By By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Substantial reductions in military spending should be part of any budget deal that President Barack Obama negotiates with Congress to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, a group of House Republicans
By By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee on Monday announced an inquiry to look at what went wrong in 2012's presidential election and how the GOP can respond to the nation's shifting demographics and adopt smarter political strategies.
By By JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUBAssociated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says one reason he supports right-to-work legislation in Michigan is the economic boost a similar law has given Indiana, although officials have provided no conclusive evidence that the policy by itself
By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
President Barack Obama is trying to spend what former President George W. Bush called "political capital."
That's the good will and clout you get from a re-election victory. Obama's predecessor boasted after his 2004 win that he'd amassed political
By By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is investigating whether software companies that make cellphone apps violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from mobile devices and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers,
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month's congressional elections, the former leader of a tea party group said Monday.
Dick Armey, who until recently led the conservative group FreedomWorks, said some GOP
By By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay marriage supporters see 41 reasons to fret over the Supreme Court's decision to take up the case of California's ban on same-sex unions.
While nine states allow same-sex partners to marry, or will soon, 41 states do not. Of those
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to Michigan to ask auto workers to support his plan for averting the so-called fiscal cliff.
Obama will tour an engine plant Monday in Redford, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. He'll also speak to workers at the plant before returning to Washington
By By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - A year-end deadline approaching, quiet negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff" yielded no tangible signs of progress on Monday as Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to volunteer spending cuts he will support
WASHINGTON (AP) - A member of a U.S. special operations team was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.
President Barack Obama praised the special forces on Sunday, saying the mission was