A top commander whose Nazi SS-led unit is blamed for burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press. Read more at NBCNEWS.com
Gov. Rick Perry is to sign a law mandating drug testing for some unemployment benefits recipients. Read More
Republican and Democratic state senators engaged in an intense debate Thursday over proposed laws to further restrict when, where and how women can get abortions in Texas. Read More
Gov. Rick Perry says he will not be adding any more items to the special legislative session under way in Austin. Read More
Christmas may be more than six months away, but it's already on the minds of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and some lawmakers in the state Legislature. The governor on Thursday plans to sign into law a bipartisan bill removing... Read More
Texas lawmakers are expected to consider alternatives to the state's political districts and hear additional testimony on the highly-partisan issue. Read More
Texas lawmakers are pondering how to solve the state's billion-dollar problem of paying for roads and other transportation projects. Read More
Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday added new abortion regulations to the Legislature's special session workload, measures long pushed by conservatives that could signal two weeks of fierce ideological debate after an unusually... Read More
The Senate began a full floor debate of the comprehensive immigration bill on Tuesday afternoon, just after the bill passed an 82 to 15 cloture vote. Read More
In San Diego Monday, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi — asked about the leak of details of a National Security Agency data surveillance program — said she will call for full empowerment of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board, mandated when the Patriot Act was passed by Congress.
Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law a much-watched high school curriculum overhaul that cuts the number of standardized tests students must pass to graduate from 15 to five. Read More
Monday afternoon, the new @HillaryClinton handle was already verified by Twitter — and there were already more than 160,000 Twitter users following the self-described "wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS,... Read More
A Florida museum refuses to renew "family membership" of same-sex couple and their children. WTLV-TV's Michelle Quesada reports.
Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke the stories on the NSA’s phone and internet surveillance programs last week and helped reveal on Sunday the identity of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who is behind the... Read More
Gov. Rick Perry has strengthened the rights of service dogs in Texas -- with a little help from a canine. Read More
The U.S. has traced a massive cyberespionage operation against President Barack Obama's and Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaigns back to China-backed hackers, U.S. intelligence officials have told NBC News. Read More
It's not often that tea party darling Sen. Rand Paul and liberal Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley find themselves on the same side of an issue — but Thursday they did, thanks to a report on the U.S. government's... Read More
Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono have easily won their parties' nominations in the race for governor of New Jersey. Christie defeated conservative Seth Grossman in the Republican primary. Buono... Read More
The vacancy-studded Washington, D.C., federal appeals court got three new potential judges nominated to it Tuesday, but whether they'll make it past Congress is an open question. Read More
Texas land commissioner candidate George P. Bush has become a father. Read More
As New Jersey mourns the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, attention is also turning to the state's popular Republican Gov. Chris Christie — and whom he might tap to fill the longtime Democratic senator's seat. Read More
President Obama stressed Monday the importance of treating PTSD, schizophrenia and other mental health diseases. Read More
The Internal Revenue Service faces increased scrutiny because of a new inspector general's report saying that the IRS spent $50 million on at least 220 conferences over three years.
More than 920 education bills were filed this session, easily outpacing any other topic. Read More
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce any day if he will seek re-election next year. Read More
A small group of senators hashes out the details of a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill — and in Washington, the belief is that the stakes for the Republican Party are high. Read More
Gov. Rick Perry vetoed House Bill 535 after it was approved unanimously by the Texas House. Read More
The Texas Senate is holding the first public hearing of the special session to adopt new election maps. Read More
Few think this is the end of the Michelle Bachmann story, even if she is quitting Congress, NBC News' Andrea Mitchell reports. Read More
The Republican chairman of the Texas House Ways and Means Committee says he is considering a bid to replace Susan Combs as state comptroller. Read More
A three-judge panel in San Antonio on Wednesday will hear arguments from state attorneys and minority rights groups for the first time since the November elections. Read More
"I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says 'closed for repairs' until New Year's Day next year and spend that time going over ideas and positive agenda," the long-time GOP senator and... Read More
The Internal Revenue Service's extra scrutiny of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status didn't originate solely in the agency's Cincinnati office, lawyers for some of the groups say. Read More
The governor will sign into law Tuesday a measure creating a state fund to finance new water projects. Read More
If you didn't follow along the last 140 days, this is what you missed.
