The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet 47 million Americans are living in poverty. The Democratic presidential candidate spoke about the issue in West Virginia on May 5.
"Regardless of what the mainstream media would like you to believe, these victories matter."
A new poll measures contentment around the country and the world.
If there were going to be any big upsets as the results of the 2014 midterm elections started coming in Tuesday, the race for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's Senate seat wasn't one of them.
By refusing to hear appeals from lower courts Monday, the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in five states, plus six more that hadn't even filed suit.
More than a month after a chemical spill poisoned West Virginians' drinking water, officials still know virtually nothing about the toxicity of the contaminant MCHM or its effect on humans.
The West Virginia water contamination incident seems to get progressively worse, despite the state's governor telling residents to drink water at their own risk; meanwhile, the U.S. government won't let Israel expand its exports to China. These discoveries and more after the jump.
More than a week since the chemical spill in Charleston, the state capital, contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people, there has been little solid information about the danger to human health -- and little outrage from officials in Washington, who seem to expect West Virginians to take the whole thing in stride.
The environmental activist whose life story was turned into a hit movie talks to "Democracy Now" about the chemical spill in West Virginia.
As hundreds of thousands of West Virginians faced a third day without drinking water due to a chemical spill in a local river, a crisis for which President Obama declared a federal emergency, a water company executive said Saturday that it could take days to determine whether the water is safe again.