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Federal court reviews three states on gay marriage bans

Federal court reviews three states on gay marriage bans

Bans on gay marriage in three staunchly conservative Southern states were to get a hearing in a federal appeals court Friday — the latest legal battle over an issue expected…

Congress, Obama: Let the fights begin

Congress, Obama: Let the fights begin

Not wasting any time, new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama are setting course for showdowns over health care, a big oil pipeline, immigration policy and financing…

NAACP vows vigilance after bomb blast

NAACP vows vigilance after bomb blast

Staff members at a Colorado NAACP office say they are waiting for more information before drawing any conclusions about an explosion near their chapter, even as the FBI said it…

More security at Fort Bliss after VA clinic shooting

More security at Fort Bliss after VA clinic shooting

Four months after security was revamped at Fort Bliss, the sprawling West Texas Army post is again ramping up efforts after a shooting at a veterans clinic in which a…

Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where six were killed and 13, including former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, were injured in…

More government advice on how to eat

More government advice on how to eat

You’ve heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt, meat and caffeine could be part…

Will new House rule set up battle over Social Security?

Will new House rule set up battle over Social Security?

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security’s finances on the eve…

Are things looking up for Obama?

Are things looking up for Obama?

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is creeping upward. The economy is growing. And a flurry of aggressive executive actions on domestic and foreign policy have energized the West Wing. Obama’s…

New Congress gets quick veto threat from Obama

New Congress gets quick veto threat from Obama

In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday, then ran straight into a White House veto threat…

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Frigid air is blowing across the United States, dropping temperatures in many areas into the single digits and leading weather monitors to issue wind chill advisories and politicians to plead…