Lawmakers bid a breezy farewell Monday to the legislative session, but before they had time to pop the cork on any celebratory champagne Gov. Rick Perry summoned them right back to work. Read More
Gov. Rick Perry is calling the Texas Legislature to meet in special session to address redistricting, the process of redrawing voting maps. Read More
Sending Gov. Rick Perry a slate of major new bills to sign, including an overhaul of public school testing and a state budget that restores $4 billion to classrooms, the Texas Legislature is done lawmaking with a scorecard... Read More
Texans who use drones to photograph people on private property could be charged with a crime under a bill on its way to the governor's office. Read More
The Texas Land Commissioner will have new discretion for making decisions regarding public beaches in a bill on its to the governor's office. Read More
A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view Thursday. Read More
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he wants Gov. Rick Perry to call a special session to seek passage of failed legislation insisted upon by conservative Republicans. Read More
Nearly 2,000 people went to Gov. Rick Perry's website in January to sound off on how lawmakers should cut taxes by $1.8 billion. Many won't get what they wanted. Read More
A stalemate over a Texas budget deal ended late Wednesday when the House and Senate finally backed down and approved major pieces of a roughly $100 billion spending package that is the only necessary order of business left for the... Read More
Hecklers demanding that Texas expand the Medicaid program under the White House-backed health care law repeatedly interrupted a speech by Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday, then descended on his office for a meeting to keep... Read More
The Texas House approved late Thursday night a bill allowing the state to drug test unemployment applicants. Read More
Texas House girds for major budget vote Wednesday. Read More
A proposed ban on sales of sugary sodas in public elementary and junior high schools is on its way to the governor. Read More
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the Foreign Service Institute regarding security overseas on Monday. Read More
As the Texas Legislature barrels toward its Memorial Day finish, Gov. Rick Perry gets more powerful by the hour. Read More
A breakthrough on a new Texas budget could be for real this time. Read More
Thirty-seventh time's a charm? Not quite, at least not for Republicans in the House who want the 2010 Democratic health care law off the books. Read More
President Barack Obama is delivering a statement on the growing IRS scandal. Read More
A media shield law is again being pushed in the Senate, thanks to outrage from press freedom advocates at the Justice Department's secret seizure of Associated Press journalists' phone records. Read More
The House is considering asking voters to approve term limits for future officeholders. Read More
Benghazi talking points, the Associated Press' phone records and now the IRS scandal — that spate of political obstacles could threaten the sweeping political agenda President Barack Obama began his second term with grand plans to... Read More
Texans applying for a marriage license would have to present photo identification under a bill being advanced in the Legislature. Read More
The budget chief in the Texas House says a deal with the Senate is imminent. Read More
Texas lawmakers move to assert more control over the appointment process of university regents. Read More
Spinning wind turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year. It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom.
Texas House approved a measure designed to prevent wrongful convictions. Read More
The Texas Senate is to hear legislation that would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into college classrooms. Read More
A contentious bill requiring politically active nonprofits to make the names of major donors public is on the verge of clearing the Texas Legislature. Read More
Plano Mayor-Elect Harry LaRosiliere said the focus of his four-year term will be economic development and the revitalization of older neighborhoods. Read More
Yet more of Washington was balking at the behavior of the Internal Revenue Service on Monday with the news that the agency had singled out conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status for tougher scrutiny. Read More
The Texas House has approved raising to 18 the minimum age for using a tanning facility. Read More
President Barack Obama blasted critics' scrutiny of his administration's immediate response to the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year as a "political circus" that "defies logic." Read More
Republicans control both chambers of the Texas Legislature, but that hasn't kept them from reaching an impasse over the state budget. Read More
Four North Texas towns had alcohol propositions on Saturday's ballot, though only half of them passed. Read More
All 14 City Council seats in Dallas were on Saturday's ballot and only four members ran unopposed.
