27 min ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert
An outspoken and provocative conservative who emerged from Saturday's Republican Party of Virginia Convention as the party's nominee for lieutenant governor once compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and blasted African-Americans for their "slavish devotion" to the Democratic Party.
1 hr ago | Reno Gazette-Journal
An internal Justice Department inquiry found that a former Arizona federal prosecutor improperly disclosed information to a reporter related to a botched Mexican gun-trafficking investigation in an attempt to "undermine'' a Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives agent who went public with his criticisms of the gun case.
1 hr ago | Patch.com
Four Montgomery County residents are hoping to fill two open seats in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in January, but the first step is making it past the Primary Election, in which all of the candidates are cross-filed. Republican candidates Sharon Giamporcaro and Maureen Coggins will be on the Republican and Democrat ballots, as will ... (more)
The frame of a mobile home is pictured with debris after a tornado hit a mobile home park near Dale, Okla., Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma, other tornado-hit states brace for more. Sue Ogrocki ...
How far did PBS go to avoid offending a sponsor?
Last fall, Alex Gibney, a documentary filmmaker who won an Academy Award in 2008 for an expose of torture at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, completed a film called "Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream." It was scheduled to air on PBS on November 12th.
"We don't want a country where abortion is simply outlawed. We want a country where it isn't even considered," said Representative Paul Ryan in a speech a few weeks ago.
It's not as far off as you think. In just the past several weeks, the Kansas legislature passed a sweeping new bill that says life begins at conception. This follows on the heels of North Dakota's ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is found (typically about week six, before many women know they are pregnant), Arkansas's prohibition of abortions after week 12, and Alabama's tightened regulations on abortion providers.
On the other side of the issue, a federal court in New York ordered that the so-called "morning-after pill" be made available to women and girls of all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls under a certain age. (This is currently being appealed by the Justice Department.)
With the stock market setting new highs on a nearly daily basis, even as the real economy just slogs along, there seems to be one question on everyone's mind: are we in the middle of yet another market bubble? For a growing chorus of money managers and market analysts, the answer is yes: the market is a house of cards, held up by easy money and ... (more)
A lot of what's known about carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can be traced back to a chemist named Charles David Keeling, who, in 1958, persuaded the U.S. Weather Bureau to install a set of monitoring devices at its Mauna Loa observatory, on the island of Hawaii.
By the nineteen-fifties, it was well understood that, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels, humans were adding vast amounts of carbon to the air. But the prevailing view was that this wouldnít much matter, since the oceans would suck most of it out again.
2 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach
In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register up until Election Day and still cast their ballots.
2 hrs ago | SFGate
A big brother you can trust to keep you safe, give you a hand and do right by you? Or a big brother who snoops, lies and bullies you in all corners of your life? There's a common thread running through a series of controversies dogging President Barack Obama : the federal government, and conflicting interpretations of what it is.
4 hrs ago | Journal Gazette
Two FBI agents from an elite counterterrorism unit based in Northern Virginia were killed Friday during a training exercise in the Virginia Beach area, the FBI said Sunday.
5 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open public meetings.
5 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News
Former general Thein Sein on Monday becomes the first Myanmar president to be welcomed to the White House in almost 47 years, crowning a dramatic diplomatic rehabilitation for his nation after years of international isolation.
5 hrs ago | KMIZ
New Jersey Democrat and gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono released a new web video Monday -- but it's not the ad getting the most attention in the Garden State these days.
Luck was shining on one Florida lady this weekend as she awoke yesterday the winner of the $590.5 million US Powerball jackpot.
The massive prize is the highest single Powerball jackpot in history, lottery officials have said.
The single ticket was purchased for around £1.32 at a supermarket in the small town of Zephyrhills, near Tampa, Florida, according to Florida Lottery executive Cindy O'Connell.
Authorities were searching for at least two gunmen who walked up to the door of a Northern California home and opened fire, killing a 10-year-old girl and injuring her parents.
During President Obama's first term, Republican leaders in Congress said their highest priority was to make Obama a one-term president.
Yes, there was an election, and, despite high unemployment, a majority of voters sent a clear message that they supported Obamaís priorities and his agenda. But that hasnít stopped Republicans from trying to nullify the vote by blocking the presidentís nominees and freezing his agenda through gridlock.
The obstructionism has been relentless. Senate Republicans have used the threat of filibuster to hold up nominees for federal judgeships and key administration posts.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that 85 federal judgeships are vacant. Thatís 10 percent of the judiciary not functioning...
Police are investigating the slaying of a 32-year-old man in the Greenwich Village neighborhood early Saturday as a hate crime because the gunman made multiple anti-gay comments, they said.
It is at least the fourth violent attack in two weeks believed to be motivated by anti-gay bias, police said.
A rash of tornadoes wreaked havoc in Oklahoma and the Midwest on Sunday and Monday, destroying homes and tossing trees around like toothpicks.
But the destructive weather isn't over. Baseball-sized hail, wind gusts and tornadoes could pummel parts of the central Plains and Midwest through Monday.