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NRA set to install another loudmouth president

  The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a long history with the powerful gun rights lobby and a penchant for bold statements...

NRA, confident after victory in Congress, opens convention

Fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, the message from the National Rifle Association is clear: The fight has...

Right wing hopes use of economy will defeat immigration bill

As a bipartisan Senate group worked over the past few months to assemble broad legislation to overhaul the immigration system, conservative critics of the...

Some think it is time to revamp counterrrorism law

A few dozen words rushed into law days after the September 11, 2001, attacks have been used to justify U.S. counterterrorism efforts from the...

Women’s groups cry ‘foul’ over Obama appeal of morning after pill...

The Obama administration's decision to appeal a court order lifting age limits on purchasers of the morning-after pill set off a storm of criticism...

Obama’s role in immigration bill under review

President Barack Obama's prospects for a sweeping legislative victory this year now rest almost solely on the immigration overhaul working its way through Congress....

The unending list of failures who lead America today

When the watchers and clockers comment nowadays on the circus in Washington, the measurement is not who, if anyone, is successful. Instead, performance depends on...

Blacks voter turnout now higher than whites in America

America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first...

Obama wants Charlotte mayor as his new Transportation Secretary

President Barack Obama is nominating Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in Democratic politics, to run the Transportation Department, a White House...

Lawmakers warn of threat to U.S. from Syrian chemical weapons

Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons could be a greater threat after that nation's president leaves power and could end up targeting Americans at home,...