength" of Ginni Thomas at a rally Saturday, days after the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas met with congressional investigators about her efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Multiple incidents of political violence involving victims supporting conservative causes have occurred since President Biden warned of the threat MAGA extremism poses.
Political experts are sounding off on the GOP's focus on crime ahead of the midterm elections, with some saying they believe Republicans are right to highlight crime in big cities.
Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia gathered with top donors on Thursday and Friday as the rising GOP star mulls a potential 2024 White House bid
Norwegian Cruise Line says it has been approached by New York City Mayor Eric Adams to house illegal immigrants but a final agreement has not been reached.
The National Archives said in a letter to Congress that it is still missing records from the Trump administration that were sent on unofficial accounts.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to make decisions on a number of cases including affirmative action, immigration, workforce speech, LGBTQ rights and election redistricting.
Incumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tied Beto O’Rourke to President Biden's policies in a debate Friday, according to an expert in campaign debate preparation.
A federal judge has ruled against a Stacey Abrams group and sided with the state of Georgia saying the state's voting practices are constitutional.
John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, used his stroke recovery to target GOP opponent Mehmet Oz, saying he has lingering auditory processing issues.
An Arizona organization failed to gather enough signatures to freeze a school choice program from taking effect and putting it on the 2024 ballot.
Nevada Democrats have held up their state as a national testing ground for how to win Latino voters in 2024.
Republicans are abandoning their long crusade to repeal the Affordable Care Act, making the 2022 election the first in more than a decade that won’t be fought over the health care law.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Florida and Puerto Rico to view devastated areas next week, the White House announced late Saturday.
Venezuela on Saturday freed seven Americans imprisoned in the South American country in exchange for the release of two nephews of President Nicholas Maduro’s
The letter signed by the legislature's House Republican Caucus was prompted by a viral blog post from a far-right website.
Hawaii reached the milestone earlier this year of having no girls in its only youth correctional facility — a first in state history, officials say.
WASHINGTON — Despite White House efforts to provide some relief to student loan borrowers, those arriving on campus this fall are being financially squeezed
The CIA installed a statue of Harriet Tubman at its headquarters, saying she embodies the best traits of an intelligence officer — ingenuity, stealth, courage.
Ticket-splitters are back, and they’re playing a starring role in the chaotic 2022 campaign.
The CDC made many communications mistakes during Covid, from confusing guidance to delayed recommendations. CDC staffers say they've been frustrated and concerned.
The New York Times correspondent has been covering the world of Donald Trump since her days as a metro reporter in the late 1990s. Maggie Haberman talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about her new book, "Confidence Man," and about how the real estate developer/casino owner's "playbook" has not changed since he entered politics.
President Biden announced the return of seven U.S. citizens imprisoned in Venezuela. In exchange, the U.S. agreed to release two nephews of President Nicolas Maduro's wife who were convicted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. Christina Ruffini has the details.
She talked with CBS News' Catherine Herridge about the ex-president, who has indicated he plans to run for president in 2024.
Tillerson would be the first Cabinet official from the Trump administration to testify in the trial, which is entering its third week.
The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly five years, is the largest trade of detained citizens ever carried out by the Biden administration.
Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi, are considered by the U.S. to be wrongfully detained in Iran.
Undersea blasts that damaged the Nord Stream I and 2 pipelines this week have led to huge methane leaks.
The updated guidance came the same day six GOP-led states sued the Biden administration over the debt relief.
The Supreme Court will begin its new term Oct. 3.
While recent polls have shown O'Rourke trailing Abbott by around 7 points, this still could be the closest Texas governor's race in years.
Biden and the Democrats hoped to run on their accomplishments. Instead, they've switched to an almost dystopian portrait of the country under Republicans.
Three scenarios for which party controls Congress — and what politicians have said they'll do with that power.
Three scenarios for which party controls Congress — and what politicians have said they'll do with that power.
The president will travel to Puerto Rico on Monday and to Florida on Wednesday to tour hurricane damage in two places that have been significantly affected.
The prominent conservative group decried “gift-giving to Ukraine” while adopting Putin’s view of “Ukraine-occupied territories.”
The National Archives will consult with the Justice Department “on whether ‘to initiate an action for the recovery of records unlawfully removed,’" according to a letter to Congress.
Former president Jimmy Carter, who has already lived longer than any other U.S. president, is celebrating his 98th birthday on Saturday.
