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Perry, Cruz ramp up Presidential prospects

Perry, Cruz ramp up Presidential prospects

Sounding like he’s almost made up his mind to run again for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday told a national audience of conservatives that it’s time for a…

Lamar Alexander easily defeats tea party contenders

Lamar Alexander easily defeats tea party contenders

Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state lawmaker who had used a familiar tactic…

Are we returning to a war in Iraq?

Are we returning to a war in Iraq?

Declaring that “America is coming to help,” President Barack Obama is authorizing U.S. airstrikes if necessary and airdrops of humanitarian aid in northern Iraq to counter advancing Islamic militants and…

Will Afghanistan really get a new president?

Will Afghanistan really get a new president?

Afghanistan’s feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August. The breakthrough came as U.S. Secretary…

Walsh quits Senate over plagiarism

Walsh quits Senate over plagiarism

Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh’s abrupt withdrawal from the campaign in a plagiarism controversy. Walsh’s decision…

Obama signing health care overhaul bill

Obama signing health care overhaul bill

Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. The…

Tea party challenges against Sen. Lamar Alexander

Tea party challenges against Sen. Lamar Alexander

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, is facing a challenge Thursday from two tea party-styled candidates who have tried to cast him as out of touch…

Is John Walsh headed for the political scrap heap?

Is John Walsh headed for the political scrap heap?

Sen. John Walsh hasn’t made a public appearance since the weekend, and Montana Democrats are reviewing the steps they would need to take to replace him with another candidate if…

FDA says some tattoo inks cause infections

FDA says some tattoo inks cause infections

Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink…

More defeats for the tea party

More defeats for the tea party

Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Republican Senate incumbents. Next up, Tennessee, and the odds are getting tougher for the…