Gun rights advocates blast Obama's proposed ban of AR-15 ammo 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.
Boston Marathon bombing trial isn't going anywhere: panel rejects request to move trial Boston Marathon bombing trial isn't going anywhere: panel rejects request to move trial
Dan Taylor - Feb 28, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused in the April 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and injured 260, and defense attorneys have argued that there's no way he'll get a fair shake in the city -- but the judge disagrees.
DC legalizes Marijuana despite threats of legal action from Congress 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 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.
Marco Rubio gets heckled by protesters in his hometown
Marco Rubio gets heckled by protesters in his hometown
Tom Sherman - Feb 21, 2015
Marco Rubio deflects protesters with humor in the kick off event of his nationwide tour of early primary states.

Giuliani sparks outrage from Democrats after accusing Obama of not loving America
Giuliani sparks outrage from Democrats after accusing Obama of not loving America
Ella Vincent - Feb 20, 2015
The former New York mayor is now backpedaling on his controversial comments about President Obama.

NOAA study warns of major coral bleaching event in 2015
NOAA study warns of major coral bleaching event in 2015
Tom Sherman - Feb 19, 2015
As global ocean temperatures continue to rise, at risk are the greatest harbingers of undersea life.

White House cuts off information sharing programs with Israel
White House cuts off information sharing programs with Israel
Tom Sherman - Feb 18, 2015
The U.S./Israeli relationship has taken another awkward turn after White House press secretary Josh Earnest admitted the White House needed to quarantine Israel from any information regarding the current nuclear talks with Iran.

Meanwhile in Oregon, the first bisexual governor in America gets sworn in
Meanwhile in Oregon, the first bisexual governor in America gets sworn in
Tom Sherman - Feb 18, 2015
After an unexpected resignation from their popular governor, Oregonians have a new executive in office.

After years of deliberation, U.S. decides to sell military drones internationally
After years of deliberation, U.S. decides to sell military drones internationally
Anna Jiang - Feb 18, 2015
The selling of military drones to international allies hopes to bolster aerospace industries and increase U.S. influence in this area.

President Biden? Second-in-command still entertains idea of 2016 campaign
President Biden? Second-in-command still entertains idea of 2016 campaign
Anna Jiang - Feb 17, 2015
Joe Biden has extensive experience in the White House, an attractive political record, and may serve to benefit current forerunner Hillary Clinton in a 2016 Presidential campaign.

After judge blocks Obama, Congress can fund Dept. Homeland Security
After judge blocks Obama, Congress can fund Dept. Homeland Security
Tom Sherman - Feb 17, 2015
With a recent court ruling on immigration, politicians on both sides of the aisle have nothing to squabble over in regards to DHS funding.

NASA predicts new Dust Bowl (or worse) by end of century
NASA predicts new Dust Bowl (or worse) by end of century
Tom Sherman - Feb 13, 2015
The current drought in California has cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and unfortunately, scientists believe droughts in the U.S. are going to become harsher, drier, and longer throughout the rest of the century.

Congress wearily forwards Keystone bill to Obama, despite imminent veto
Congress wearily forwards Keystone bill to Obama, despite imminent veto
Anna Jiang - Feb 13, 2015
A bill in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline was passed by the Republican dominated House, but it is not expected to gain enough support to overcome a veto by President Obama.

Transgender soldier Chelsea Manning to receive female hormones in prison
Transgender soldier Chelsea Manning to receive female hormones in prison
Ella Vincent - Feb 12, 2015
The infamous whistleblower in the Wikileaks case, formerly known as Bradley Manning, will now be able to take female hormones in prison.

Court rules that religious organizations must provide birth control to employees
Court rules that religious organizations must provide birth control to employees
Ella Vincent - Feb 12, 2015
A court ruled that religious institutions must to provide birth control to its employees, citing a provision from the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Bush campaign hits first snag as Chief Technology Officer resigns
Bush campaign hits first snag as Chief Technology Officer resigns
Tom Sherman - Feb 12, 2015
Jeb Bush has kept out of the harsh media spotlight, but now a recent hiring has embroiled the Right to Rise PAC in controversy.

Congress reaches yet another stalemate in critical Homeland Security bill
Congress reaches yet another stalemate in critical Homeland Security bill
Anna Jiang - Feb 11, 2015
Senate Republicans continue to struggle with Democratic opposition to Homeland Security spending bill.

U.S. unveils agency to battle cyber threats following 'game changer' Sony hack
U.S. unveils agency to battle cyber threats following 'game changer' Sony hack
Anna Jiang - Feb 11, 2015
The White House announces the creation of a new U.S. agency aimed at controlling and preventing cyber attacks.

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.

Republicans furious over $24,000 "amnesty bonuses" for illegal immigrants
Tom Sherman - Feb 15, 2015
Republicans on the Hill are flabbergasted after learning illegal immigrants can now file taxes with the IRS and, in some cases, receive refunds topping $24,000.

Senator questions Samsung about its eavesdropping Smart TV policy
Tom Sherman - Feb 12, 2015
Senator Al Franken asked tough questions of Samsung and LG after reports exposed the companies Smart TVs record and transmit user voice data to third parties.

