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Kentucky lawmakers override governor’s veto of “religious freedom” bill

Kentucky lawmakers have voted to override the governor’s veto of a bill intended to better protect legal claims of religious freedom. The law will give stronger legal standing to people…

Supremes take a look at second gay rights issue

Supremes take a look at second gay rights issue

In the second of back-to-back gay marriage cases, the Supreme Court is turning to a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits…

Petraeus sorry he screwed around and had to quit CIA job

Petraeus sorry he screwed around and had to quit CIA job

In his first public speech since resigning as head of the CIA, David Petraeus apologized for the extramarital affair that “caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters.” The…

Ex-Presidents cost American taxpayers at least $3.7 million a year

Ex-Presidents cost American taxpayers at least $3.7 million a year

Former President Bill Clinton’s 8,300-square-foot Harlem office near the Apollo Theater costs taxpayers nearly $450,000. George W. Bush spends $85,000 on telephone fees, and another $60,000 on travel. Jimmy Carter…

Will Sen. Tim Johnson’s retirement help GOP pick up a seat?

Will Sen. Tim Johnson’s retirement help GOP pick up a seat?

The anticipated retirement announcement from South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson gives Republicans one of their best chances of picking up a seat in their quest to regain control, as the…

Gay marriage issue before Supreme Court Tuesday

Gay marriage issue before Supreme Court Tuesday

The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed,…

Punxsutawney Phil’s handler takes blame for blown call on Spring

Punxsutawney Phil’s handler takes blame for blown call on Spring

An Ohio prosecutor who light-heartedly filed a criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently “predicted” an early spring said he may consider a pardon now that the animal’s…

The couple in the middle of the Supreme Court fight on gay marriage

The couple in the middle of the Supreme Court fight on gay marriage

Big change is coming to the lives of the lesbian couple at the center of the fight for same-sex marriage in California no matter how the Supreme Court decides their…

Both sides of gun debate get loud and demanding

Both sides of gun debate get loud and demanding

Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it’s up to voters now to make their position known to Congress. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and National Rifle…

Employment of disabled in America continues to lag

Employment of disabled in America continues to lag

Whether it means opening school track meets to deaf children or developing a new lunch menu with safe alternatives for students with food allergies, recent Obama administration decisions could significantly…