An incendiary and racist message from the former president raised concerns about inciting more violence.
A group started by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams had sued Georgia’s secretary of state, arguing that Georgia’s absentee ballot policies in 2018 were discriminatory and unconstitutional.
As hopes for political waves fade, the fortunes of both Democrats and Republicans to control the House and Senate may come down to a handful of races
As a teenage football prodigy, Mr. Walker was pressed to join a fight for civil rights in his hometown. His decision echoes decades later.
In a gathering Cold War atmosphere, American officials are gaming out responses should Russia resort to battlefield nuclear weapons.
Violent political speech has increasingly crossed into the realm of in-person confrontation for members of Congress in both parties, raising the prospect of a disastrous event.
Tudor Dixon, the party’s nominee for governor, has ground to make up in her race against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. She is hoping the former president can rally their party’s base.
Caracas freed seven Americans in a trade for two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady who had been convicted on drug charges. Separately, Tehran released its longest-held American captive.
The archives said in a letter to the House Oversight Committee that it was seeking electronic messages from unnamed White House officials sent through personal accounts.
As borrowers wait for the administration to unveil an application for loan forgiveness, they are wary of legal challenges and a proliferation of misinformation.
Gov. Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke sparred over the border, guns, abortion and other issues, each often accusing the other of misrepresenting his positions. But neither landed any knockout blows.
The majority leader’s announcement that the House would not vote this week on a bill to curb trading by members of Congress punted the issue until after the midterm elections and reflected a rough road ahead.
The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Russian officials and companies, and penalized foreign businesses aiding the Russian military. But officials are holding back on energy sanctions.
The court’s conservative supermajority returns on Oct. 3 with affirmative action and voting rights squarely in its sights.
Rep. Matt Gaetz was one of several House Republicans who voted against a resolution to allow FEMA to use up to $15 million in the Disaster Relief Fund.
Trump told Michigan rally attendees on Saturday that Virginia "Ginni" Thomas was a “great woman” and didn't do something "stupid people" do.
Tudor Dixon, the party’s nominee for governor, had the smallest contingent of visible allies, judging by the campaign apparel that people wore to the Michigan rally.
A letter from the acting U.S. archivist on Friday detailed the record-keeping agency's next move to retrieve Trump White House records.
Families of Uvalde shooting victims expressed their support for Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke prior to a Friday debate against Gov. Greg Abbott (R).
After Washington fumbled the care agenda, the states can pick up the slack.
“He is looking at his 98th birthday with faith in God’s plan for him," said grandson Jason Carter.
Chris Kise has seemingly been sidelined to make way for lawyers who support Trump's desire to fight back against the Justice Department.
A judge dismissed a lawsuit from Amanda Jones, saying accusations that she supported giving kids pornography were merely opinion.
Kristina Karamo, the Republican nominee for secretary of state in Michigan, joined former President Donald Trump on stage during a Save America rally in Michigan on Saturday and spoke about how the MAGA movement “will unite Americans across all different demographics.”
A federal judge ruled Friday against the remaining claims in Fair Fight Action's lawsuit filed in the weeks after Democrat Stacey Abrams narrowly lost to now-Gov. Brian Kemp in Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial race.
The United Cajun Navy has made its way to southwestern Florida to assist with rescue efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Ian.
Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) called for new leadership among House Democrats after a vote to ban congressional lawmakers from trading stocks was delayed in the lower chamber.
Former President Donald Trump will hold a “Save America” rally in Warren, Michigan, on Saturday, October 1. Trump is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. and the rally will be held at the Macomb County Community College Sports and Events
Christine Bomlitz was filled with anxiety as Hurricane Ian hit Florida, where her 84-year-old mother lives.
A fourth-grade student in Macon, Georgia, is getting a lot of attention for staying cool under pressure when someone needed help.
A Minnesota high school assistant principal is facing backlash from students and parents after a circulated email showed her telling staff to use their "straight, white privilege" when defending the school's decision to axe the homecoming "king and queen" titles in favor of the genderless "royalty" title.
Former President Donald Trump enjoys significantly more support from his Republican base than President Biden sees from Democrats, an I&I/TIPP Polls survey released Monday found.
Biden thanked a Coast Guard member who is facing discharge over Biden's vaccine mandate for saving people's lives during Hurricane Ian.