Mayoral races in Arlington, McKinney and Plano have been decided and nearly two dozen others are being counted Saturday night. Read More
On Saturday, North Texans voted in more than 300 local races including mayoral campaigns, local propositions, school trustees and more. Read More
Harry LaRosiliere and Fred Moses have been leaders in Plano for years. The fact that one of them will be the city's first black mayor is not that big of a deal to them. Read More
Sen. Rand Paul delivered critical words about the Obama administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, specifically her response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, according to NBC News Read More
The president pitched his healthcare plan to moms nationwide by focusing on the law's specific benefits for women. Read More
The final gun for passing legislation proposed by lawmakers in the Texas House sounded Friday, killing hundreds of bills, most of which never even made it to the floor for debate. Read More
The Colorado Springs competition gives military athletes who've suffered injuries or illness the chance to focus on their outer and inner strength.
The Texas House has passed a bill allowing children 14 and over to sometimes consent to their own immunization without parental approval. Read More
A portion of U.S. 75/Central Expressway may be renamed for former President George W. Bush. Read More
Lawmakers have until midnight to pass their bills out the Texas House and Senate. Read More
President Obama travels to Austin on Thursday to speak about job creation. Read More
Texas bill aims to protect schools from "ridiculous" lawsuits, state rep says. Read More
With still more than two weeks to go in Texas' legislative session, Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday it's too early to issue ultimatums to lawmakers. Read More
Parents and activists are set to rally at the state Capitol for high-profile proposed legislation to expand charter schools in Texas. Read More
Environmental groups are upset that that Texas House is proposing an end to keeping histories of a company's compliance with state and federal laws. Read More
Mark Sanford's political comeback is now a reality, his campaign premised on second chances vindicated. Read More
The Texas House has approved a public school pilot program allowing parents to purchase supplemental concussion insurance for boys who play football and girls who play soccer. Read More
Texas Senate votes to reduce the number of standardized tests students must pass to graduate from a nation-leading 15 to five. Read More
Taxes on chewing tobacco would drop by more than 30 percent but the price of cigarettes would climb for some brands. Read More
A major tax bill headed for the Texas House floor could create a major showdown over legislation pivotal to Gov. Rick Perry's demand for tax relief. Read More
A total of 21 candidates are battling for five open seats on the Dallas City Council in Saturday's municipal election. Read More
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is scheduled to discuss security and trade matters with local law enforcement and business officials in Rio Grande City. Read More
The Texas House will begin slowly and selectively whittling down the state business tax this week. Read More
Frances Schommer, 18, is one of four candidates running for the City Council Place 2 seat in Irving. Read More
Rhode Island legalized gay marriage on Thursday, bringing the number of states recognizing gay couples' marriages to 10 — and becoming the last state in New England to begin doing so. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent,... Read More
Maryland has become the 18th state in the union — and the first state south of the Mason-Dixon line — to abolish the death penalty. Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Catholic Democrat who opposes capital punishment and has been seen as... Read More
The House has passed a bill requiring youngsters' registration in a state immunization registry, unless parents elect not to participate. Read More
Billions in unspent taxpayer dollars may be getting less crucial to balancing the Texas budget. Read More
Mark Zuckerberg has clicked "Like" on the Keystone XL Pipeline — and now his timeline is going to be chock-full of angry. The Facebook founder and CEO recently started a political advocacy group called FWD.us — and the group... Read More
The bipartisan compromise to expand background checks for gun buyers failed a Senate vote in part because of Republicans' interest in blocking a policy victory for President Barack Obama, the deal's chief GOP backer Read More
Hospitals would have to provide enhanced treatment for victims of sexual assault under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature. Read More
A Texas House panel late Tuesday began debating a sweeping proposal that would allow local school boards to ignore nearly all state educational regulations and accountability standards in favor of rules and benchmarks they devise o... Read More
The National Review Online is reporting Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is considering a bid for the nation's top office in 2016. Read More
