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AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving

Posted: 08/22/2013 - Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up

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Release of some NSA docs in response to lawsuit

Posted: 08/22/2013 - A senior administration official says some of the surveillance documents released by U.S. intelligence officials Wednesday were made public in response to a lawsuit.

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New tactics emerge in fight for Manning's freedom

Posted: 08/22/2013 - The fight to free Pfc. Bradley Manning takes a new turn as he returns to prison to serve a 35-year sentence for leaking classified information and his lawyer says he will ask the Army for leniency

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Corker talking foreign policy at Nashville forum

Posted: 08/22/2013 - The event is hosted by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, which last week named former Gov. Phil Bredesen and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist as co-chairmen of its Tennessee State Advisory committee.

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Dempsey: Syrian rebels wouldn't back US interests

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The Obama administration is opposed to even limited U.S. military intervention in Syria because it believes rebels fighting the Assad regime wouldn't support American interests if they were to seize power right now

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ACT: Only quarter of grads ready for all subjects

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The results, part of ACT's annual report, indicate thousands of students graduate from high schools without the knowledge necessary for the next steps in life.

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Last Nixon tapes to be released cover key period

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The recordings cap the chronological release of 3,000 hours of tapes Nixon recorded between February 1971 and July 1973 that have been released by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Texas Sen. Cruz shrugs off Canadian citizenship

Posted: 08/21/2013 - Sen. Ted Cruz, seemingly eyeing a presidential run in 2016, calls his renunciation of Canadian citizenship no big deal, even though questions about candidates' birthplaces have flared in recent elections.

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Rubio is talking less about immigration these days

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The local radio talk-show host asked the Republican senator why he had worked with Democrats on legislation that would give the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally an eventual path to citizenship.

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Mubarak casts shadow over US policy in Egypt

Posted: 08/20/2013 - For the Obama administration, there's a new wrinkle that could further complicate ties with post-coup Egypt: the possible release of the country's jailed former leader, Hosni Mubarak.

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Sen. Cruz says he'll renounce Canadian citizenship

Posted: 08/20/2013 - The Texas Republican and tea party favorite announced his plans Monday night in a statement. The move comes in the wake of a report by The Dallas Morning News that Cruz holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.

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Scalia: Court shouldn't 'invent new minorities'

Posted: 08/20/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to Congress or the people, from wiretapping to "inventing" new classes of minorities, Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday.

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Corker criticized for working with Democrats

Posted: 08/20/2013 - Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker insists his willingness to work with Democrats doesn't make him a moderate, but ardent conservatives think otherwise.

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Tea party groups seek senatorial candidate

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Tea party groups in Tennessee and national conservative organizations are looking for a primary election candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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NJ governor to sign ban on gay conversion therapy

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy

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Hagel holds first Pentagon talks with Chinese

Posted: 08/19/2013 - In his first Pentagon meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faces a familiar agenda marked with tensions over U.S. missile defenses, Chinese cyberattacks and other issues.

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Summer burst in Iowa belies quiet on 2016 front

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Potential presidential candidates' recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in this important state.

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Post-vacation, Obama to face Egypt, spending talks

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Fresh from a weeklong vacation, President Barack Obama has to confront such issues as the crisis in Egypt and federal spending before getting back out on the road to sell his economic proposals.

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Congress split on cutting off aid to Egypt

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Democratic leaders have generally supported the president's approach. But on Sunday, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said he would end aid to Egypt.

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Key Senate races have a family factor

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Candidates are wielding famous political pedigrees in a number of races that could determine whether Democrats maintain control in the 2014 elections.

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