By SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Questions about Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s health and political future swirled again Tuesday as the Chicago congressman left the Mayo Clinic for the second time but didn't disclose where he was going, even as Congress
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Independent Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine says he probably won't keep people guessing long about which party he will align himself with.
The former governor said he's trying to make a decision on which party to caucus with in time for
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Labor leaders said Tuesday that President Barack Obama remains committed to preserving tax cuts for middle class families and ensuring the wealthy pay more in taxes, outlining plans for a public campaign to pressure Republican lawmakers.
By NANCY BENAC and PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The sex scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus widened Tuesday to ensnare the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, in a suddenly public drama involving a Tampa socialite, a jealous rival, a twin sister
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bears and budgets top the list as Congress returned Tuesday from a seven-week election break to a long list of unfinished business.
Looming large in the lame-duck session is the urgent need for President Barack Obama and Congress to figure out
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - FBI agents on Monday night searched the North Carolina home of the woman whose affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation as CIA director.
FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said agents went to Paula Broadwell's home in Charlotte, but declined to say what
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jennifer Agiesta, a deputy director of polling for The Associated Press, has been named the news organization's director of polling responsible for setting strategy and providing guidance on polling issues across the AP.
The appointment was announced Monday by Washington
By BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, emerging victorious after a bitterly fought race that featured millions of dollars in attack ads.
Sinema becomes the first openly
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Satellite imagery indicates North Korea has been testing rocket engines, a sign it continues to develop its long-range ballistic missiles, a U.S. academic institute said Monday.
The analysis provided to The Associated Press is based on
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) - A subdued U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops acknowledged Monday that voters rejected the stands they took against gay marriage and birth control, but church leaders gave no sign they would change their strategy ahead.