New Hampshire's Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte has faced a backlash from constituents after her vote against expanding background checks for gun buyers — and on Monday, she faced a shouting match among her constituents at her... Read More
The Texas Department of Public Safety has been honored by legislators for continuing service and achievements. Read More
The Texas House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill reducing standardized testing for elementary and middle school students. Read More
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott hasn't officially announced if he'll run for governor but is making clear that if he does, he'll be running to the right. Read More
A man who spent 18 years on death row before a court exonerated him begged the Texas Legislature on Monday to repeal the death penalty. Read More
A plan to transfer $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to create a water infrastructure bank failed Monday because the author broke a parliamentary rule about when such a bill could be considered. Read More
Mark Sanford, South Carolina's one-time philandering governor and current embattled congressional candidate, will get one of his last chances for political redemption Monday night — at least in this election. Read More
The Texas House has scheduled a vote this week on a bill allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns into college classrooms. Read More
Gov. Rick Perry says he won't sign a new state budget that does not include a tax cut. Read More
Georgia students achieve their goal to hold the first integrated prom in Wilcox County. For decades, separate segregated dances divided the community. WMGT's Jasmine Williams reports.
Early voting in person begins Monday for the May 11 elections. Citizens have until May 7 to vote early. Read More
Lawmakers continue to consider various options for the United States in Syria in the wake of an assassination attempt on the country's prime minister, and recent evidence of Syria's government's using chemical weapons on its own people.
Gov. Rick Perry is joking about the Legislature passing a Texas budget that's to his liking. Read More
Texas lawmakers will hear testimony on a bill to repeal the death penalty. Read More
The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner brings together journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities for what's usually an evening of light-hearted banter and celebrity gawking.
Gov. Rick Perry is expressing "disgust and disappointment" at a cartoon in a California newspaper that depicts him boasting about business booming in Texas just before a major explosion. Read More
The Texas House has given early passage to an $875 million spending bill that includes immediate relief for public schools and paying for wildfires that ravaged the state in 2011. Read More
Gov. Rick Perry revved up for a presidential bid in 2011 by showing the country who's boss in Texas: He slashed spending, tightened abortion restrictions and declared illegal immigration a state emergency. Read More
President Barack Obama vowed Friday to fight with Planned Parenthood against what he said were efforts across the country to turn women's health back to the 1950s.
Frisbee teams say they are being forced off fields near the White House. The National Park Service says it's part of a beautification effort to restore the Ellipse. The teams are seeking the help of First Lady, Michelle Obama. News4's Mark Segraves reports.
An $875 million spending bill that includes $500 million extra for public schools heads for a major vote in the Texas Legislature. Read More
The dueling House and Senate approaches could wind up clashing this summer, if the Senate passes comprehensive reform but the House only passes limited elements. Read More
International heads of state, former government officials, and other dignitaries are scheduled to be in attendance for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University... Read More
They have dominated American politics for the past three decades: the Bush and Clinton families, taking turns in a string of positions of power and influence. The dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library on... Read More
Both Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are considered strong White House contenders should each seek the presidency in 2016. Read More
President Barack Obama talked up bipartisanship and his predecessor during a pricey fundraising event at the home of a supporter in Texas, one day before he was due to speak at the dedication ceremony for George Read More
Former President George W. Bush says he has advice for his brother and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — "Run." For president, that is. In an interview aired Wednesday with ABC News, the former president says his brother would be, i... Read More
A day before sharing the stage with his Republican predecessor, President Barack Obama raised money for Democrats at a supporter's North Texas home. Read More
Nostalgia battles criticism of the 43rd U.S. president, heading into the dedication of his presidential library in Dallas on Thursday. Read More
The former secretary of state is about to give her first paid speech Wednesday before the National Multi Housing Council in Dallas. Read More
