By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama is pushing back against the notion that she and President Barack Obama don't socialize enough in Washington.
The first lady says in an interview in the April issue of Vogue magazine that she and the president were
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jobs numbers and other benefits touted by supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are probably exaggerated, President Barack Obama told House Republicans on Wednesday, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door meeting.
But Obama did not
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan Senate bill preventing a federal shutdown would make four long-standing gun protections permanent, including one preventing the Justice Department from requiring firearms dealers to conduct inventories to make sure weapons haven't been
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Ramon Perez traveled 16 hours by bus from Miami to New Orleans to vote last October in a Venezuelan presidential election won by Hugo Chavez. Now, Perez and thousands of other Venezuelans are set to do it all again after the death of the leftist
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama told House Republicans Wednesday that they would benefit politically more than Democrats would from supporting a comprehensive immigration overhaul, lawmakers present said.
One lawmaker, Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee, said the
By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a scandal involving a purported veterans charity that authorities said Wednesday was a front for a $300 million gambling operation.
The organization, Allied
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he wants the Illinois attorney general to appeal a federal court ruling that the state's last-in-the-nation concealed carry ban is unconstitutional, a move that would take it before the U.S. Supreme
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-controlled Senate has rejected a Republican effort to attach the repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law to a government spending bill.
The 45-52 vote defeated the effort, which was led by conservatives. They say that when
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated a new ambassador to Libya on Wednesday, filling a post that has been vacant since Chris Stevens was killed in the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack and signaling the United States' commitment to the North African
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - First House Republicans, now Senate Democrats, are staking out positions at opposite ends of the ideological spectrum with rival federal budgets, an annual ritual conducted in pursuit of political ends more than any compromise on deficit