October 2, 2012 Can't wait for the presidential debate? We offer a "Pop-Up Politics" virtual face-off over key issues in the election. We've added pop-up bubbles to stump speeches to give context to the candidates' statements on the war in Afghanistan, energy and the economy.
September 16, 2012 This fall's presidential debates could attract the largest viewing audience of any televised campaign event. But some political scientists say the three faceoffs between President Obama and Mitt Romney (and the sole vice presidential debate) probably won't change the outcome of the election.
September 11, 2012 In his first interview since Facebook's troubled IPO, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasized the company's mobile-centered future, his commitment to mission over fun and explained why he doesn't code much anymore.
August 9, 2012 Christian book company Thomas Nelson Publishers is ending its publishing and distribution of evangelical David Barton's controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson. The publisher says it has lost confidence in the book's details.
August 8, 2012 David Barton is not a historian. But his version of American history is wildly popular with churches, schools and the GOP. Watch video examples of Barton's messages and see how they compare with the Constitution, historical text and the Bible.
July 27, 2012 When Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy went public to defend his company's stance against gay marriage, he set off a controversy that has everyone from politicians to puppets weighing in. But the fast-food chain is hardly the first business to get caught in the crossfire of culture wars.
July 20, 2012 Shortly after the Colorado shootings, a Denver 18-year-old named Morgan Jones started a thread on the social media site Reddit. It built through the night into a minute-by-minute chronicle of tragedy.
July 5, 2012 Julia Bluhm, 14, rounded up 80,000 signatures with an online petition, and that convinced the magazine to promise not to digitally alter editorial photos of teen models. The editor in chief writes that Seventeen "never has, never will."
June 29, 2012 Thursday's ruling on the controversial health care law showed that perhaps it's best not to pay too much attention to how smoothly oral arguments go, or to the legal prognosticators who try to predict the outcomes.
June 15, 2012 For this week's roundup of best political folks to follow on Twitter, we chose some lesser-known and local names you might want to see in your feed.
May 18, 2012 Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are expected to return to their home of eight years for the unveiling of their official portraits.
May 18, 2012 A TED Talk challenging conventional wisdom that rich entrepreneurs are the number one job creators is now available for public viewing, after TED organizers originally kept the video private because it was too "explicitly partisan."
May 17, 2012 A Michigan teen bit into his Arby's sandwich and discovered a severed finger. It's the latest in a long line of disgusting discoveries of real-life fingers in fast food.
May 16, 2012 The New York University student was accused of disorderly conduct, but the video showed him breaking no laws. In a twist, the student had actually been working on a project aimed at portraying police in a better light.
May 16, 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American heritage seem uneasy to swallow. But why? What does it take to be considered an ethnic minority, and what does the controversy say about the way we judge ethnic backgrounds?