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Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where six were killed and 13, including former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, were injured in…

More government advice on how to eat

More government advice on how to eat

You’ve heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt, meat and caffeine could be part…

Will new House rule set up battle over Social Security?

Will new House rule set up battle over Social Security?

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security’s finances on the eve…

Are things looking up for Obama?

Are things looking up for Obama?

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is creeping upward. The economy is growing. And a flurry of aggressive executive actions on domestic and foreign policy have energized the West Wing. Obama’s…

New Congress gets quick veto threat from Obama

New Congress gets quick veto threat from Obama

In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday, then ran straight into a White House veto threat…

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Frigid air is blowing across the United States, dropping temperatures in many areas into the single digits and leading weather monitors to issue wind chill advisories and politicians to plead…

Can Obama and McConnell play nice?

Can Obama and McConnell play nice?

President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell are warily looking for areas of agreement as they begin a new chapter in a relationship that is likely to remain…

Republicans taking control in Congress

Republicans taking control in Congress

Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. They planned to…

Longshots hit political road in Iowa

Longshots hit political road in Iowa

Soft laughter rippled through the audience in an Iowa church meeting room when a woman punctuated her question to the keynote speaker, Bernie Sanders, with, “when you’re president.” The reaction…

Gay marriages underway now in Florida

Gay marriages underway now in Florida

Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for…