The candidates for the open US Senate seat from Massachusetts clashed over tax policy. Democratic Congressman Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez are competing for the seat that Secretary of State John Kerry vacated. (June 12)
Here's the latest news for Tuesday, June 4th: Conservative groups testify in IRS hearing; Colorado shooting hearing; Military leaders describe sexual assault as like a cancer; New Jersey Governor announces special election for vacant Senate...
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death on Monday. (June 4)
Tea Party favorite Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she won't run for re-election next year. AP's Jerry Bodlander reports from Capitol Hill. (May 29)
In running for mayor, Anthony Weiner is seeking to get past the tawdry-tweeter punch line that has dogged him since his congressional career imploded two years ago. (May 22)
Former House Member Anthony Weiner announced his bid for Mayor of New York, in a video released on You Tube Tuesday night. Weiner is trying to make a political comeback, two years after he resigned after posting raunchy pictures on Twitter....
Los Angeles voters go to the polls on Tuesday, and they could make history by electing the city's first female mayor. The runoff election pits City Controller Wendy Greuel against City Councilman Eric Garcetti. (May 21)
Rep. Michele Bachmann, a leader of the Tea Party Caucus in the U.S. House, takes to the steps of the U.S. Capitol with other elected officials and Tea Party leaders to denounce IRS scrutiny of some conservative and religious groups. (May 16...
Suddenly, President Obama is on the defensive over the Benghazi attack, the IRS Tea Party scandal, and a Justice Department probe of AP phone records. Is this what historians have come to call "the second-term curse"? (May 14)
Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been elected to the US House. The win marks a major political comeback for Sanford, whose career was derailed by an extramarital affair in 2009. (May 8)
Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent gastric band surgery in February to try to lose weight. He says the procedure is an intensely personal issue that is nobody's business but his. (May 7)
Republican former Governor Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch traded jabs in spirited debate. They are facing off in a May 7th vote for a Congressional seat from South Carolina. (April 30th)
A former State Senate Leader and five others were arrested Tuesday, in a bribery plot involving the upcoming New York City Mayor's race. Malcolm Smith allegedly hoped to bribe GOP party leaders so they would let him run as a Republican. (A...
New York State Senator Malcolm Smith was arrested Tuesday along with several other politicians in an alleged plot to bribe his way into the race for mayor of New York City. (April 2)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt where he says the government and opposition need to come together around human rights and freedom, as well as speech and religious tolerance. (March 2)
Highlights of this day in history: Slobodan Milosevic is arrested; American forces invade Okinawa; Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews; Soul singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father. (April 1)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her support for gay marriage Monday, putting her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates on a social issue that is rapidly gaining public approval. (March 18...
Here's the latest news for Saturday, March 16th: Two dead in Pa. bus crash; Pope Francis meets the media; Calmer weather helps Colorado firefighters; Palin gets big response from Super Big Gulp.
Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is being challenged in the Supreme Court case, Shelby v. Holder. Oral arguments will be heard Wednesday morning to determine if that key provision should be struck down. (Feb. 27)
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been charged with spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. His wife was charged with filing false income tax forms. (Feb. 20)