By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's second-term agenda will be robustly tested this week, with gun control and immigration in the spotlight on Capitol Hill and the White House releasing his long-delayed budget blueprint. In a taste of what lies
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of pounds of frozen food recalled amid an E. coli scare may have been served in schools, according to the company that manufactured the items.
Buffalo, N.Y.-based Rich Products Corp. has over the past two weeks recalled
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, two self-assured and firm-speaking conservatives, joined forces in the early 1980s and drastically changed the economic and political landscapes in both of their countries.
Their calls for more-austere government and
By CHET BROKAWAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson, who announced his retirement last month, has reversed his position on gay marriage, saying Monday that he supports the legalization of same-sex unions.
The 66-year-old Democrat has said for years that he doesn
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Democrat Robin Kelly should have little trouble winning the special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. - the territory's been held by a Democrat since the early 1950s and she sailed through the primary with outside help from
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have brought gun control legislation to the Senate floor amid a threat from conservative Republican senators to use delaying tactics to prevent formal debate from even beginning.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took the first procedural step to begin debate on Monday.
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama cleared the way Monday for the U.S. to arm and train Somali forces, taking a step toward normal relations with the East African nation as it works to build confidence in its newly recognized government.
In a memo to Secretary
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The failure of negotiations between six world powers and Iran over its disputed nuclear program has jumpstarted the congressional push for even tougher sanctions aimed at crippling the economy in Tehran.
The latest talks this past weekend in
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even as it adds fuel to battles over taxes and Social Security, President Barack Obama's budget will reprise lots of smaller bore proposals that have gone nowhere in a gridlocked Washington.
Ideas like higher Transportation Security
SEATTLE (AP) - A man who helped plot an attack with machine guns and grenades on a Seattle military complex was sentenced in federal court Monday to 17 years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Walli Mujahidh, 34, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to kill officers