Stephen Colbert already has 5 percent of the South Carolina vote, says one poll. Stephen Colbert transferred control of his super PAC to comedian Jon Stewart. The move legally allows Colbert to enter the South Carolina GOP primary race.
Across the US, financially strapped local governments are cutting back on library hours. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reduced the libraries' week to five days amid a stand-off with a public union.
The department released a 23-page legal opinion Thursday summarizing the advice it gave the White House before the Jan. 4 appointments. GOP leaders have argued the Senate was not technically in recess when Obama acted so the regular Senate confirmation process should have been followed.
In a January 2012 ESPN poll, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was the most popular pro athlete in America. Now he's struggling to make the New England Patriots' 53-man roster. But how much do you really know about Tim Tebow? Take our quiz to see if you are a true Tebow-maniac.
Sixty buildings were damaged in North Carolina and at least 15 people were injured in what the National Weather Service suggests was a tornado. Investigators are surveying the area to confirm if it was a rare, winter tornado.
Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says the state parole board had already approved release of 90 percent of the some 200 convicts he pardoned. But a judge blocked 21 of the pardons, citing the state's constitution.
Romney is trying to woo South Carolinians who cast ballots on Jan. 21 after the narrowest of victories in Iowa and a solid win in New Hampshire, the first two states where voters chose a favorite candidate.