Jeb Bush supporters launch massive campaign to win Florida Jeb Bush supporters launch massive campaign to win Florida
Dan Taylor - Mar 22, 2015
If Jeb Bush were to lose his home state -- which has voted for Obama in both of the past two elections -- it would be a massive embarrassment for him.
Big gains for U.S. stock market -- but is the Federal Reserve making a mistake? Big gains for U.S. stock market -- but is the Federal Reserve making a mistake?
Dan Taylor - Mar 22, 2015
The decision to delay raising interest rates is providing a short-term boost for the stock market -- but it may cut into the profits of S&P 500 companies.
Investors jump back into U.S. stock market as Fed softens its stance on the dollar Investors jump back into U.S. stock market as Fed softens its stance on the dollar
Dan Taylor - Mar 21, 2015
Investors were worried that the Fed would boost interest rates in the middle of this year, but a recent meeting indicated that won't happen until later in the year.
Army investigates 'Racial Thursdays' allegation in Alaska unit Army investigates 'Racial Thursdays' allegation in Alaska unit
Dan Taylor - Mar 21, 2015
It was the same unit that Pvt. Danny Chen was a member of. Chen killed himself in 2011 over allegations of racial hazing.
Jeb Bush says raising minimum wage will hurt those trying to escape poverty
Jeb Bush says raising minimum wage will hurt those trying to escape poverty
Anna Jiang - Mar 18, 2015
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush indicated his opposition to raising the minimum wage during a speech at South Carolina, the state that holds the initial Southern primary of the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Obama to young Americans: Legalizing pot should be your lowest priority
Obama to young Americans: Legalizing pot should be your lowest priority
Ella Vincent - Mar 16, 2015
President Obama presents his stance on marijuana as a piece of advice for America's youth.

Utah passes LGBT rights bill thanks to unlikely alliance with Mormon church
Utah passes LGBT rights bill thanks to unlikely alliance with Mormon church
Ella Vincent - Mar 12, 2015
The anti-discrimination bill passed in Utah with the support of conservative churches.

Tweets from Boston bombing suspect suggest 'independent culpable state of mind'
Tweets from Boston bombing suspect suggest 'independent culpable state of mind'
Ella Vincent - Mar 11, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's overlooked Twitter account has menacing messages that could incriminate him in the Boston bombing trial.

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in all states
Senators introduce bipartisan bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in all states
Ella Vincent - Mar 10, 2015
The historic bill would give more legitimacy to the marijuana legalization movement.

President Obama formally backs nationwide gay marriage
President Obama formally backs nationwide gay marriage
Dan Taylor - Mar 07, 2015
While the administration and the Democratic Party have long supported gay couples, it's the first time the administration has urged the highest court in the land to strike down statewide gay marriage bans across the nation.

Democrats urge stubborn McConnell to stop delaying vote for attorney general
Democrats urge stubborn McConnell to stop delaying vote for attorney general
Ella Vincent - Mar 05, 2015
President Obama's pick for attorney general Loretta Lynch faces tough opposition.

Study shows most Americans favor marijuana legalization, tipping point approaches  
Study shows most Americans favor marijuana legalization, tipping point approaches  
Anna Jiang - Mar 04, 2015
Four states and Washington D.C. currently allow the recreational possession and distribution of Marijuana.

Supreme Court steps in to investigate challenges against Affordable Care Act
Supreme Court steps in to investigate challenges against Affordable Care Act
Anna Jiang - Mar 04, 2015
In upcoming King v. Burwell case, the Supreme Court is to rule regarding those challenging a key provision in the Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court gets earful from Republicans over state constitution amendment
Supreme Court gets earful from Republicans over state constitution amendment
Anna Jiang - Mar 03, 2015
The Supreme Court considered the legality of the Arizona Redistricting Commission, which is being sued for infringing on the legal power of the Arizona legislature.

House and Senate continue to point fingers as Homeland Security shutdown looms
House and Senate continue to point fingers as Homeland Security shutdown looms
Anna Jiang - Mar 03, 2015
Senate Democrats refused to move forward in funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

The richest man in history: Mansa Musa
The richest man in history: Mansa Musa
Alexander Nicoleau - Mar 02, 2015
Not many people have heard of the African king born in the 13th century whose wealth would put anyone in the modern era to shame, but perhaps that should change.