White House hurries to clarify Obama's comment on Paris deli attack
Ella Vincent - Feb 11, 2015
The White House tries to clarify comments about the Paris terror attack, which was reportedly motivated by anti-Semitism.

Obama to make official request to Congress for war authority against ISIS
Ella Vincent - Feb 10, 2015
The president readies a request to ask Congress for war authority to battle the terrorist group. The request will formalize the military action the White House had already taken after they killed American hostages.

Republican 2016 candidate scorns GOP: 'America doesn't need two liberal parties'
Ella Vincent - Feb 10, 2015
Louisiana Governor Jindal says that the shorter 2016 primary season will ultimately hurt conservatives.

Abrupt resignation in pro-Clinton PAC is blamed on 'political hit job'
Anna Jiang - Feb 10, 2015
David Brock accuses Priorities officials of being behind the report that had exposed him in a negative light.

Despite attempts to stand out, Jeb Bush 'pretty much is Romney' to Democrats
Anna Jiang - Feb 09, 2015
As Jeb Bush is cautiously recreating a new image for his 2016 Presidential campaign, Democrats are drawing unflattering similarities between his history and that of Mitt Romney.

Can Rand Paul win in Iowa: Poll shows him in second place
TSC_admin - Feb 08, 2015
A new polls shows Paul gaining traction in Iowa.

Volcanic ash rains down on West Coast, either Russia or Mexico to blame
Tom Sherman - Feb 08, 2015
Scientists believe the substance is probably related to active volcanoes in either Mexico or Russia, but no one is really sure.

Israel vows to "thwart" any nuclear agreement between U.S. and Iran
Tom Sherman - Feb 08, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu detailed his plan to stop any potential peace talks between the nuclear powers.

Social media blows up as Malia Obama, First Lady go college-hunting in New York
Dan Taylor - Feb 08, 2015
President Obama used his own daughter's college search to tie into his proposal for free community colleges for Americans.

A case of 'conspiratorial nonsense'? Criminal investigation of Christie administration begins
Anna Jiang - Feb 06, 2015
Former Hunterdon County Assistant Prosecutor Bennett Barlyn was interviewed by the U.S. attorney's office in New Jersey after claiming that he was fired because he objected to Christie officials dismissing indictments against political allies of the governor.

Supreme Court steps in at last minute to stop execution, but does not say why
Anna Jiang - Feb 05, 2015
Lester Bower Jr., 67, had been scheduled for lethal injection Tuesday for the shootings of four men in October 1983, but had his execution blocked by the US Supreme Court.

Legal groups in Arizona join forces to expose the state's flawed foster care system
Anna Jiang - Feb 03, 2015
Three legal groups represented the behalf of 10 children in filing a federal lawsuit against the Arizona Child Welfare system for maltreatment and inability to provide adequate care.

Department of Homeland Security hemorrhages money as McConnell-Cruz feud continues
Anna Jiang - Feb 03, 2015
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had promised to avoid government agency shutdowns, but has yet to take action in allowing bills that provide funding to the Department of Homeland Security to reach the floor.

Senator suggests food service employees should not be required to wash hands
Ella Vincent - Feb 03, 2015
One congressman sees food service employees washing hands as an infringement on liberty, and a form of government excess.

Rare moment of bipartisan harmony allows suicide prevention bill to pass 99-to-0
Ella Vincent - Feb 03, 2015
The Clay Hunt bill, which aims to help soldiers suffering from PTSD, has officially made its way through the Senate.

White House wants NASA to land on Jupiter's moon Europa
Tom Sherman - Feb 03, 2015
The White House 2016 budget proposal nearly doubles the funding for NASA's mission to Europa, but many wonder if it will be enough.

Mitch McConnell at a crossroads over Homeland Security funding
Tom Sherman - Feb 03, 2015
The senior Republican senator must choose between bowing to the conservative wing of the GOP on principle or conceding a Democratic victory in the fight to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

A heavily-bandaged Senator Reid returns to work following mysterious accident
Anna Jiang - Feb 02, 2015
Harry Reid returns to work after undergoing surgery for injuries sustained on New Year's Day.

Cuomo vows to not sign budget if public corruption continues to go unchecked
Anna Jiang - Feb 02, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declares that the state's government suffers from a crisis of public trust.

Strippers in Portland hope lobbyists can improve work conditions
Tom Sherman - Feb 02, 2015
Veterans of the exotic dance industry hope two lobbyists can help write legislation that will improve work conditions and clarify the rights of strippers.

Democrat 2016 polls: Hillary Clinton losing support, Joe Biden gains ground
Tom Sherman - Feb 01, 2015
Hillary Clinton is facing eroding support from voters and stronger opposition in the Democratic rivals.

California legislation would boost smoking age from 18 to 21
Dan Taylor - Feb 01, 2015
The bill is likely to face stiff opposition from tobacco groups, which argue that the law will do nothing to curtail smoking among teens.

George P. Bush attends "school choice" rally at Texas capitol
Tom Sherman - Feb 01, 2015
Son of potential GOP nominee Jeb Bush lent a high profile presence to a rally for education reform in Texas.