1 hr ago | Star-Telegram.com
Frederick Douglass, prominent abolitionist, writer and orator, now towers over a podium in the U.S. Capitol, a speech curled passionately in his hand.
5 hrs ago | WOI
FBI agents plan a third day of digging Wednesday in suburban Detroit for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago.
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Vice President Joe Biden is hailing Frederick Douglass for his work to bring about equal justice, leading a series of tributes at the unveiling of a statue of the 19th-century orator and writer.
10 hrs ago | CBS News
President Obama assured an audience in Germany that America is not indiscriminately "rifling" through the emails of ordinary European citizens, describing the National Security Agency's surveillance programs as a "circumscribed" system that has averted threats in America, Germany, and elsewhere.
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The final debate showdown Tuesday between Massachusetts rivals Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Ed Markey was peppered with stinging attacks from the candidates, whose race for U.S. Senate culminates in one week.
The journalist who won fame as the man who caused the downfall of General Stanley McChrystal died Tuesday in an horrific early morning car crash.
WASHINGTON For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman.
Vice President Joe Biden said he knows "for a fact" that some lawmakers who voted down a comprehensive bill to strengthen gun safety laws "wonder now whether that was a prudent vote."
Sean Joyce, the Deputy Director of the FBI, unveiled four terrorist plots he says were prevented in large part due to information collected by the National Security Agency's controversial, top-secret data gathering programs, including planned bombings of both the New York City subway system and the New York Stock Exchange.
A scrappy Vice President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday to "beat the gun lobby" by ultimately passing stronger firearm laws and said some lawmakers who voted against background checks have privately told him they want another chance.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus , star of HBO's political comedy Veep , says having lunch with the real Vice President Joe Biden and meeting his staffers - who showed some resemblance to the characters in her show - was nothing short of "mind-blowing."
Hillary Clinton has never been with the hard left on foreign policy so we shouldn't be surprised she is now on the wrong side as far as progressives are concerned on the NSA .
Weeks after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., last December, President Barack Obama issued 23 directives aimed at curbing the threat of gun violence.
Working to maintain gun policy reform's place in the political conversation, Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday will urge Congress to act on the White House slate of proposals.
In a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, supposedly 69 percent of Americans, which included 58 percent of Republicans now say, Congress should do something about background checks as a way to deter gun violence.
U.S. Sen. William "Mo" Cowan said he's done a lot of "cool things" since being appointed to fill the seat left vacant when John F. Kerry became U.S. secretary of state, including meeting top political leaders on a tour of the Middle East and flying, with the president, aboard Air Force One.