Top education leaders in the Texas House discuss proposal to increase the number of charter schools allowed to operate statewide. Read More
Lawmakers are set to consider several proposals on the rights of workers in Texas. Read More
Despite vast differences with Bush on ideology, style and temperament, Obama has stuck with Bush policies on a number of fronts. Read More
The government is warning passengers that flight delays can change by the hour as it runs the nation's air traffic control system with a smaller staff. Read More
The Texas Senate advanced a plan Monday that would return money generated from an electricity surcharge back to ratepayers. Read More
Texas lawmakers advanced a proposal Monday night to regulate short-term loans that carry high interest rates. Read More
The Texas Senate is reviewing the Railroad Commission and considering a name change for the agency that now has very little to do with railroads. Read More
Texas lawmakers considered a proposal Tuesday night that would restrict the use of solitary confinement in juvenile detention centers. Read More
Four years after he left the White House, it's worth taking another look at Bush as his presidential library opens in Texas this week. Read More
When Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott visited the devastation in West following a fertilizer plant explosion, he looked very gubernatorial. Read More
Residents poured out onto the streets of Boston and broke out in song after the capture of the second suspect in the marathon bombings. This happened on Hemenway Street which borders the Northeastern University campus.
The uncle of the suspects accused of Monday's Boston Marathon Explosions speaks. From NBC Washington.
The uncle of two young men suspected of planting two bombs at the Boston Marathon urged his nephews to turn themselves in during an emotional interview outside his Maryland home.
Surveillance video released by the FBI shows two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 800-CALL-FBI.
Four Democratic and four Republican senators formally unveiled a sweeping immigration bill Thursday at a news conference attended by traditional opponents from big business and labor, and conservative and liberal Read More
A defiant President Obama vows to continue his push for tougher gun control after a Senate bill calling for tougher background checks fell 6 votes short of passing.
The owner of Charles Street Supply Co. in Boston had to make a difficult decision on whether to reopen the day after the bombings. He did, and people who want to show patriotism are buying all of his American flags.
The National Republican Congressional Committee says it will not spend any additional money to support Mark Sanford's bid for a congressional seat in South Carolina. They made the move after Jenny Sanford filed a court complaint accusing the former governor of trespassing at her home.
As fears of violence loom over school closings, Chicago looks for ways to keep kids safe. That task may include creating safe passages for students moving along the streets, along with boxing.
Texas lawmakers are considering a measure to make it a crime to buy advertisements soliciting prostitution. Read More
Lawmakers are considering raising the penalty for repeat offenders convicted of indecent exposure. Read More
Opponents of capital punishment ask lawmakers to create new avenue for appeals. Read More
Bill would narrow challenges to a West Texas radioactive waste dump owned by Dallas-based Waste Control Specialist. Read More
Potential Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy renews debate on utility tax. Read More
The latest push to ban texting while driving in Texas could set off another showdown at the Capitol. Read More
Texas' top education official is set to address the State Board of Education meeting. Read More
A Democratic lawmaker is proposing that Texas repeal an anti-gay law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003. Read More
Texas college students would have to take six hours of comprehensive American or Texas history to earn their degrees under a bill scheduled for a hearing by a House panel. Read More
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who is mounting a political comeback four years after an extramarital affair roiled his career and his marriage, is facing accusations from his ex-wife that he has been trespassing at... Read More
A letter addressed to a U.S. senator from Mississippi has tested positive for the dangerous poison ricin, the FBI said Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday evening that the toxin was sent to the office of Read More
Many runners had just finished the Boston Marathon and were close to the scene of Monday's bombings. Others were still running and were stopped in their tracks. The blasts killed at least three people and injured 140. Check out these pictures from the aftermath and interviews with some of the runners.
Soldiers who had recently returned from battle overseas weren't far from the blast near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. They immediately rush to help victims. WHDH-TV's Brandon Gunnoe reports.
Boston Marathon blast witness Carlos Arrendondo describes rushing into the aftermath to aid victims. WJAR-TV's Brian Crandall reports.
