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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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GOP looks to fight Dems, not negotiate with Obama

Posted: 01/29/2013 - What's in, for the moment at least, is a more deliberative legislative process. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, last year's Republican vice presidential nominee, says it's all about "prudence."

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Senators reach agreement on immigration reform

Updated: 01/28/2013 - The deal, to be announced at a news conference Monday, also covers border security, non-citizen or "guest" workers and employer verification of immigration status.

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Chiefs from mass-shooting towns to meet with Obama

Posted: 01/28/2013 - President Barack Obama will meet with police chiefs from three communities that have experienced mass shootings, part of his administration's push to address gun violence.

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Obama lauds Clinton as she prepares to leave

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Obama and Clinton chuckled as they described their partnership and stoked speculation that Obama may prefer Clinton to succeed him in the White House after the 2016 elections.

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Ryan says deep budget cuts likely unavoidable

Posted: 01/28/2013 - The chairman of the House Budget Committee says Republicans will oppose tax increases and, as a result, deep, unpopular budget cuts will likely take effect.

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Leading Democrat: Gun control faces uphill climb

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who's leading the push to restore an assault weapon ban, acknowledged on Sunday that the effort faces tough odds to pass Congress and she blamed the nation's largest gun-rights group.

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Kenya elections observers to enhance transparency

Posted: 01/28/2013 - An official says Kenya's March elections will be closely monitored by the international community and local groups to help identify potential problems that may lead to tensions in the electoral process.

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Obama birth control mandates loosens lawsuits

Posted: 01/28/2013 - The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul appear to be moving toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

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