April 3, 2013 Nearly four months after the massacre of young children and educators in a Connecticut elementary school, federal efforts to enact comprehensive gun control legislation appear to be in jeopardy. And while a few blue states have passed tougher new laws, many red states are pushing in the opposite direction.
April 3, 2013 The president is trying to regain traction for federal gun control measures by visiting states that are moving forward on their own. Today he speaks in Colorado, where public outrage in the wake of mass shootings helped propel new legislation — and where opponents are promising political payback.
April 2, 2013 The federal criminal complaint against New York politicians as the result of an FBI sting was a reminder of how often real-life political scandals can read like the imaginings of Hollywood screenwriters.
April 2, 2013 The daughter of the Democratic political legend says she will run for Congress next year, taking on incumbent Republican Steve Southerland in a district that includes Tallahassee and part of Florida's panhandle
April 2, 2013 For Republicans along South Carolina's coastal low country, Tuesday is a chance to decide whether they want former governor and famously non-Appalachian Trail hiker Mark Sanford to represent them in Congress.
April 2, 2013 Authorities allege that state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D) tried to bribe some GOP officials — and that they were willing to take his money. Smith has said he is innocent.
April 2, 2013 Calling it "the next great American project," the president predicted that the initiative could "be transformative." The lives of "not just millions, but billions of people" will be improved if more can be learned about brain disorders, said Obama.
April 2, 2013 The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., is sometimes called the second most important court in the country, regularly delivering the final word on major environmental, labor and national security cases. But four of its 11 judge's slots are vacant, the most in the nation.