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Republicans wants to change laws to control elections

Republicans wants to change laws to control elections

After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win. From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures…

Armstrong admits doping, says he is ‘a flawed man’

Armstrong admits doping, says he is ‘a flawed man’

He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped. He was light on the details and didn’t name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if…

After 40 years, most Americans oppose overturning abortion ruliing

After 40 years, most Americans oppose overturning abortion ruliing

Most Americans remain opposed to overturning the controversial Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which 40 years ago legalized abortion at least in the first three months of pregnancy,…

Obama faces tough shootout on gun control in Congress

Obama faces tough shootout on gun control in Congress

President Barack Obama’s sweeping gun-control package faces an uncertain future on Capitol Hill, where majority House Republicans are rejecting his proposals while the president’s allies in the Democratic-controlled Senate are…

America riddled with deficient levees

America riddled with deficient levees

Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37…

Senate panel schedules hearings with Clinton, Kerry

Senate panel schedules hearings with Clinton, Kerry

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify before a Senate panel next Wednesday on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the committee…

New poll: Majority of Americans want stricter gun control, assult weapon ban

New poll: Majority of Americans want stricter gun control, assult weapon ban

Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons…

Obama set to reveal new gun control initiatives

Obama set to reveal new gun control initiatives

President Barack Obama’s broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines as well as more than a dozen executive orders…

House approves $50.7 billion for superstorm aid

House approves $50.7 billion for superstorm aid

More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tuesday night as Republican leaders…

Ken Salazar will leave Interior Secretary job in March

Ken Salazar will leave Interior Secretary job in March

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will leave the Obama administration in March, an Obama administration official said Wednesday. Salazar has run the Interior Department throughout President Barack Obama’s first term. Before…