Barack Obama vs. Jesse Jackson
Barack Obama vs. Jesse Jackson
Alexander Nicoleau - Mar 02, 2015
President Obama and Reverend Jesse Jackson have had a complicated relationship during their political careers.

Walmart desperate to keep employees, raises minimum wage
Walmart desperate to keep employees, raises minimum wage
Dan Taylor - Mar 01, 2015
The retail giant has fought for decades to keep the minimum wage as low as possible, but recent moves by retailers such as Gap to retain good employees has resulted in a mass exodus of Walmart workers.

Republicans furious as colleges use financial aid to help illegal immigrants
Republicans furious as colleges use financial aid to help illegal immigrants
Dan Taylor - Mar 01, 2015
New York University argues that its financial aid program doesn't take away from citizens, but Republicans say that because there is not unlimited funding for needy students, American citizens are being crowded out.

Study: Conservatives tend to act happier, liberals tend to actually be happier
Anna Jiang - Mar 12, 2015
A study that used online profiles of liberals and conservatives to gauge happiness revealed that individuals who identified as liberals tend to actually be happier though conservatives are more likely to self-report happiness.

Foreign Relations officials overwhelmingly agree: Military force against ISIS is required
Anna Jiang - Mar 11, 2015
America's top officials on foreign and military appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday and agreed that military force against the Islamic State is needed.

Utah considers reinstating firing squad execution for death row inmates
Anna Jiang - Mar 11, 2015
Following many recent botched executions by lethal injections, the state of Utah may be considering bringing back a firing squad for executions.

Wikimedia insists Internet surveillance strains 'backbone of democracy'
Anna Jiang - Mar 11, 2015
Wikimedia and other groups are challenging the practice of "upstream" collection.

Democrats furious over abortion restrictions added to human trafficking bill
Ella Vincent - Mar 11, 2015
A human trafficking act has become a political lightning rod for Republicans and Democrats.

NSA is slammed with ACLU lawsuit for allegedly violating Constitution
Anna Jiang - Mar 10, 2015
Civil liberties groups argue that the NSA is undermining their ability to carry out their jobs by blocking their ability to exchange information in confidence and free from warrantless government search.

University says filling out anti-contraception paperwork still violates religious liberty
Ella Vincent - Mar 09, 2015
An Obamacare contraception mandate is being challenged by the University of Notre Dame.

Souvenir truck explodes, forcing White House lockdown
Dan Taylor - Mar 08, 2015
The Secret Service later cleared the scene after the incident, which was the latest in a series of security breaches for the White House.

FDA approves new biotech drug that could save billions of dollars
Dan Taylor - Mar 07, 2015
The complexity of biotech drugs meant that no one was able to legally produce copies in the United States, but the FDA approved a regulatory pathway in 2012.

'It was him': Defense attorney not interested in proving Tsarnaev's innocence
Anna Jiang - Mar 06, 2015
Presiding judge George O'Toole ruled that during the first phase, the "guilt phase", only Tsarnaev's guilt or innocence regarding the 30 federal charges against him was to be determined.

Hillary Clinton: 'I want the public to see my email'
Ella Vincent - Mar 06, 2015
The former secretary of state is in a controversy over using private email for work purposes. Clinton denies any wrongdoing.

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 hopeful claims homosexuality is 'absolutely' a choice
Anna Jiang - Mar 05, 2015
Potential Republican presidential candidate drew harsh criticism from scientists after making statements that he believed that being gay is "absolutely" a choice.

Republicans fail to defeat Obama's Keystone XL pipeline veto
Dan Taylor - Mar 05, 2015
Republicans argue that the pipeline is a pure jobs creator, but Obama has countered that the pipeline won't create many U.S. jobs and it has a questionable effect on the environment.

Boston bombing trial finally settles on jury after grueling two months
Ella Vincent - Mar 03, 2015
The Boston Bombing trial will take place near the site of the horrific terrorist attacks almost two years ago.

Governor Scott Walker openly declares plan to ban abortions after 20 weeks
Anna Jiang - Mar 03, 2015
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says his anti-abortion position was influenced by his parents.

