Richardson decides not to pardon Billy the Kid

The New Mexico governor will announce Friday whether he will pardon the Wild West’s legendary outlaw Billy the Kid in the death of a sheriff more than a century ago. Read the full story on CNN

NJ governor rips storm-response critics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted Democratic political opponents Friday for criticizing his absence from the state during the snowstorm that pounded the northeast over the Christmas holiday. Read the full story on CNN

Well-known governors leave office

Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation’s most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of leaders are sworn in. Read the full story on CNN

Murkowski’s re-election certified

Alaska’s governor on Thursday certified Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election in November as a write-in candidate, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in on time for the new congressional session that starts next week. Read the full story on CNN

It’s a new year: Help make this a better country

The kickoff of a new year — and, for that matter, a new decade — is a good time to look down the road and make a pact with ourselves about the kind of people we want to be and what we’re willing to do to get there. These aren’t just goals, but resolutions. Read […]

Obama to get 12 days of Christmas holiday

President Barack Obama is giving himself a little more time to recharge his batteries by extending his Hawaiian vacation another day, White House spokesman Bill Burton said Wednesday. Read the full story on CNN

Challenges await reborn GOP in 2011

After being left for dead in the wake of the 2008 election, Republicans staged a stunning comeback over the past year. Read the full story on CNN

Senate ethics panel dismisses complaint against Dodd

The Senate Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint of alleged corruption by retiring Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, according to statements Wednesday from Dodd and the group the filed the complaint. Read the full story on CNN

Obama makes 6 recess appointments

Taking time out from his Hawaiian vacation to assert some executive authority, President Barack Obama on Wednesday used a series of recess appointments to override Republican objections to several nominees. Read the full story on CNN

Obama move toward center a wise one?

After some message misfires after the midterms, President Obama changed tactics. If the past few weeks have shown anything, it’s that he knows how to rebound. FULL STORY | 2010 SCENES Read the full story on CNN