By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats.
History suggests it
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to enact dramatic changes to the nation's immigration system and put some 11 million immigrants here illegally on a path to citizenship is facing its first congressional test.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday was to begin
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Boston's police commissioner told lawmakers conducting the first congressional hearing on the Marathon bombings that government should tighten security around celebratory public events and consider using more undercover
By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) - Rodney Vandenberg was the first to greet Republican Sen. Deb Fischer when she dropped by the Falls City's Chamber of Commerce office last week. He wasted no time bracing her about immigration, an issue that a Senate committee takes up
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House is moving to put U.S. bondholders and people on Social Security at the front of the line to be paid if the government hits its borrowing limit and is unable to meet all of its obligations.
The idea is to lessen the
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - It was an attitude problem, Air Force commanders insisted, not a matter of competence. And besides, they contended, security was never at risk in spite of what one commander called "rot" in the crew force.
Assurances aside, the crew's
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Food and Drug Administration investigation into the safety of caffeine-added foods has prompted Wrigley to take its new caffeinated gum off the market for the time being.
Wrigley said Wednesday that it will temporarily halt sales and
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker who secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency for her role in a corruption scandal faces up to two years in prison after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.
Shirley Huntley is scheduled
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation's most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.
The measure, backed by the National Rifle Association, represented
By PATRICK CONDONAssociated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Just six months after Minnesota voters turned back an effort to ban gay weddings, lawmakers are poised to make the state the first in the Midwest to pass a law allowing them.
The startling shift comes amid a rapid evolution of public opinion