January 27, 2013 In an interview with The New Republic, the president said that those who dismiss the traditions of hunting "out of hand make a big mistake." The comments come amid his administration's efforts to push gun control in the wake of the shootings last month in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children were killed.
January 27, 2013 On the 40th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, which ended direct U.S. military involvement and established an end to the Vietnam War, we look back with images from Life's legendary photographer Larry Burrows.
January 27, 2013 Republican Mike Pence just began his term as Indiana governor with a plan to cut the state income tax rate, joining Louisiana's Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin's Scott Walker, Nebraska's Dave Heineman and other GOP governors in pushing for similar plans. But some Republican state legislators aren't convinced.
January 26, 2013 "I will talk to a head of lettuce if I can get them to vote Republican," says Sharon Day, the newly re-elected Republican National Committee co-chair. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says the GOP needs better relationships in "minority communities, urban centers, college towns."
January 26, 2013 With gun control legislation facing obstacles in Congress, the president's political team is looking for support outside the Beltway. On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden held a round-table discussion in Richmond, Va., with people who worked on gun safety after the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting.
January 25, 2013 Republicans in states that President Obama carried are looking at proposals to change the way Electoral College votes are given out. If these changes had been in place nationwide in November, Mitt Romney might have won.
January 25, 2013 In a bombshell decision, a federal appeals court panel has invalidated President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Legal experts say the ruling deals a big victory to Senate Republicans in an era of congressional gridlock, and could push the issue to the Supreme Court.
January 25, 2013 Conservative Capitol Hill veteran Saxby Chambliss faced recent criticism from the right for seeking a bipartisan compromise on deficit issues, and for being among the first high-level Republicans to question fidelity to Grover Norquist's no-new-taxes pledge after the November elections.
January 25, 2013 We already know demographic trends can drive election results, but what's surprising is how quickly the map could change for good.
January 25, 2013 Top aide Denis McDonough is moving into the chief of staff's office. Justice Department official Lisa Monaco is taking on the counterterrorism post.
January 25, 2013 NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving lip sync the entire podcast, focusing on the themes from the inauguration as well as musing over what has changed for America and the president since 2009. Plus: Hillary Clinton's give-and-take with Senate Republicans and a sleight-of-hand move by the GOP in Virginia.