Putting a price on carbon emissions will help America reduce dependence on polluting fossil fuels and speed the transition to clean energy, Obama told a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday. Republicans decried that idea as a tax that will hurt the economy.
Chicago gun ban: A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban.
The death of Sen. Robert Byrd opens up room for the sixth Senate appointee since January 2009. Some states are considering whether a special election is a better option for selecting a senator.
Great white shark was caught 20 miles off of the Massachusetts coast. State officials caught the shark and after a 15-minute battle, they were able to tag it.
RUSSELL LONG - (D) of Louisiana - Dec. 31, 1948 to Jan. 3, 1987 - 38 years, 3 days: The son of a powerful Louisiana political family, Senator Long took over his father and mother’s Senate seat and helped President Lyndon Johnson push many of his “Great Society” social reforms through the Senate in the 1960s. Long is seen here in Washington, DC, in this undated file photo.
West Virginia Democrat Robert Byrd had been in Congress since 1953. He won his ninth term to the US Senate in 2006.
House and Senate conferees crafted a final version of financial reform legislation Friday. Both houses are expected to vote on the bill next week.
Monday's confession from attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad has put the spotlight on the Pakistani Taliban's absence from the official US terrorist list.
Senate Democrats feel pressure to 'do something' on the long-stalled energy bill. The Gulf oil spill has widened the partisan divide. The White House will hold a bipartisan meeting Wednesday.
Happy Meals are being targeted by a consumer group for making kids fat. Toys in the Happy Meal are to blame the group says.