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NSA warned of backlash from spying on Americans

NSA warned of backlash from spying on Americans

Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn’t providing enough intelligence to justify…

Obama faces limits on his immigration actions

Obama faces limits on his immigration actions

As broadly as President Barack Obama may push the limits of his authority to shield from deportation millions of immigrants illegally in the United States, the fate of millions more…

Judge throws out Montana gay marriage ban

Judge throws out Montana gay marriage ban

Gay couples were expected to line up for marriage licenses Thursday morning at county courthouses across Montana after a federal judge tossed out the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. At…

Ebola epidemic’s orphans, adoption problems

Ebola epidemic’s orphans, adoption problems

The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons. Tessa and Joel Sanborn understand. The arrival of their 5-year-old adopted son Devine,…

Gun sales on the rise in St. Louis

Gun sales on the rise in St. Louis

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer…

Presidential aspirations dominate governor’s meeting

Presidential aspirations dominate governor’s meeting

No fewer than a half-dozen potential presidential candidates are gathering in Florida as the Republican Governors Association prepares to select its next leader. The organization’s annual conference begins Wednesday in…

Government shutdown? Who, us?

Government shutdown? Who, us?

  Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year’s government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president’s pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.…

Obama will push climate change in final two years

Obama will push climate change in final two years

With just two years left in power, President Barack Obama is elevating his efforts to combat global warming above almost all else as he seeks to leave an imprint on…

Navy secretary travels, a lot, at taxpayer expense

Navy secretary travels, a lot, at taxpayer expense

The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost the taxpayer more…

Scrambling for Senate votes on Keystone XL pipeline

Scrambling for Senate votes on Keystone XL pipeline

With the clock ticking, supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find the last vote. With 59 Senators publicly voicing support, the…