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House members negotiate a proposal on immigration

Posted: 01/31/2013 - The group intends to unveil the legislation soon, perhaps around the time of Obama's State of the Union address Feb. 12, according to lawmakers and aides involved.

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Giffords pleads for gun curbs; NRA fights back

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Severely wounded and still recovering, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords begged lawmakers at an emotional hearing Wednesday to act quickly to curb firearms because "Americans are counting on you."

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Aide: Gabrielle Giffords to testify at gun hearing

Posted: 01/30/2013 - A Senate aide says wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be a surprise witness at Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on how to curb gun violence.

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Senate hearing pits NRA, gun-control supporters

Posted: 01/30/2013 - The two sides were squaring off Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose own members are divided in a microcosm of the debate that gun limits will face on their way through Congress.

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GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as leverage

Updated: 01/30/2013 - Republican conservatives are pushing a politically risky move to permit painfully large automatic spending cuts to strike the Pentagon and domestic programs alike

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Report: Iran, Hezbollah terror threat rising

Posted: 01/30/2013 - Operating both independently and together, the militant groups are escalating their activities around the world, fueling worries in the U.S. that they increasingly have the ability and the willingness to attack the U.S

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Obama on immigration overhaul: 'Now is the time'

Posted: 01/30/2013 - Potential Senate roadblocks center on how to structure the avenue to citizenship and on whether legislation would cover same-sex couples — and that's all before a Senate measure could be debated.

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Dems agree on candidate to challenge NJ's Christie

Posted: 01/30/2013 - You might not have heard of New Jersey state Sen. Barbara Buono, though you've probably heard of the man she's itching to take on in the November election — Gov. Chris Christie.

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Clinton supporters form super PAC in case she runs

Posted: 01/30/2013 - A super PAC called "Ready for Hillary" was registered with the Federal Election Commission on Friday and the group plans to launch its website in the coming weeks.

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Hagel supports nuclear arms cuts, then elimination

Posted: 01/30/2013 - Chuck Hagel, the likely next secretary of defense, would be the first to enter the Pentagon having publicly advocated for sharply reducing the number of U.S. nuclear weapons.

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Hagel supports nuclear arms cuts, then elimination

Posted: 01/29/2013 - Chuck Hagel, the likely next secretary of defense, would be the first to enter the Pentagon as a public advocate for sharply reducing the number of U.S. nuclear weapons, possibly without equivalent cuts by Russia

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Senate panel to vote on Kerry nomination Tuesday

Posted: 01/29/2013 - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Sen. John Kerry to be the next secretary of state.

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After gun crime, weapon history takes time to find

Posted: 01/29/2013 - Federal law bars the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from keeping track of guns. The only time the government can track the history of a gun, including its first buyer and seller, is after it's used in a crime.

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Obama launches push for immigration overhaul

Updated: 01/29/2013 - Seeking swift action on immigration, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will try to rally public support behind his proposals for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.

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Dissident Chen sure 1-party China will change

Posted: 01/29/2013 - He spoke to The Associated Press about his homeland's future and on adapting to life in America, after enduring years of abuse at the hands of officials in his rural community in eastern China.

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Lawmaker looks outside VA to fill mental care gap

Updated: 01/29/2013 - Veterans who have trouble getting timely mental health care from Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics should also have access to thousands of health care providers, says GOP committee chair

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Obama honors NBA Champion Miami Heat

Posted: 01/29/2013 - President Barack Obama honored the Miami Heat for winning the 2012 NBA Championship title after falling short just a year before.

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