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NRA praises gun-toting women

NRA praises gun-toting women

The National Rifle Association is showcasing women members and emphasizing that increasingly it’s not just men who own firearms and oppose gun-control efforts. Female membership is up, the nation’s leading…

Employment numbers beat expectations

Employment numbers beat expectations

Employment rose more than expected in April, pushing the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent, which could help ease concerns of a sharp slowdown in the economy.…

Gay marriage now legal in Rhode Island

Gay marriage now legal in Rhode Island

Rhode Island lawmakers gave final approval to a bill to legalize gay marriage on Thursday, making it the 10th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples and the…

Right wing hopes use of economy will defeat immigration bill

Right wing hopes use of economy will defeat immigration bill

As a bipartisan Senate group worked over the past few months to assemble broad legislation to overhaul the immigration system, conservative critics of the effort kept a fairly low profile.…

Boston bombers planned July 4th attack

Boston bombers planned July 4th attack

The two brothers suspected of carrying out the deadly attacks on the Boston Marathon had originally planned to set off their bombs on July 4, a law enforcement official said.…

Sluggish employment hampers economic growth

Sluggish employment hampers economic growth

U.S. employment growth likely picked up in April, but probably not by enough to counter other signs that suggest the economy has lost a step in recent weeks. Nonfarm payrolls…

Poll: Americans should stay the hell out of Syria

Poll: Americans should stay the hell out of Syria

Most Americans do not want the United States to intervene in Syria’s civil war even if the government there uses chemical weapons, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, in a…

Some think it is time to revamp counterrrorism law

Some think it is time to revamp counterrrorism law

A few dozen words rushed into law days after the September 11, 2001, attacks have been used to justify U.S. counterterrorism efforts from the war in Afghanistan to warrantless wiretapping…

Arizona now forcing municipalities to sell guns from buy-back programs

Arizona now forcing municipalities to sell guns from buy-back programs

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Monday signed legislation forcing municipalities to resell firearms from gun buy-back programs rather than destroy them, closing a loophole in the conservative state’s laws. Brewer,…

CIA paid tens of millions in cash to Afghan President

CIA paid tens of millions in cash to Afghan President

Tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more…