Republicans may need to give up hopes of a better candidate defeating Barack Obama in 2012 presidential race.
President Barack Obama takes on the bitter healthcare reform debate on Wednesday with a high-stakes speech to the US Congress.
For the thousands of students on this sprawling campus in rural south-western Virginia, the worst threats early on Monday seemed to be an unusual bout of blustery weather and looming final exams. "I was going over to grab something to eat," said Aimee Fausser, an 18-year-old international studies student, describing her morning routine.
A couple who penetrated layers of security to enter a State Dinner at the White House met US President Barack Obama in the receiving line.
Barack Obama said on Thursday Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's statement that he would hand over power to his vice-president was not enough.
United States congressman Todd Akin, under fire for controversial remarks on abortion and rape, insists he will not leave the Missouri Senate race.
Amid the horror at Virginia Tech were tales of heroism during the rampage, including an older professor -- himself a Holocaust survivor -- who gave his life to protect his students. Although he was 76, long past the usual retirement age, he was still teaching at Virginia Tech on Monday when chaos erupted in Norris Hall.