Obama Opens Japan Trip with Sushi Stop

President Barack Obama opened a four-country Asia tour to reassure allies of the U.S.'s support in the region.

DNC Reveals Short List of Cities for 2016 Convention

President Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating convention in 2016.

Christie Stands Firm Against Recreational Pot

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken a hard line on recreational use, calling out Colorado and Washington.

Biden Leaves Ukraine as Russian Invasion Threat Rises

Vice President Joe Biden finished his visit to Ukraine pledging U.S. support as the the threat of Russian invasion heightens.

John Paul Stevens Proposes 6 Changes to Constitution

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for six changes to the Constitution, two of which are directly related to guns.

NATO Minesweepers Deploy to Baltic

Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the Baltic Sea in a bid to bolster its presence in Europe's ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia's intentions in Ukraine.

Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Race Decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the state of Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

Obama Faces Big Challenges on Asia Trip

Many in Asia are watching how President Obama counters Russian aggression in Ukraine as a signal for how Washington will respond to future Chinese belligerence.

Jack Lew Visit Offers Hope for Bankrupt Detroit

If money from the Illinois's allotment of nearly $500 million from the federal Hardest Hit Fund were allocated to Detroit, it could free up a like amount in city funds which could then be used to offset a settlement with city retirees.

Obamacare Falling Short on Insuring the Uninsured

The Affordable Care Act is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.

U.S. Must Release Memo on Killing Citizens Overseas

The U.S. government must publicly disclose secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Airing Spanish-Language Ads

Gov. Rick Scott decision to run Spanish-language ads reflects Florida's changing demographics as well as the depth of the Republican's aggressive $6 million ad blitz.

Elizabeth Warren Wants 'A Fighting Chance' for the Little Guy

To the surprise even of herself, less than two years after being elected to her first political office, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has become the leading voice of a populist movement shaping the Democratic message for this year's elections and perhaps beyond.

Biden in Ukraine as Violence Increases

Vice President Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to Kiev to demonstrate U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions.

Lawmakers Call for Tighter Sanctions on Russia

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for tougher Western sanctions against Russia.

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