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Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between…

Charlie Christ becomes a successful Democrat

Charlie Christ becomes a successful Democrat

If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge…

Doug Ducey wins in Arizona GOP primary for governor

Doug Ducey wins in Arizona GOP primary for governor

State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business…

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common…

Voters from four states head to polls today

Voters from four states head to polls today

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican…

American military jets flying over Syria?

American military jets flying over Syria?

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State…

Two attempts to reinstate gay marriage bans

Two attempts to reinstate gay marriage bans

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional…

Can Michael Brown’s death make a difference?

Can Michael Brown’s death make a difference?

The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest. Thus went the most recent…

After vacation, Obama facing many challanges

After vacation, Obama facing many challanges

While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, “What is it about August?” Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened…

Islamic extremists release American reporter

Islamic extremists release American reporter

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist executed by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage…