Faced with the task of preserving a GOP Senate majority in 2016, Sen. Mitch McConnell gave his blessing Tuesday for an election calendar that would let fellow Republican Rand Paul run for president and re-election to the Senate at the same time.
Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed a massive restructuring of the public employees' pension system as he presented a state budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that does not address a judge's ruling calling on New Jersey to put an additional $1.57 billion into the system in the current fiscal year.
Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public.
Politicians of all ideologies have failed American workers in an era of rising corporate profits and declining wages, the nation's top labor leader said Monday, vowing to pressure candidates running for president in 2016 to address the issue.
At a meeting of Republican donors who helped pay for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign, one wanted to know: How does the former Florida governor plan to distinguish himself from his brother, former President George W. Bush?
Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her elementary school. And it matches up well with the one she'll use this week to take a new test linked to the Common Core standards.
The states, among the poorest in the country, are the only ones that refuse to exempt school children from mandatory vaccinations based on their parents' personal or religious beliefs. Separate efforts to significantly loosen those rules died in both states' legislatures last week.
Jeb Bush released a trove of emails from his time as Florida's governor on Tuesday, a massive yet incomplete record selected to show the likely Republican presidential candidate as in touch with constituents and closely involved in his work as the state's chief executive.
More journalists have been killed covering terrorism than in all our previous wars. One recent atrocity occurred last weekend when a video showed the beheading of Japanese hostage and freelance journalist Kenji Goto.
As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors is eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington."
The list of journalists killed by ISIS continues to grow. That’s a reality that may make future journalists think twice about getting into the field.
On March 3, 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be in Washington to address a joint session of Congress. But, he will not meet with President Obama during his visit.
For a pair of first-time presidential hopefuls, the sudden injection of the childhood vaccine debate into the 2016 campaign is a lesson in how unexpected issues can become stumbling blocks. Long-held positions can look different under the glare of the national spotlight.
Colorado Republican leaders Monday began a legislative push to walk back or repeal recently passed gun control measures, plunging the state back into one of the most intense political topics in recent history.
After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.