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McCain calls protestors ‘low-life scum’

McCain calls protestors ‘low-life scum’

U.S. Senator John McCain had a blunt message for demonstrators chanting for the arrest of Henry Kissinger at a Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing on Thursday: “Get out of here,…

Obama wants no limits on domestic, defense spending

Obama wants no limits on domestic, defense spending

President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by…

Romney sounds wistful, humorous about Presidential run

Romney sounds wistful, humorous about Presidential run

Mitt Romney sounds like a presidential candidate. Except when he doesn’t. Greeted as a celebrity here Wednesday in the heart of the Republican Deep South, the GOP’s 2012 nominee —…

More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

Senators weigh Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of…

Low prices don’t stop push for oil exports

Low prices don’t stop push for oil exports

Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas. It might seem counterintuitive: Oil prices are as low…

A sign of the times in weather forecasts

A sign of the times in weather forecasts

They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions. Jonathan Lamberton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sign language interpreter, is…

Fugitive treasure hunter captured

Fugitive treasure hunter captured

A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday after two years on…

Don’t support Obama? Expect less federal aid at home

Don’t support Obama? Expect less federal aid at home

As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending…

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job. In…

Move to clear civil rights arrest records after half-century

Move to clear civil rights arrest records after half-century

Fifty-four years after they were sentenced to a month of hard labor in a chain gang for ordering lunch in South Carolina, nine black men are getting a new day…