After a "listening tour" of Chicago neighborhoods, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has officially announced his run for mayor. When two strong candidates dropped out, he became the apparent front-runner.
Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina is sounding out a challenge to Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader in the House. It's a long-shot effort, but reflects some party members' unease with Pelosi.
'Sarah Palin's Alaska' debuts on TLC on Sunday, joining one of the hottest trends in politics: the future candidate as TV personality. Can viewers tell where a show ends and a campaign begins?
Supreme Court justices decline to take up request by the Log Cabin Republicans to reinstate a federal judge's injunction against the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays in the military.
G20 leaders made it clear at this week's summit that they were not afraid to stand up to President Obama and US global economic policy. Were they motivated by midterm election results?
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, publicly objects to military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gay service members. The senator has helped block legislation to repeal it.
Cindy McCain says "government treats the (gay) community like second-class citizens" and gives permission to bullies by continuing policies that discriminate.
A US court has an opportunity to consider that question in a lawsuit brought on behalf of the American-born cleric by the ACLU and Anwar al-Awlaki's father.
Cliff Lee helped the Texas Rangers reach their first World Series last month with his terrific pitching. Now a free agent, Cliff Lee has several suitors lining up to bid on his services.
President Obama appears to be open to working with Republicans to extend Bush-era tax cuts. Keeping today's lower tax rates for the wealthy, temporarily, appears to be on the table.
Michael Vick was injured the last time the Eagles and Redskins met. But now, Michael Vick is healthy again and has the Eagles flying high.
Sarah Palin has declined to comment on the prosecutors' latest request that the college student who hacked Palin's e-mail account should get 18 months in prison. A judge will sentence the hacker today.
The sole victim of a fatal Iowa plane crash has been identified by authorities.
Veterans Day 2010 observances included a charity cross-country 'Gumpathon' and 'code talkers' ringing the bell on Wall Street.
The chairmen of Obama's debt commission have outlined a plan designed to show that progress is possible in reducing the national debt – if Americans agree to make tough compromises.
Carnival Splendor arrived at a San Diego dock Thursday. Passengers began to leave the Carnival Splendor after being towed back to the southern California port, following an engine room fire that disabled the cruise ship.
Adm. Mike Mullen stopped at the South Pacific island nation on his trip home this week from Australia, where he attended security discussions.
Iowa plane crash kills one person, near Milford in northwest Iowa. Reports say that the plane was flying from Minnesota to Amarillo, Texas.
Veterans Day at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany saw First Lady Michelle Obama surprise servicemen and women and their families by helping to serve a special Veterans Day meal.