The U.S. birthrate is currently at its lowest in 32 years, with 2018 being the fourth consecutive year of decline. Usually births increase at times of economic stability, so these latest numbers have led demographers to wonder what else is on prospective parents’ minds.
The fact that 78-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders had emergency heart surgery after a campaign event Tuesday leaves his campaign with two uncertain prognoses: one medical, the other political.
Virtually the entire Republican Party is in President Trump’s corner. But it’s good to remember that in the early days of Watergate it had seemed unlikely that Republican minds would change, either.
Elizabeth Holtzman, a former member of the Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach President Richard Nixon, warned Democrats in charge of making the case against Donald Trump need to learn some lessons from the past.
“There is a special bond between people and animals,” says Julián Castro, the only presidential candidate with a specific plan addressing animal rights.
Every time Ruth K. hears of another act of violence committed by a young person, she is afraid for her 16-year-old daughter. She worries not only that the girl could be a victim, but also that her child could become the perpetrator.
When it comes to #MeToo, a simple apology is not enough, Democratic strategist Karen Finney and others say. You need to get specific.
The Mississippi raids may have been one of the most sweeping in ICE history, with 680 workers taken from seven plants around the state. But they were not the first.
If white-supremacist terrorists hope to drive immigrants out of the U.S., they are having the unintended effect of frightening some native citizens into emigrating.
Gillibrand said Biden’s view was that encouraging women to work outside the home would lead to the “deterioration of the American family.”
At the Democratic presidential primary debate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg looked directly at the camera and spoke to an unexpected audience
Four-year-old Eli Kadkhoda is one of a handful of children with IRF2BPL-related condition, named after the gene to which it is linked. Its patients are all healthy at birth, stumbling and losing speech by kindergarten, wheelchair-dependent soon after.
The volume and urgency of the abortion debate has varied over the years but is now as high as it’s ever been. With Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh shifting the court to the right, the votes exist for an overturn of Roe v. Wade.
While the citizenship question has been the most visible census-related controversy, it has not been the only one. Another consequential debate concerns why the census manages to lose millions of children every decade, and what can be done to fix that.
The discovery of a hard drive of Republican redistricting expert Thomas Hofeller could impact the Supreme Court decision on whether to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
Those who think the Electoral College is problematic include numerous Democratic presidential candidates. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren put it to one audience, “Your vote just doesn’t count ... and that is wrong.”
The strict anti-abortion laws passed recently in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota contain thousands of words. Tens of thousands more will be contained in court filings as these laws are appealed through the judicial system over the next year or more. And in their wake will come editorials, ad campaigns, speeches, fundraising letters from groups working for and against abortion rights.
The near-total abortion ban passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed into law this week was a major topic of conversation among students at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. A nonscientific sampling of students found that not only had all of them heard about the ban, but most worried about the new law — fearing its effects on classmates, women statewide and their school.
The abortion ban approved Tuesday night by the Alabama Senate is more than just the most restrictive legislation passed by any state in the 46 years since the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide.
Armstrong's book is an intimate and gritty tale of how she did something desperate and, as she puts it, “insane” because it seemed the only path back to sanity.
As anti-abortion legislation sweeps across the country, Yahoo News travels to Louisiana to explore the story behind its anti-abortion law, Act 620.
An Indiana University professor and graduate student have concluded that “pro-vax information and activity is beginning to push back against, and even overtake, anti-vax disinformation.”