Petraeus pleads guilty to sharing government secrets with mistress
Ella Vincent - Mar 03, 2015
The fallen four-star general pleads guilty to sharing government secrets with his ex-mistress.

ISIS sends death threats to Twitter employees, promising them 'a real war'
Ella Vincent - Mar 02, 2015
ISIS has called for the assassination of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey for blocking their accounts.

Could Jeb Bush's billion-dollar investment flub impact his 2016 race?
Ella Vincent - Mar 02, 2015
The former Florida governor made a risky investment that may have backfired.

Gun rights advocates blast Obama's proposed ban of AR-15 ammo
Dan Taylor - Mar 01, 2015
Scores of lawmakers signed a letter hammering the ATF for proposing the ban, arguing that the agency had failed to demonstrate that there was any new safety issue related to the ammo.

DC legalizes Marijuana despite threats of legal action from Congress
Anna Jiang - Feb 27, 2015
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser passed a new law that legalized marijuana with the approval of nearly 70 percent of voters, as indicated by polls last November.

Obama's choice for attorney general makes good impression with Senate interview
Ella Vincent - Feb 26, 2015
The New York prosecutor clears one hurdle on her way to become attorney general.

Alaska's pot legalization will boast some of 'the most sensible marijuana laws' in U.S.
Ella Vincent - Feb 25, 2015
The drug can now be sold and consumed in the state for adults over 21.

Clinton insists tech world cannot properly advance with current gender inequalities
Anna Jiang - Feb 25, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton urges for more women to take the lead and strive for accomplishments.

Former LA mayor opts out of Senate race, but hints at potential run for governor
Anna Jiang - Feb 24, 2015
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that he is not running for the Senate, but suggested that he may be interested in running for governor of California.

NYPD must face 'a hard truth' regarding racism and brutality, says commissioner
Ella Vincent - Feb 24, 2015
NYPD commissioner says ignoring police brutality would be "reckless and irresponsible.''

Goverment pleads with judge to lift ban on Obama's executive action
Anna Jiang - Feb 24, 2015
A U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen has issued a temporary ban on President Barack Obama's executive action which would shield as many as 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.

Judge orders Christie to pay out $1.57 billion of illegally withheld pensions
Ella Vincent - Feb 24, 2015
Chris Christie suffers a legal setback. The decision affects the pensions of New Jersey public employees.

Loss of support from minority voters could spell doom for Rahm Emanuel re-election
Ella Vincent - Feb 23, 2015
Rahm Emanuel has a big war chest in his bid to be re-elected mayor of Chicago, but criticism from his previous term could be a deal-breaker.

Obama endorses 'very open-minded' mentality of welcoming transgender soldiers
Anna Jiang - Feb 23, 2015
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told troops in Afghanistan that he was "very open-minded" about who should be able to serve, provided "they can do what we need them to do for us."

President Obama mocks GOP rebrand in speech to Democrats
Tom Sherman - Feb 20, 2015
On Friday, President Obama took a swipe at the GOP for trying to rebrand as a party of the people.

Obama administration to ask judge for stay on immigration ruling
Tom Sherman - Feb 20, 2015
The Obama administration will continue to prepare for its executive actions on immigration to take effect regardless of the court ruling.

Oklahoma bans all AP history classes for not preaching enough 'American exceptionalism'
Ella Vincent - Feb 19, 2015
Oklahoma lawmakers have banned advanced placement history classes, though many students have already started to fight back.

Ferguson officials still waiting to hear from Feds
Tom Sherman - Feb 19, 2015
The shooting death of Michael Brown sparked widespread riots and federal investigations, the repercussions have yet to been felt by the city of Ferguson or its police department.

Spring breakers, beware of measles: California Dept. of Health
Tom Sherman - Feb 17, 2015
The California Department of Public Health is warning travelers to make sure they are up to date on their inoculations before going abroad this spring.

'Doonesbury' cartoonist Garry Trudeau receives prestigious journalism award
Ella Vincent - Feb 16, 2015
This 2014 Polk Award also serves as a nod to the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists killed in a recent terrorist attack.