The Democratic party will visit six sites to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have required a 72-hour waiting period for abortions in Missouri, citing the lack of an exception for victims of rape and incest.
For the second time in three weeks, President Obama invited top economists to a private lunch at the White House, tapping a broad array of ideological views as he seeks to assemble an economic agenda for the rest of his presidency.
Conservative Republicans claimed big victories this week that could hurt the GOP in 2016 when its presidential nominee looks for support among women and Hispanics.
Backers of tea partier Chris McDaniel are suing the Republican Party of Mississippi and the Mississippi secretary of state, saying voters who supported Sen. Thad Cochran last week broke the law by also voting in the Democratic primary.
To bring about a truce in Ukraine, Putin must face down nationalists at home pressuring him to send in troops to support the rebels occupying town halls and fighting government forces.
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is back in New Hampshire, this time campaigning for Scott Brown.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination and segregation on the basis of race, religion, national origin and gender in the workplace, schools, public accommodations and in federally assisted programs.
ISIL's declaration of an Islamic state in territory seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying that "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans."
The Obama administration has condemned the killing of a Palestinian teenager as a "heinous murder" and is calling on the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The Supreme Court's landmark Hobby Lobby ruling has sparked a lot of confusion about the fate of birth control in the U.S., though legal experts say the decision isn't as fuzzy as it seems.
The House is no longer requiring lawmakers to report some free trips they take on the annual forms they file about their personal finances.
Chris McDaniel hasn't presented any evidence that voter fraud pushed Senate incumbent Thad Cochran to victory in Mississippi's GOP runoff, but he he still hasn't conceded.
Rifle shots rang out Tuesday in the streets of the largest city in eastern Ukraine and panicked residents fled as firefights flared after the president ended a cease-fire.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday signed into law a measure allowing Illinois residents to register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day this fall.