WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is calling on the Supreme Court to overturn a law he signed that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Clinton says the Defense of Marriage Act is incompatible with the Constitution. He says he signed the law in 1996 to avoid legislation
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama told American Jewish leaders Thursday that near-term prospects for Mideast peace may be bleak, but a deal with the Palestinians remains the only way for Israel to achieve long-term security.
Obama said he has no
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Sen. Carl Levin announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014, saying he wants to serve as Senate Armed Services chairman and an advocate for his home state of Michigan "without the distraction of campaigning for re-election."
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is fully capable of defending itself against a North Korean ballistic missile attack, the White House said Thursday, after Pyongyang threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States.
The threat from the
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it is going forward with plans for its 135-year tradition of the Easter egg roll, while dashing the hopes of some Iowa children who hoped to visit the president's home.
Sixth graders at St. Paul's Lutheran School in
By FABIOLA SANCHEZ and FRANK BAJAKAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The banner just inside the poor neighborhood in western Caracas reads, "Loyal to Comandante Chavez." The guard at the gate ensures no one enters without permission - not even the police.
The "23 of January" redoubt is home
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it Rand's Stand: A nearly 13-hour stall tactic on the Senate floor that thrust a tea party hero back into the national spotlight - a real-life version of the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster on
By RAY HENRYAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - While some states push to tighten gun control laws after the Connecticut school massacre, lawmakers in gun-friendly Georgia want to ease rules preventing some mentally ill people from getting licenses to carry firearms.
Legislators in Georgia's House
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior al-Qaida leader and member of Osama bin Laden's inner circle was charged Thursday with conspiring to kill Americans in his role as the terror network's top propagandist who lauded the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 - and warned
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the U.S. is fully capable of defending itself after a North Korean ballistic missile attack.
White House spokesman Jay Carney was responding to the North's vow to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. That threat came in retaliation for