The president of the nation's largest civil rights organization said newly appointed Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) does not believe in civil rights and went on to criticize the GOP for alienating moderate Republicans who support their positions.
Former Rep. Barney Frank may have retired from the House of Representatives, but now he wants to be appointed to the U.S. Senate if Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is confirmed as the next secretary of state.
An unusual alliance is shaping the debate of gay marriage in Illinois. GOP Party Chairman Pat Brady is giving his "full support" to a bill in the state legislature that would legalize same-sex marriage even though the state party platform only supports traditional marriage. Although the bill passed by an 8-5 vote in a Senate committee, it is still unclear if it can muster the necessary votes to pass before the current legislative session ends next Wednesday.
Sandy Hook Elementary students returned to another facility today under the protection of armed security guards which the National Rifle Association recommended after the Dec. 14 massacre that killed 26 people, including 20 children.
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk returns to Capitol Hill today after suffering a life-threatening stroke in January of 2012. What is most amazing is the story of his encounter with three angels who appeared at the foot of his bed inside a hospital intensive care unit.
When the dust settled after the House and Senate voted on the fiscal cliff bill, Democrats supplied the overwhelming majority of the votes. But what may yet prove to be the bigger issue was how the issue split Republicans in both chambers. It may well set the stage for how Congress and the GOP will function in the coming year.
Pundits contend that Tuesday's passage of the bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff was in essence the Democrats' ratification of the tax cuts implemented by President George W. Bush in 2001 – at least for families making under $450,000 annually.
Tea Party Leaders are expressing outrage and disappointment over the House passing a bill late New Year's Day that allows President Obama and Congressional Democrats to raise taxes on wealthy Americans with no guarantee of future spending cuts.
Illinois, the state where Barack Obama first cut his political teeth will soon vote whether to legalize same-sex marriage and the president is putting his political force behind the measure in hopes of turning the Land of Lincoln into the 10th state to legalize gay marriage.
A new Gallup poll shows that President Barack Obama and his once presidential rival and now outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are the most admired man and woman of 2012.
The National Rifle Association, the nation's largest and most powerful gun-rights group, is still viewed in a positive light by most Americans. In a Gallup poll released on Thursday, 54 percent of those surveyed have a "favorable" view of the organization.
Conversations on how to make communities safer in the wake of a deadly series of shootings have ranged from a complete ban of firearms to placing armed police officers in every classroom in America. Now Arizona's attorney general is recommending his state train at least one person in each school on how to use a firearm.
In the aftermath following the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., The Journal-News, a Gannett-owned publication in Hudson, N.Y., printed a list with an interactive map of the names and addresses of people licensed to own handguns in Westchester and Rockland counties. The story has since produced an outcry over journalistic responsibility in revealing who does and does not own a weapon.
President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president and the father of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, remains in intensive care and now family members and sources close to the elder statesman are mum on his condition.
In one of the most closely watched issues involving religious freedom, the U.S. Supreme Court has denied Hobby Lobby's request for an injunction, deciding instead to allow the legal battle in the lower courts to continue.
A letter signed by over 250 pastors and rabbis in Illinois says they are in support of a bill to allow gay marriage that will most likely be voted on in early 2013.
U.S. District Judge Audry Fleissig turned back a new Missouri law on Friday that requires insurers to exclude birth control coverage for moral objectors, saying that it runs contrary to a portion of the insurance mandate under the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.
Wayne LaPierre, who has led the National Rifle Association for many years, today called for more police protection in schools in the wake of last Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults.
President Obama announced today that he plans to nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. The nomination comes days after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice announced she would not be considered in the wake of GOP pressure over her comments that the Benghazi attacks were caused by an anti-Muslim movie rather than an organized terrorist attack.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) suffered a political setback on Thursday night when after passing the first of two bills known as "Plan B," he was unable to muster enough votes from members of his own party for the second portion of the plan. It is unclear where this leaves the discussion between the White House and House Republicans.
In a procedural vote Thursday afternoon, the U.S. House voted to allow consideration of the budget plan known as "Plan B" and put forward by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as a way to avert the dreaded fiscal cliff. The final vote is expected to take place later Thursday evening.
A team of experts commissioned in the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre found that a lack of mental health services is a major public safety problem, and the author of the 2008 report says little has changed now.
Conservative leader David Barton told "The Glenn Beck Show" Tuesday night that citizens have "the biblical right of self-defense." His comments run contrary to President Obama who on Wednesday created a gun task force designed to review existing gun laws in light of recent shootings, including the one in Newtown, Conn., last week.
The State Department report on the Benghazi attacks of Sept. 11 in Libya that killed an American ambassador and three others revealed some damaging information, concluding that "systemic failures" left U.S. facilities unprotected. It could also leave Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with some political baggage should she choose to run for president in 2016.
In the midst of increasing calls for gun control after the Newtown massacre and other acts of violence, President Obama announced the formation of an interagency task force at a Wednesday press conference.