Plus, scientists say there's a "99 percent chance of a new annual record in 2016"
A new study shows that not only has the number of billionaires grown, so have their fortunes.
"We have lost. It's not like we are losing, we have lost that generation."
While the outsized influence that Big Money is having on federal elections is well-documented, the local impact of the Supreme Court's 2011 Citizens United ruling has not been fully realized—until now.
Outrage over government inaction on gun control has reached a fever pitch days after the Orlando shooting massacre
Presidential hopeful calls for an end to austerity cuts, saying that voters in the US territory 'must be empowered to determine their own destiny.'
With wall-to-wall crowds, climbing poll numbers, and a wave of critical new endorsements, less than one week before the primary contests officially commence, Bernie Sanders is riding high.
New Wall Street Journal/ NBC News polling numbers out Sunday showed that Donald Trump continues to lead the wide and varied Republican presidential field and—despite increasingly inflammatory rhetoric—reached a new high with 27 percent support.
The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to release from federal prisons up to 6,000 people whose nonviolent drug sentences were recently reduced, as part of what advocates say is the country's ongoing march towards justice within its "failed" War on Drugs.
Championing "a president for all people," the National Nurses Union on Monday announced that it is throwing the full weight of its 185,000-member organization behind Senator Bernie Sanders in his bid for president.
The planet Earth, with mankind's help, is leap-frogging into sweltering new territory.
Two new NASA studies led by researchers from the University of California Irvine and published Tuesday show that the depletion of global groundwater resources, due to the dueling impacts of global warming and growing human demand, has caused the world's water supply to drop to dangerous levels.
With a progressive vision that includes breaking up the biggest banks, political transparency, free college education, environmental action, and equity for working and middle class Americans, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Tuesday officially launched his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
The growing tide of tar sands resistance—seen in blockades, tree sits, petitions, education efforts and calls to divest—is having a measurable negative impact on the bottom line of the tar sands industry, according to a new report, prompting researchers to declare that "business as usual for tar sands is over."
New York Times investigation finds government tracking of Americans' mail 'more extensive than previously disclosed'
Though over a century old, one often overlooked aspect of government surveillance continues to expand and evolve: the tracking of Americans' mail by the U.S. Postal
Just a few weeks out from the November midterm elections, a new report revealed on Tuesday that over a quarter of the nearly $1 billion spent so far has been paid for by outside groups, the majority of which do not disclose their donors.
In the first ever challenge to the U.S. governments ongoing and abusive force-feeding and forcible cell extraction methods used at Guantanamo Bay, an attorney for cleared Syrian detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab said Monday that his client’s choice to hunger strike is the only way he has to protest peacefully.
The administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo altered and delayed the findings of a key federal fracking study commissioned by the state, according to a review of internal government documents published on Monday.
In the late seventies, baby formula salesman Syed Aamir Raza, who was from Pakistan, blew the whistle on international food behemoth Nestlé for practices which, he had discovered, were causing the deaths of potentially hundreds of thousands of infants born in developing countries.
Risking her job and life passion, a kindergarten teacher in Florida is taking a stand against the high-stakes takeover of the public school system by refusing to administer the state-mandated standardized test to her young students.