By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's next mayor will inherit a city low on cash and an office low on power, yet nearly two dozen candidates are seeking the job anyway.
In announcing he won't seek a second term, Mayor Dave Bing slammed Michigan officials for ceding most
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Barack Obama's plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority has already cost hundreds of millions of dollars - even if the nation's largest public utility is never sold.
The Tennessee Republican
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama held assets last year that were worth between $1.8 million and nearly $7 million, according to federal financial disclosure forms the White House released Wednesday.
Required by law, the
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor whose extramarital affair derailed his political career, returned to Congress on Wednesday with his Argentine "soul mate" at his side.
"I do," Sanford said, taking his oath.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former intensive care nurse with a businesslike approach to a politically divisive public policy area won Senate approval Wednesday to run Medicare and other major health insurance programs.
By an overwhelming 91-7 vote, the Senate
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder and a leading House Republican clashed Wednesday over the Justice Department's refusal to turn over the private emails of Thomas Perez, a top department official nominated to be labor secretary.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is releasing 100 pages of e-mails and notes related to the Obama administration's response to the attack on a diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, last September.
The White House had until now declined to make the documents public and had let congressional
By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDORAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - One after another, the charges have tumbled out - allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office.
But for a Pentagon under fire,
By SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Politics has long been a family business in Illinois, a place where who you know - and who you're related to - matters more than most. But the family drama shaping up around the next governor's race adds a new layer of intrigue in a
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced the ouster of the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following disclosures that the agency targeted conservative political groups.
Obama, who has been criticized for appearing passive in his