Texas will launch a challenge to a central piece of civil rights legislation in a Washington court on Monday in a case the Obama administration has characterised as a fight to protect the right to vote.
President Barack Obama attempted to turn the heat back on Mitt Romney and Congress on Saturday as he sought to divert attention away from the third consecutive month of lacklustre jobs reports.
Three Occupy Wall Street activists were arrested Friday morning after attempting to chain themselves across the Brooklyn bridge exit ramp to protest the supreme court's controversial Citizens United ruling and corporate campaign funding.
Barack Obama acknowledged that the US economy needs to grow faster to boost employment after new figures showed that only 80,000 new jobs were added in June, leaving the unemployment rate stuck stubbornly at 8.2%.
Mitt Romney raised $100m in June, confirming Barack Obama's fear expressed Thursday that he is going to be massively outspent in November's White House election.
Barack Obama has used a tour of the swing state of Ohio to renew his claim that his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, led the outsourcing of American jobs to India and China.
Occupy protesters in Seattle marked the Fourth of July by throwing $5,000 out of a hotel window in a protest against the influence of money in politics.
Republican presidential hope Mitt Romney has described a requirement that all Americans buy health insurance as a "tax", seemingly backing away from a previous position that put him at odds with his party.
A rift has opened up between presidential challenger Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republican party over the question of whether a key aspect of Barack Obama's healthcare legislation is classified as a tax.
Twitter has been ordered to hand over almost three months worth of messages from an Occupy Wall Street protester after losing a legal challenge to prosecutors' demands for the tweets.