May 8, 2013 Preliminary data show an increase in highway deaths among 16- and 17-year-olds last year. In response, the government is preaching a message of "don't text and drive" and has urged students to produce their own public service ads. Officials say parental involvement may be even more important.
May 8, 2013 Pew survey finds Americans place gridlock blame largely on GOP, but there's good news and bad news for Obama, Democrats and Republicans
May 8, 2013 The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a sweeping legislative package designed to prevent another financial collapse. Journalist Gary Rivlin says passing the bill was just a first step in a long road to real reform, and the financial system is as vulnerable to disaster it was in 2008.
May 7, 2013 The former South Carolina governor whose political career seemed to end in ignominy in 2010 defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, 54 percent to 45 percent. The Republican's career had unraveled following a highly publicized extramarital affair in 2009.
May 7, 2013 Republican Sanford, who as governor was dogged by scandal, defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of satirist Stephen Colbert.
May 7, 2013 Updated at 9:29 pm ET — Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford handily won the race for his old House seat, beating Elizabeth Colbert Bush. Earlier in the day, both sides expressed confidence that apparently strong voter turnout was a good omen. And it was — for Sanford.
May 7, 2013 Security was a central theme as the Senate held a confirmation hearing Tuesday for Deborah K. Jones, who has been nominated to succeed Christopher Stevens as ambassador to Libya. On Wednesday, House Republicans will hear testimony about the attack that killed Stevens and three other Americans.
May 7, 2013 It might be up to the government to decide whether foreign workers are the most qualified applicants for for jobs at private companies.