Food Stamp Cuts Kick Americans When They're Down

We are in the middle of a fight to preserve the dignity and grace that makes all of us Americans. We have big hearts and great souls. I know.

Hollywood A-listers line-up for Booker

Cory Booker's political fundraiser Monday night might as well include a red carpet with an all-star lineup that includes Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

Obama at Navy Yard Memorial: 'We can't accept this'

President Barack Obama said Sunday that the United States "can't accept" last week's killing of 12 people at Washington's Navy Yard as "inevitable," but the shooting should instead "lead to some sort of transformation" on gun violence in the United ...

Obama Blasts Republicans at Congressional Black Caucus Awards

President Obama blasted Republicans Saturday evening for risking a government shutdown in their effort to defund Obamacare saying, "It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis."

Who is Navy Yard Gunman Aaron Alexis?

The picture emerging of the dead gunman in Monday's rampage at the Washington Navy Yard is a study in contrasts, one of a man who practiced languages and meditated, and another of a cold-blooded killer.

Political Gun Debate Starts Anew After Navy Yard Rampage

Hours after the Washington Navy Yard shooting, some of Washington's most vocal advocates for gun control started to renew their calls for further restrictions on firearms.

Obama seeks support for attacking Syria while pursuing diplomacy

President Barack Obama tried Tuesday to sell a military intervention he never wanted to an American public that opposes it, telling the nation that he needed authorization to attack Syria as leverage in a newly emerged diplomatic opening from Russia.

9/11 observances: Moments of silence to start 12th anniversary of terror attacks

For the 12th consecutive September 11, many Americans will fall silent at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday.

Report: Syria Accepts Chemical Weapons Proposal

Syria has accepted a Russian proposal aimed at averting a U.S. military strike, Russia's Interfax news agency reported Tuesday.

Ex-DEA chiefs blast Holder on marijuana stance in Colorado, Washington

A group of former top counternarcotics officials are taking on Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department's decision to soften its stance on marijuana legalization.

Obama's media blitz: Mission impossible?

Even though he sailed to the White House on the wings of his soaring rhetoric, President Barack Obama could find that he is on mission impossible as he launches his media blitz on Syria this week -- six television interviews ...

Sebelius, Foxx urge action on Obama agenda

President Barack Obama's top transportation official says partisan wrangling over spending prevents progress on improving the nation's crumbling infrastructure.

Judge tosses race discrimination charge against Paula Deen

A federal judge has dismissed the racial discrimination claims in a lawsuit filed by a former employee against Paula Deen, the celebrity chef's representative said Monday. Some other aspects of the lawsuit are still pending.

Lawmakers to gather in Georgia for Conference

State lawmakers and staff from around the country will gather in Atlanta this week for a conference on a wide variety of issues facing states.

Sex Ring Sting Doesn't Go Far Enough

Kudos to the FBI and its partners for bringing needed attention to the neglected problem of juveniles engaged in prostitution. On Monday, they announced the results of Operation Cross Country, a coordinated multi-agency campaign in which 150 alleged pimps were ...