The Year Washington Got Serious About Guns
December 26 2012 4:48 PM
A horrific shooting in Connecticut changes the terms of the debate.
NRA Breaks Silence, Backs Armed Guards In Schools
December 21 2012 11:39 AM
After staying mum on the Newtown gunfire mass murder, the NRA Friday backed better security in schools, led by armed guards.
National Crises Push President's Approval Rating To 3-Year High
December 21 2012 9:34 AM
The election, and possibly Newtown, gave Obama a "bump" in the polls - a "rally-around-the-president" pattern that occurs mid/after crises.
New Jersey's Cory Booker: Senate Run Up Ahead?
December 20 2012 1:23 PM
After hinting he might seek the governorship, Booker says he is exploring a 2014 Senate run for Frank Lautenberg's New Jersey seat.
Obama's Second Term List: Climate, Immigration
December 20 2012 10:21 AM
The president says he will focus on immigration, climate change, energy -- and still the economy.
Obama: 'Epidemic Of Gun Violence' Demands Action, And Soon
December 19 2012 12:20 PM
In the wake of Sandy Hook, the president personally reiterated his call for gun control.
Judge Robert Bork, Conservative Icon, Dies At 85
December 19 2012 10:39 AM
Bork had a distinguished career that included serving as acting Attorney General, Solicitor General and judge.
Benghazi Security Called 'Grossly Inadequate' In US State Department Report
December 19 2012 10:32 AM
A new report -- from the administration, not its Republican critics -- examines what went wrong in Libya.
Obama Wins Time's 'Person Of The Year' Award - His Second
December 19 2012 9:22 AM
The award caps a comeback-year for the president, who many thought would lose the 2012 election, due to the sub-par U.S. economy.
Obama To Cabinet: Let’s Talk Gun Control
December 18 2012 10:59 AM
In the wake of the Newtown shooting, the president has asked Vice President Joe Biden to push the effort forward.
Connecticut Shooting Prompts Flood Of W. H. Petitions
December 17 2012 2:32 PM
The Obama Administration has received petitions for and against gun control with supporters so far outweighing opponents.
Democratic Senators Signal US Gun Control Push
December 17 2012 10:59 AM
Sandy Hook has spurred calls to regulate guns, from senators and the president, with the first focus of attention being an assault weapon ban.
Egyptians Vote On Newly Proposed Constitution
December 15 2012 1:37 PM
Egyptians headed to the polls Saturday to vote on a new constitution -- an event that will shape the country's politics for years to come.
John Kerry To Get Nod As US Secretary Of State: Report
December 15 2012 12:53 PM
With Susan Rice out, Massachusetts senator John Kerry is reportedly in.
Connecticut Shooting Ups Pressure For Gun Control
December 15 2012 11:33 AM
Once again, Democrats and advocates ask the president to act.
Emotional Obama Reacts To Friday's School Shooting
December 14 2012 3:29 PM
A visibly upset U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., but makes no mention of gun control.
No Permit Needed To Buy Shotguns, Rifles In Connecticut
December 14 2012 3:02 PM
A brief overview of gun laws in the state where 26 people were killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Marijuana Laws In Washington, Colorado Not A Priority: Obama
December 14 2012 9:45 AM
President Barack Obama says there are "bigger fish to fry" than recreational pot users.
Rice Gives Up On Secretary of State Nomination
December 13 2012 6:02 PM
The embattled secretary of state candidate, criticized by Republicans over the Benghazi attack, steps aside.
White Majority In US To Vanish By Mid-Century: Census
December 13 2012 11:43 AM
The U.S. is set to become older and more diverse -- something that will likely reshape the nation's political map.