Mar 10, 2014 — A new survey of Americans aged 18 to 32 includes some troubling news for the GOP. But the findings also suggest that few millennials see big differences between the two major parties.
Mar 6, 2014 — More than a dozen states are considering bills that would criminalize the online posting of sexually explicit photos or videos without the subject's consent. But First Amendment experts urge caution.
Feb 27, 2014 — Cutting defense spending is about as popular as proposing Social Security cuts. In other words, not very. But it must be done despite the politics, say officials who have helped close military bases.
Feb 26, 2014 — As they wait for the Food and Drug Administration to propose regulations for the nascent e-cigarette industry, lobbyists frame the product as way to move tobacco smokers "down ladder of risk."
Feb 12, 2014 — The election administration commission appointed by President Obama found no evidence that partisan plots were behind long Election Day lines, as some have suggested. Rather, some election officials simply misjudged how much equipment and personnel they needed at certain precincts.
Feb 12, 2014 — Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are at odds over whether military commanders should retain control over pursuing prosecution in sexual assault cases.
Feb 11, 2014 — In a speech Tuesday, the attorney general said laws barring convicted felons from voting are counterproductive and perpetuate "the stigma and isolation imposed on formerly incarcerated individuals."
Feb 5, 2014 — President Obama used an executive order to start a program intended to help farmers and ranchers cope with weather changes that have begun to alter growing seasons and crop health.
Jan 30, 2014 — Obama's aggressive use of executive orders is nothing new, either for him or for the presidency in general. But his decision to craft policies on his own is already getting congressional pushback.
Jan 29, 2014 — President Obama described the state as "not the most liberal part of the country." In fact, Kentucky gives him lower approval ratings than all but seven other states. Yet the state's Democratic governor has pushed Obama's priorities on health and education more successfully than most other governors.