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Lawmaker's hearing on DUI, gun charges delayed

Posted: 12/14/2012 - The Collierville Republican was arrested in October 2011 after failing a roadside sobriety test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found stuffed between the driver's seat and center console.

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Obama, Boehner meet on "fiscal cliff"

Posted: 12/14/2012 - As the "fiscal cliff" negotiations have seemed to hit a stalemate, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met for 50 minutes at the White House Thursday afternoon.

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Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House

Posted: 12/14/2012 - President Barack Obama says Hanukkah is a story of "resilience and optimism." He and first lady Michelle Obama held a White House reception Thursday on the sixth evening the Jewish Festival of Lights.

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'Fiscal cliff' talks vexing official Washington

Updated: 12/13/2012 - Five weeks after President Barack Obama won re-election and gained more leverage to make GOP conservatives bend on taxes, the new balance of power is proving vexing for both sides.

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Election over, administration unleashes new rules

Updated: 12/13/2012 - For months, federal agencies and the White House have sidetracked dozens of major regulations that cover everything from power plant pollution to workplace safety to a crackdown on Wall Street.

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US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

Posted: 12/13/2012 - The U.S. has told the world that it won't tolerate Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons or Syria's use of chemical stockpiles on rebels. North Korea, in some ways, is a trickier case.

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Senate intern, a sex offender, faces deportation

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned.

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Obama's fiscal cliff strategy is tricky balance

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Playing both sides, President Barack Obama is trying to balance his public pressure campaign on Republicans over the looming "fiscal cliff" with his private negotiations with GOP leaders.

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Fiscal cliff talks appear to be stalled

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Despite an intensifying pace, little progress is being reported in talks on averting automatic spending cuts and tax increases that economists fear could send the U.S. economy off a "fiscal cliff."

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Panetta in Afghanistan to meet with Karzai

Posted: 12/12/2012 - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit to consult with top commanders and President Hamid Karzai.

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Voter disdain spreads as 'fiscal cliff' looms

Posted: 12/11/2012 - The scene playing out on Capitol Hill is a familiar one as lawmakers with competing ideologies wage an 11th-hour battle to avert a predictable crisis.

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APNewsBreak: Sotomayor book offers personal look

Posted: 12/11/2012 - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might die early played a big part in her decision not to have children.

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US set to boost ties with Syrian opposition

Posted: 12/11/2012 - Officials say the administration is on track to recognize the new Syrian opposition council as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people at an international conference on the crisis in Morocco this week.

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US, EU considering world's biggest free trade pact

Posted: 12/11/2012 - Discussions are in the most preliminary of stages and there would be significant obstacles to overcome, including sharp differences on agriculture, food safety and climate change legislation.

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Obama, Boehner discuss 'fiscal cliff' stalemate

Posted: 12/10/2012 - The Obama-Boehner meeting Sunday was the first between just the two leaders since Election Day. They agreed not to release details of their weekend conversation.

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Obama praises special ops forces after rescue

Posted: 12/10/2012 - A member of a U.S. special operations team was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.

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NJ mayor Booker to decide soon on governor's bid

Updated: 12/10/2012 - Democratic Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., a prominent figure in his party, said Sunday that he'll decide within two weeks whether to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Christie next year.

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DesJarlais has less than $16K after bitter race

Posted: 12/07/2012 - While Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais may have persevered over a series of damaging revelations to win a second term in Congress, he all but exhausted his campaign account to do so.

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