Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday named former St. Louis police chief Daniel Isom II as new state public safety director. The appointment gives his administration its first black Cabinet member, after Nixon faced criticism both for the lack of racial diversity among his department leaders and for the state's response to the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown.
Presidential contenders running well behind in the polls need a big issue. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal may have found his in a lawsuit to block President Obama from imposing Common Core education standards.
Boston bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis thought she'd reached an agreement with NBC's 'Meet the Press' not to say the names of the suspects. But she left the studio in tears.
Tea party supporters in Naples, Fla., offer a range of views on the remaining GOP presidential candidates. Especially among rank-and-file tea partyers, anything goes.
The buzz around Elizabeth Warren running in 2016 is rising – or perhaps reaching a crescendo. But there are at least four reasons why the Senator from Massachusetts won't run for president.