By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - In the race to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super PAC followed a simple strategy: Choose a strong anti-gun candidate, attack rivals supported by the National Rifle Association and add in $2.2 million in
By ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas House voted 53-28 Tuesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would outlaw most abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy, hours after a state Senate committee approved a package of even tighter
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House-backed legislation in the Senate to replace $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts would result in very modest deficit savings through the end of the budget year, officials said Wednesday, most if not of all of them through
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
Automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday are expected to touch a vast range of government services. Some examples:
One of the Navy's premiere warships, the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, sits pier-side in Norfolk, Va., its tour of
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants announced his retirement the same day the agency said that hundreds of people facing deportation had been released from immigration jails
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The military's new medal for cyber warriors should get a demotion, according to veterans groups and lawmakers who say it shouldn't outrank such revered honors as the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
The Distinguished Warfare Medal,
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Experts at the Federal Aviation Administration are expected to say next week whether they recommend accepting Boeing's plan to fix its troubled 787 Dreamliners so the planes can resume flying, the agency head said Wednesday.
Officials in the FAA
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House leaders are pushing for tougher penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions, introducing a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would pressure the U.S. to work with the European Union in cutting off Tehran's access to the euro.
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With big, automatic budget cuts about to kick in, House Republicans are turning to mapping strategy for the next showdown just a month away, when a government shutdown instead of just a slowdown will be at stake.
Both topics are sure to come up at
By ALAN FRAM and PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Neil Heslin says it's all about his slain son, Jesse.
Heslin, a 50-year-old construction worker, says he normally pays little attention to politics. But he was yanked painfully into the middle of the nation's gun debate last