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Racist running for Senate seat

Declaring "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," white supremacist David Duke registered Friday for Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, saying he...

Gun control changes? Not likely

Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle...

Filibuster on gun control in the Senate

A Democratic senator who mourned the loss of 20 children in his home state of Connecticut waged a roughly 15-hour filibuster into the early...

Obama offers solace; politicians pontificate

On a grim and delicate mission, President Barack Obama will offer solace and healing to a distraught Orlando, even as the political world turns...

McCain faces tough race in Arizona

At age 79, running what may be his last campaign, Sen. John McCain finds himself on treacherous terrain. A household name in Arizona and still...

Most Americans want new Supreme Court justice now

Nearly 2 in 3 Americans back Democrats' demands that the Republican-run Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Barack Obama's pick for the...

Supreme Court nominee meets chaos

Merrick Garland has met with two supportive Senate Democratic leaders and spoken by phone to more of his Republican opponents. But he's moved no...

A Cuban-American Supreme Justice?

Adalberto Jordan, a federal appeals court judge twice confirmed by the U.S. Senate, could become the Supreme Court's first Cuban-American justice if nominated by...

Nev. gov says ‘nada’ to Supreme Court nomination

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a moderate Republican, took himself out of consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday as Senate Republicans...

Mission Impossible? Find replacement for Scalia

Wanted: Top legal mind with Supreme Court aspirations, to serve as a national political football. Candidate must be camera-ready and prepared for disappointment. Contact...