By LAWRENCE MESSINAAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After years of showering U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin with stellar ratings and campaign endorsements, the National Rifle Association targeted the West Virginia Democrat with a TV ad launched Wednesday over his continuing push for broader gun
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A week after President Barack Obama's call for U.S. schools to be outfitted with high-speed Internet within five years, an independent panel that studied the lack of technology at school says digital learning, including the super-fast
By CONNIE CASS and KIMBERLY DOZIERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The man who told the world about the U.S. government's gigantic data grab also talks a lot about himself.
Mostly through his own words, a picture of Edward Snowden is emerging: fresh-faced computer whiz, high school dropout,
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Six months after the Newtown school shooting, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his gun control campaign by asking donors not to support Democratic senators who opposed a bill to expand background checks on gun buyers,
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who defended harsh interrogation techniques and was involved with the fallout after the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, announced his retirement Wednesday.
When President Barack Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of the National Security Agency says he wants to provide as much public detail as possible on the agency's surveillance programs, arguing that they protect America while also guarding the public's civil liberties and privacy.
NSA director Keith Alexander told
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a case that could end with the Supreme Court deciding how much free speech to allow on its own doorstep, a federal judge has thrown out a law barring processions and expressive banners on the Supreme Court grounds.
The law is so broad, the
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's massive collection of Americans' phone records is drawing protests and lawsuits from civil liberties groups, but major legal obstacles stand in the way. Among them are government claims that national security secrets will be
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House Republican drew a sharp response during debate on an abortion bill when he said that the number of pregnancies resulting from rape is very low.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., later sought to clarify his remark, saying he intended to say that later-term abortions linked to
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is girding for another wrenching debate on abortion after a House panel on Wednesday approved legislation that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
Several recent court decisions have struck down similar