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GOP govs: Follow us on budget cuts

They see a unique opportunity to respond to the public anger over the rise in federal spending. Read the full story.…

Senior Federal Judge Pleads Guilty To 2 Drug Charges In Shocking Case

ATLANTA — A veteran federal judge who was arrested on charges that he bought and used drugs with a stripper pleaded guilty Friday to two-drug related charges, including a felony…

Art Levine: Labor Pushing Backbone Implant for Wavering Dems on Taxes, Social Security, Deficits

The White House and Democrats have been sending mixed signals (at best) on whether they’re willing to fight against extending tax cuts for the rich and, except for some House…

Obama Says NATO Leaders Back Him On Nuke Treaty

LISBON, Portugal — President Barack Obama said he got a clear message from NATO leaders Friday on the stalled nuclear treaty with Russia: It would strengthen alliances and increase European…

Kenneth Roth: Post Ghailani Verdict, Federal Trials Still Make Sense

Many critics have pounced on the recent verdict against Ahmed Ghailani as a blow to the Obama administration’s plans to prosecute the 9/11 defendants in civilian court. They have it…

Fact-Checking The Nuclear-Arms Treaty Debate

WASHINGTON — In their showdown over an arms-control treaty with Russia, Democrats and Republicans are charging each other with undermining national security. Who’s right? The Obama administration is pushing for…

ADVANCE EXCERPTS: Sarah Palin Hits Obama In New Book

In her newest book, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin sharply criticizes the record of President Barack Obama while defending her own, in the process offering an unapologetic vision of conservative…

Daniel Hernandez: Marijuana Rights Groups Prepared for Serious Highs and Lows

Medical marijuana is so over. Talk to the activists, doctors and lawyers, they’ll tell you as much. Look closely at how it’s being implemented in New Jersey and you’ll agree.…

Margie Omero: Pew Research Takes On Marriage

Beyond questioning whether marriage is obsolete, Pew Research’s latest study sheds further light into why marital status can be an interesting political demographic cut. Pew finds marriage declining across demographic…

Wayne Pacelle: Bill to Ban Animal Crush Videos Passes Congress, On to President Obama

Today, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to legislation to ban the creation, sale and distribution of obscene animal crush videos, the culmination of an intensive effort that began…