A Texas Senate panel is set to discuss a sweeping overhaul of school curriculum and standardized testing already approved by the state House. Read More
Texas senators are considering a requirement that doctors who perform abortions have privileges at a nearby hospital. Read More
A bipartisan proposal to expand background checks to more gun buyers seemed in jeopardy Monday as a growing number of Republican senators expressed opposition to the proposal, perhaps enough to derail Read More
Gov. Rick Perry opened Texas' legislative session urging lawmakers to use a surplus of state funds on tax cuts. Read More
A big week for Congress approaches as continual discussion on immigration and gun control legislation may come up for a vote.
Former President George W. Bush has become a grandfather. Read More
Speaking exclusively to NBC News, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is the first GOP senator to say publicly she will vote for the bipartisan compromise on expanded background checks for the sale of guns online and at gun shows. Read More
President Barack Obama's independent political advocacy group has raised almost $5 million in the first quarter of 2013, it announced Friday. Read More
Texas Senate approves dramatic expansion of charter schools. Read More
Conn. Senator asks Fox not to broadcast NRA 500. Read More
Gov. Rick Perry is ready to talk traffic after Senate Republicans unveiled a new $3.5 billion plan for crumbling and congested Texas highways. Read More
The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would require drug testing for some people when they apply for unemployment benefits. Read More
Latinos like Florida's Republican Sen. Marco Rubio — but not nearly as much as they like Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll has found. Read More
Sen. Chris Murphy is asking media mogul Rupert Murdoch not to broadcast a NASCAR race sponsored by the National Rifle Association, amid intensifying debate in Washington over new measures to curb violence. The NRA 500 race is set t Read More
Republicans want to use money to fund urgent water and road projects and did not rule out taking even more for public schools. Read More
A new plan in the Texas Senate calls for voters to authorize $6 billion from the state's Rainy Day Fund to pay for water and road projects. Read More
The most serious package of gun control measures to hit Congress in years cleared its first big hurdle Thursday when the Senate overcame an effort by conservative Republicans to prevent a debate on the bill. Read More
Guess who's coming to dinner at the White House? Twelve top GOP senators. Read More
A group of high-profile social conservatives warned Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in a sternly written letter that their supporters could leave them if they change positions on social issues like same... Read More
If California Attorney General Kamala Harris is the nation's "best-looking attorney general," as President Barack Obama said last week (before apologizing but not retracting), she's also the most up-and-coming attorney general... Read More
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is struggling to gain support for two bills they say will save lives across the state of Texas. Read More
Texas lawmakers sent more than 1,000 bills to Gov. Rick Perry's desk. Not all of them will be signed into law. Here are a few that people are talking about.
Voters in Dallas will have to choose between seven candidates vying for Angela Hunt's seat on the Dallas City Council.
Frances Schommer, 18, is one of four candidates running for the City Council Place 2 seat in Irving.
Thousands of immigrants and their advocates are rallying nationwide on Wednesday, in a coordinated series of protests urging Congress to overhaul immigration law to grand a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants... Read More
Gov. Rick Perry's signature economic development programs would get a closer look under proposals in the Texas Senate. Read More
A Texas House panel is set to debate hot-button legislation to ban abortions in Texas after 20 weeks. Read More
A Texas Senate committee is considering a proposed constitutional amendment that would bring casino gambling to Texas. Read More
A bill that unsuccessfully attempted to criminalize airport security pat-downs two years ago is back in the Texas Legislature. Read More
President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled his $3.8 trillion budget blueprint on Wednesday, billing it as a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits. His plan would raise taxes on the wealthy, trim Social Security benefits... Read More
Robin Kelly will head to Washington, D.C. this week to become the next congresswoman from Illinois. With 92 percent of precincts reporting as of 9 p.m., Kelly had earned 72 percent of the vote, trumping ballots cast for her closes... Read More
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic candidate in a special congressional election in South Carolina, released her first TV ad in her campaign against former Gov. Mark Sanford this morning. Read More