Tom DeLay, a former GOP House majority leader, was instrumental in the GOP taking the Texas Legislature in 2002 for the first time since Reconstruction. But one of his contributions to the cause was illegally laundered money, a jury ruled Wednesday.
Boston's Logan Airport and others nationwide saw no huge 'Opt-Out-Day' boycotts. A few passengers opted out of the scanners, but not enough to cause problems.
On Thanksgiving eve, bad weather dodged most airports, while air travelers rolled with the TSA searches. On the roads, congestion prevailed, but the most dire predictions weren't realized.
The TSA's latest efforts to increase airport security include 'enhanced' pat-downs that have been criticized as invasive. Rape counselors advise that victims know their rights to protect themselves.
In many ways, the Republicans' voluntary two-year earmark ban is limited in scope. But it's already undermining Congress's spending 'cardinals' and changing how lobbyists lobby Capitol Hill.
USS George Washington is being sent to the Yellow Sea after North Korea attacked South Korea's Yeonpyeong island. By dispatching the USS George Washington, Obama is telling North Korea and its ally China that belligerent behavior will bring consequences.
The Pentagon's semiannual report to Congress on the war in Afghanistan has 'progress' in the title but little elsewhere. Instead, it chronicles corruption, violence, and a growing insurgency.
The five Somali pirates are believed to be the first people convicted of piracy in a US court in more than a century.
Rental cars which have been recalled by auto makers are under government investigation. The government wants to see how fast recalled rental cars are being repaired.
President Obama pardoned turkeys 'Apple' and 'Cider' at the White House Wednesday morning, but the two won't be making what had become a traditional trip to Disneyland.
Wisconsin tornadoes are a rare November event. But there were no serious injuries when two tornadoes swept through southern Wisconsin damaging dozens of buildings on Monday and Tuesday.
At a Nov. 19 Monitor breakfast, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles discussed their plan to lower the US budget deficit, arguing that if reform doesn't happen, 'the choices will be made for us.'
Thanksgiving seems to bring many of us to farmers markets. If you are committed to buying local, though, be ready to ask the vendors lots of questions.
The Food Safety Modernization Act has riled everyone from liberal 'locavores' to conservative tea party groups. Here's a rundown of what's really in the Senate bill.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has said he will take up the DREAM Act next week. The bill would open a path to citizenship for some young illegal immigrants.
Thanksgiving travelers are reporting their TSA encounters via Twitter and Facebook. The pat-downs and full-body scans range from entertaining to violating, they write.
Pentagon officials wonder if and when North Korean aggression will require a US military response. It's 'premature' to say that is being considered after the North Korean attack on South Korea Tuesday, says a Pentagon spokesman.
When Thanksgiving was to fall on the last day of November, he agreed to move it up a week. Thanksgiving trivia hint: Merchants were behind it.
Aubrey Huff has agreed to stay in 'The City by the Bay' for the next two seasons. Aubrey Huff, along with a certain red undergarment, was one of the Giants' numerous 2010 World Series championship heroes.