December 9, 2013 @ 10:18 pm
It's not the vision of a world-class city that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel typically likes to portray.
December 9, 2013 @ 8:48 pm
In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.
December 9, 2013 @ 8:33 pm
John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and a trusted Democratic operative, will join the White House staff as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama, two persons familiar with the move said late Monday.
December 9, 2013 @ 8:27 pm
Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions _ the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
December 9, 2013 @ 8:07 pm
Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree to include a renewal in any year-end budget deal.
December 9, 2013 @ 6:39 pm
John Kerry leaves Wednesday on his ninth trip to the Mideast as Secretary of State to resume talks with Israel and the Palestinians aimed at crafting a final status agreement to end the decades-long conflict.
December 9, 2013 @ 6:12 pm
Highlights of legislation that received final congressional approval on Monday from the Senate prohibiting undetectable plastic firearms.
December 9, 2013 @ 5:55 pm
Senate Republicans blocked immediate approval of a mountain of mostly minor nominations by President Barack Obama late Monday in the aftermath of last month's Democratic move weakening the minority party's traditional ability to block most presidential appointments.
December 9, 2013 @ 4:19 pm
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who returned to Congress after suffering stroke last year, had his gallbladder removed Monday due to an unrelated medical issue.
December 9, 2013 @ 4:03 pm
President Barack Obama is urging the people of the Central African Republic to remain calm amid mounting sectarian violence.
December 9, 2013 @ 3:45 pm
The nation's top military leader pleaded with Congress on Monday to complete the defense bill before year's end as Democrats and Republicans on the Armed Services committees reached agreement on compromise legislation to pay for warfighters, ships and aircraft.
December 9, 2013 @ 3:43 pm
When he was mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner waited to be alone with women to kiss, grope and manhandle them without any witnesses, according to a probation officer's report released after he was sentenced Monday to home confinement.
December 9, 2013 @ 3:16 pm
The United States and British governments are creating a task force to target online child sexual exploitation.
December 9, 2013 @ 2:46 pm
Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America's economy and politics, according to new survey data.
December 9, 2013 @ 1:44 pm
As Air Force One made its way from Washington to Johannesburg Monday, a president, a former president and a possible future president were all traveling aboard.